Why an emotional encounter with his mum left JAY-Z in tears
JAY-Z’S mum said the rapper wept in sympathy when she told him she was a lesbian.
Gloria Carter was explaining how the emotion of it all inspired the track Smile on her son’s album 4:44. It features the lyrics: ‘Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian/Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian.’ Ms Carter told the D’USSE Friday podcast: ‘I just finally started telling (JAY-Z) who I was — “besides your mother, this is the person that I am”.
‘So my son started actually tearing. Because he’s like, “That had to be a horrible life, Ma”.’
But she reassured him by saying her life was ‘never horrible, it was just different’, adding: ‘So that made him want to do a song about it.’
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that JAY-Z’s wife Beyoncé’s 36th birthday cake cost the 47-year-old £2,700. Lily Fischer, the owner of Cake Life Bake Shop, said the black and gold creation was ‘a two-day process’.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth