Gloria Carter, mother of Jay-Z, tied the knot with longtime partner Roxanne Wilshire in New York City on Sunday night.
TMZ reports that Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Tyler Perry, and Robin Roberts were among those who attended the star-studded wedding in Tribeca and subsequent reception that sources said didn’t conclude until around 1 a.m.
Jay-Z opened up about his mother coming out to him on “Smile,” a track off his 2017 album 4:44.
“Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian/Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian/Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate/Society shame and the pain was too much to take,” he rapped.
“Cried tears of joy when you fell in love/Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her/I just wanna see you smile through all the hate/Marie Antoinette, baby, let ’em eat cake.”
Jay-Z confirmed in an interview with David Letterman on the Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction that he did shed tears of joy upon discovering his mother fell in love.
“Imagine having to live your life as someone else and you think you’re protecting your kids,” he explained.
“For her to sit in front of me and tell me ‘I think I love someone,’ I really cried…I cried because I was so happy for her that she was free.
See reactions below;
_big_catch: Them say polygamy is not accepted but same s+x is accepted 😂😂.
iam_eddieson: They look good I’m happy for them as long as it makes them happy ♥️.
chimdiy_chemicals: If she did not give birth to Jay z who would have known her and she will be going from one prayer house to another. Now that everything is working well for her she remember LQ.. it is well.
david_tunchi_: U people condem cheating but can marry same gender or even turn from a woman to a man? Lol this same rubbish u guys wanna export to some Africans, if that’s how our ancestors married them selves how would u guys came into existence? Confused people.
creativeoliver: Even old people are not exempted from this foolishness?? God forbid bad thing!
sinoboi_: Things are happening daily.