Jay-Z's mom "feels free" after revealing her sexuality to her son

Jay-Z's mom

Gloria Carter spoke of telling her son that she was gay as she was presented with a special recognition gong at the GLAAD Media Awards, for her contribution to Jay-Z's song Smile.

The award-winning song is from Jay Z 4:44 album, and deals with him finding out his mother's sexuality, including a spoken word poem by her.

"Imagine having lived your life for someone else", he says during the interview. Thanks to my family for loving me unconditionally, no matter what.

Following the track's debut, both Hov and his mother admitted that he "cried" and "was so happy" that she was finally "free" to be herself.

According Page Six Carter said after years of hiding her sexuality identity, she chose to live her truth of being a gay woman.


During her acceptance speech, she revealed the creative process behind the song, and how her son reacted to her coming out as a lesbian. I was just someone people didn't talk about but they loved me anyway. He's like, 'That had to be a disgusting life, ma.' I was like, 'My life was never terrible.

Their chat came about while Jay-Z was making his latest album 4.44.

"Then one day, I met someone that made my heart sink".

Speaking a year ago, Carter opened up about coming out to her son, his tearful reaction, and the process of making "Smile".

"Love gave me the courage to take the power I had allowed other people to have over my life for fear of them revealing my secret that wasn't really a secret". 'So everybody, just smile. Thanks to my partner, for loving me and helping me free myself from being in the shadows. And for my mother to have to live as someone that she wasn't and hide and like, protect her kids - and didn't want to embarrass her kids, and you know, for all this time.

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