In his song “Smile” from 2017, the rapper described how his mother had come out to him as a lesbian.

Gloria Carter, the mother of JAY-Z, deserves congratulations!

The matriarch of the Carter family married her longtime companion Roxanne Wiltshire in a ceremony that happened over the weekend in New York City’s Tribeca area.

Their friends and family, including JAY-Z and his wife Beyoncé, as well as other famous guests, including Kelly Rowland, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Tyler Perry, and Robin Roberts, joined the celebration.

Beyoncé shared an Instagram photo of herself modeling her peach-colored attire, which included a corseted Dolce & Gabbana bodysuit and a matching skirt. She finished off the look with a lace handbag, sunglasses, and a feathered jacket.

Blue Ivy, who the “Renaissance” singer and the “Empire State of Mind” rapper shared as a child, donned a floor-length silk Reformation gown in sage green. She completed her look with a chain necklace and a pair of stiletto heels.

In the song “Smile” from 2017, JAY-Z first talked about his mother coming out to him as a lesbian.

“Mama had four children, but she is a lesbian. For a long time, she had to pretend to be a thespian. She had to hide in the closet, so she took medication. The sorrow and social shame were too much to bear, “rapped the 53-year-old Grammy winner in the song. “It doesn’t matter to me if it’s him or her, you cried tears of joy when you fell in love. Through all the hatred, all I want to see is your smile.

The “Run This Town” singer admitted during a Netflix My Next Guest Needs No Introduction appearance by David Letterman that he did cry with happiness when he heard that his mother had found love.

In 2018, he said, “Imagine having to live your life as someone else and you think you’re protecting your kids.” “I truly cried when she told me, ‘I think I love someone,’ sitting in front of me…I cried because I was so relieved that she was free.”

In 2017, Carter remembered the moment she came out to her son from her own viewpoint while speaking on the D’Usse Friday podcast.

“One day, as I was sitting there, I was telling him. I’ve only recently begun introducing myself to him. This is who I am, aside from your mother, don’t you know? I lived a life like this,” she added. “So my son actually started to cry, as he said, ‘That had to be an awful life, Ma.’ I responded, ‘My life was never horrible. It was simply unique.”