Jay-Z’s Mother Opens Up Being Lesbian on New Album

Published On June 30, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts

Gloria Carter, the mother of rapper Jay-Z, recently came out as gay in his new track featured on the album that dropped just last night “4:44,” which has people talking about the joy, thought provoking lyrics and hardships that he has experienced with his famous wife, singer Beyoncé.

On his song, “Smile,” it features Jay and his mother talking about her sexuality. It is also the first time that either of them have publicly spoken about her sexuality and personal romantic relationships.

“Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian / Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian,” Jay-Z raps in the song, which contains a sample of Stevie Wonder’s “Love’s In Need Of Love Today.”

“Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate / Society shame and the pain was too much to take,” he adds before asserting, “Cried tears of joy when you fell in love / Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her.”

Carter herself shows up on track to deliver a spoken word outro.

“Living in the shadow / Can you imagine what kind of life it is to live?” she asks on the close-to-five-minute track. “In the shadows people see you as happy and free / Because that’s what you want them to see,” she continues. “The world is changing and they say it’s time to be free / But you live with the fear of just being me… Living in the shadow feels like the safe place to be / No harm for them, no harm for me / But life is short, and it’s time to be free / Love who you love, because life isn’t guaranteed.”

Hov has a record of openly speaking out in respect of the LGBTQ community. Back in 2012 he’d revealed that he does support same-sex marriage while doing an interview with CNN.

“I’ve always thought [not allowing same-sex individuals to wed] was still, um, holding the country back,” Jay-Z said. “What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. [It] is no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”

We are so happy that Jay Z’s mother has finally been set free and able to live with her own choices and smile in her own truth.

Congrats to her and her son and we thank them for opening up to us.

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