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The Truth about Jay-Z’s Mother

She uncovered the truth in a touching duet with her son.
July 17, 2017

To discover the truth about Jay-Z’s loved ones, the first place to look is the rapper’s latest album. It isn’t only his marriage to Beyoncé and his ex-friendship with Kanye that he has uncovered; on track 3, his duet with his mother Gloria Carter is much more than a cute mother/son moment. The song called “Smile” is actually Gloria’s way of coming out as a lesbian.

“Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian. Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian,” says the song. “Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate. Society shame and the pain was too much to take.”

The song continues: “Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her/ I just wanna see you smile through all the hate.” She came out in a very peculiar way, and we love it!

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