Jay Z’s Mother Comes out As A Lesbian in Song ‘Smile”
Jay Z’s 13th studio album, “4:44” has sent the internet into a tizzy! With everything he’s been revealing in the album that dropped today (June 30), nothing comes as a shock, as much as his duet with mother, where the pair reveals she’s a lesbian.
The track, “Smile” begins with Jay-Z rapping about how his mother,Gloria, had to pretend and live in the closet. He goes on to reveal that she id fin love eventually. The song closes out with Gloria rapping/encouraging othr to love who you love since tomorrow is guaranteed to no one.
Check out her verse below.
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
But life is short, and it’s time to be free
Love who you love, because life isn’t guaranteed