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Jay-Z Recalls The Moment His Mom Came Out To Him

Jay-Z Recalls The Moment His Mom Came Out To Him 

Posted: 3:48 pm Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

By mjonbli

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NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 27: Honoree Jay-Z accepts the President’s Merit Award onstage during the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for NARAS)

Jay-Z opened up about the day his mother, Gloria Carter, came out to him & he admits there were tears- lots & lots of tears!  In a newly released clip from his upcoming interview on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, the rapper got deep with host David Letterman about the memorable conversation he had with his mom. During the chat, she confirmed to her son that she felt like she was in love with her partner. “I cried because I was so happy for her that she was free,” he told Letterman of their chat just eight months ago. The next day, he wrote “Smile” off of his latest album, 4:44, in which Carter riffed about “living two lives.”  “Imagine having to live your life as someone else and you think you’re protecting your kids,” Jay-Z contemplated. “For my mother to have to live as someone that she wasn’t and hide and protect her kids and didn’t want to embarrass her kids for all this time and for her to sit in front of me and tell me I think I love someone.” According to Jay, he knew the truth, but never spoke about it with her.   “This was the first time we had the conversation and the first time I heard her say that she loved her partner,” he continued, noting that she used the phrase “I feel like.” “She held that little bit back still,” he noted. “She didn’t say ‘I love…I’m in love.’ She said, ‘I feel like I love someone.'” Still, the moment struck an emotional chord with Jay-Z. “I don’t even believe in crying because you’re happy,” he quipped. “I don’t even know what that is. What is that?”

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSumXG5_rs8

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