If you're a Jay-Z fan, his latest album 4:44 has probably been the soundtrack of your summer. When 4:44 dropped in June, it made plenty of headlines thanks to the song "Smile," in which Jay-Z discusses his mom Gloria Carter coming out as a lesbian. His mom is also featured on the track, reciting a poem she wrote called "Living In the Shadows."
"Let me tell you how ["Smile"] came about... I was sitting there, and I was telling [Jay] one day, I just finally started telling him who I was," she said on the podcast. "Besides your mother, this is the person that I am. This is the life that I live," she recalled telling Jay-Z.