Jay-Z Reveals His Mother Is a Lesbian on 4:44 Song “Smile”
Jay-Z Reveals His Mother Is a Lesbian on 4:44 Song “Smile”. Beyonce husband released in his 13th album named 4:44, at midnight on TIDAL.
The album has 10 songs of which one of the song “Smile” , which he featured Stevie Wonder’s vocals and ends with a spoken word performance by his mom,Gloria Carter.
In the track, “Smile”,Jay-Z, revealed that his mother is a lesbian but had to pretend that she is thespian.
Here goes the leric of the song “Smile”, by Jay-Z;
“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,” Jay-Z raps in one verse. “Marie Antoinette, baby, let ’em eat cake.”
Jay-Z’s mum, being a single mother, had to raised four of her children- Andrea, Eric and Michelle in Brooklyn.
After some years with her son Jay-Z, from behind the scenes, she finally gets her own moment to shine in the song’s outro.
“Living in the shadow / Can you imagine what kind of life it is to live? / In the shadows people see you as happy and free / Because that’s what you want them to see / Living two lives, happy, but not free / You live in the shadows for fear of someone hurting your family or the person you love / 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,” she says. “But life is short, and it’s time to be free / Love who you love, because life isn’t guaranteed / Smile.”
Ukridosblog, learnt that the President and CEO of GLAAD Kate Ellis showered praises over Gloria for sharing her story.
According to Ellis’s interview with E!, she said
“Lesbian women are all too often erased or excluded from narratives surrounding LGBTQ people.
“By sharing her truth with the world, Gloria Carter is increasing visibility of lesbian women of color at a critical time and sending a powerful message of empowerment to the entire LGBTQ community that is perfectly timed with the end of Pride Month.”