Jay-Z To Receive Special Recognition

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, is honoring Jay Z at their 29th annual awards ceremony! The rapper, who’s leading the pack with 8 Grammy Awards nominations, is set to receive a Special Recognition honor for his song “Smile,” which details his mother Gloria Carter’s coming-out story from her son’s perspective.

“Mama had four kids but she’s a lesbian/Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian,” Hov raps on the #444 track. “I cried tears of joy when you fell in love/Doesn’t matter to me if it’s him or her.” The song also includes an original poem by Ms. Carter

Check out the GLAAD Awards nominees https://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/nominees

This year’s awards will take place in Beverley Hills on April 12 and in New York on May 5.

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