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The Shawn Carter Foundation Hosts An Evening of 'Making The Ordinary Extraordinary'

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According to Billboard,

JAY-Z’s mom, Gloria Carter, will appear at the GLAAD Awards in New York to accept a Special Recognition Award for the rapper’s song, “Smile.” On the Grammy-nominated track, which appeared on JAY’s 4:44 album, 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 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.”

Congratulations to Mama Gloria!

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