“Love who you love, because life isn’t guaranteed.”
On June 30, Jay-Z released his 13th studio album titled 4:44.
The album was exclusively released to Sprint and Tidal subscribers.
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Among many other personal topics — like his relationship with Beyoncé and his children — Jay-Z also discusses his mother, Gloria Carter’s, sexuality on 4:44.
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In a song titled “Smile,” Jay-Z raps: “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.”
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He continues, “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.”
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