We're learning a lot from Jay-Z's new album, 4:44. The rapper admitted that he cheated on his wife Beyoncé and came after Kanye West, but there's one more huge announcement. Jay-Z's mom, Gloria Carter, came out as lesbian in one of the tracks.
The track, called "Smile," (which you can listen to on Tidal) features Jay-Z and his mom talking about her sexuality. According to The Huffington Post, this is the first time either of them have publicly addressed Carter's sexual identity.
"Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian / Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian," Jay raps in the song. "Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate / Society shame and the pain was too much to take."
He continues, "Cried tears of joy when you fell in love / Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her."