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Jay-Z's mom Gloria Carter delivers emotional speech at GLAAD Media awards: 'I shared with my son who I am'

Jay-Z's mom Gloria Carter gave an emotional and moving speech as she was honored at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Saturday.

She accepted a special recognition award from Robin Roberts for her contribution to Jay’s song “Smile” from his album “4:44".

In her speech, Carter discussed the love and support she got from her son when she came out to him as gay.

She said, “‘Smile’ became a reality because I shared with my son who I am, not that people didn’t know. I was just someone they didn’t talk about but they loved me anyway. But, to me, this was the first time that I spoke to anyone about who I really am. My son cried and said, ‘It must’ve been horrible, to live that way for so long.’ My life wasn’t horrible. I chose to protect my family from ignorance. I was happy, but I was not free. Then, one day, I met someone that made my heart sing, that made me no longer want to sneak a peek at them, but actually look at them with loving eyes."

Watch her speech below:

[Source: Page Six]

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