JAY-Z will be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards. Rap-Up has reported that the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, known as GLAAD, will honor Hov for his record “Smile,” from the rapper’s 4:44 album — which depicts his mother Gloria Carter’s journey as a lesbian single mother. On the song, he rapped,
“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’s shame and the pain was too much to take.”
In other news, according to The Blast, JAY is reportedly taking steps to launch a new clothing line and retail store. Court documents obtained by the publication claim that JAY filed to trademark the name “AKA SHAWN CARTER” for a variety of goods.
The site says that JAY is looking to use the name on “shirts, pants, jackets, coats, bathing suits, ties, skirts, footwear, hats and various other clothing products.” He also reportedly wants to use the name for “perfume, cologne, shaving gel, aftershave, body lotion, bath gel, face cream, and cosmetics.”
I’m here for all of it!