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Jay-Z’s Mother Revealed To be Lesbian On ‘4:44’ Song “Smile”

Jay-Z released his new album 4:44 last night and there is a LOT to talk about. The most important of them, however, is the fact that Jay revealed that his mother, Gloria Carter, is lesbian.

Peep the lyrics he put down on the song “Smile”:

Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian

Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian

Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate

Society shame and the pain was too much to take

Cried tears of joy when you fell in love

Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her

I just wanna see you smile through all the hate

Marie Antoinette, baby, let ’em eat cake

Lot of people thought Jay had nothing new to say, howbowdah?

Seriously though, Jay Z has set trend after trend after trend in hip-hop culture for years now. But his greatest influence could be with lyrics like this that will force conversation about homophobia within the culture.

If the greatest rapper alive accepts and loves his gay mother, it’s going to be hard to stand on stage and scream f-bombs.

Good point.


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