Saturday, July 1, 2017

Jay-Z’s Mother Comes Out As Lesbian In Duet On New ‘4:44’ Album

Jay-Z released his newest album, “4:44,” exclusively on his music streaming service TIDAL Friday, marking his triumphant return to rapping after a four-year hiatus since dropping “Magna Carta Holy Grail” in 2013.

But one track in particular, "Smile," makes an unprecedented leap for LGBTQ representation in mainstream hip-hop. During the conversational track between Jay-Z and his mother, Gloria Carter, it is revealed she is a lesbian.

“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.

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

The track also features a spoken word outro from Gloria Carter herself.

“Living in the shadow / Can you imagine what kind of life is it to live?” she asks. “In the shadows people see you as happy and free / Because that’s what you want them to see. 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.”

The song is already making waves with so many people saying it is their favourite.


  1. Ladun, where you dey since? You just dey listen to the song?😜😜

  2. Yeye dey smell. After four pikin. Attention seeker

  3. No be only out of the closet at almost 70. Iya werey

  4. Enjoy your life, you have the support of your mega rich son and his super star wife.