American Hip-hop legend and music mogul Jay-Z dropped his 13th studio album “4:44” during the early hours of today and literally sent the internet into meltdown.
The ten tracker album was released exclusively on Jay’s music streaming platform Tidal.
Jay-Z has dropped his album 4:44, in which he apologises to Beyoncé for often womanising, but one of the most surprising revelations come on the album’s third track, ‘Smile’ when Jay says his mum, Gloria Carter, is a lesbian.
__ ‘Momma had 4 kids but she’s a lesbian/had to pretend so long that she’s a thesbian/Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate. ‘Society shame and the pain was too much to take/Cried tears of joy when you fell in love/Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her.’.
Jay’s mum then gets a feature role on the track with a spoken word performance about her sexuality, where she tells people: ‘Love who you love, because life isn’t guaranteed’
Here is the official breakdown of the album by Hov.