Gloria Carter, the mother of Jay-Z, tied the knot with longtime partner Roxanne Wilshire in New York City on Sunday night.
It was reported that Beyonce, 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.”