Jay Z says he cried with joy when his mother came out to him as a lesbian.
In the April 6 episode of "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman" on Netflix, Jay Z says he was happy his mother was free.
The rap mogul says he'd known his mother was gay, but they discussed it for the first time eight months ago.
Jay Z says his mother had to live as someone she wasn't because she didn't want to embarrass her children.
Gloria Carter came out on Jay-Z's 2017 song "Smile," which featured her poem "Livin in the Shadows."