Tears of Joy: Jay Z Reveals Emotions When Mom Came Out as Lesbian - NBC Chicago

Tears of Joy: Jay Z Reveals Emotions When Mom Came Out as Lesbian

The rap mogul says he'd known his mother was gay, but they discussed it for the first time eight months ago

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    Jay-Z and Gloria Carter attend an evening of "Making The Ordinary Extraordinary" hosted by The Shawn Carter Foundation at Pier 54 on September 29, 2011 in New York City.

    Jay Z says he cried with joy when his mother came out to him as lesbian.

    In the April 6 episode of "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman" on Netflix, Jay Z says he was happy his mother was free.

    The rap mogul says he'd known his mother was gay, but they discussed it for the first time eight months ago.

    Jay Z says his mother had to live as someone she wasn't because she didn't want to embarrass her children.

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    Gloria Carter came out on Jay Z's 2017 song "Smile," which featured her poem "Livin in the Shadows."