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In another excerpt from Jay-Z’s upcoming appearance on David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Jay opens up about his mom coming out as gay.

Hov recalled when his mom, Gloria Carter, told him her truth saying,

“For her to sit in front of me and tell me ‘I think I love someone’ – I mean, I really cried. That’s a real story. I cried because I was so happy for her that she was free.”

Jay-Z told Letterman that he knew his mom was gay but they never talked about it until he was working on the 4:44 album. When Gloria told her son, they recorded the song Smile the next day.

Letterman’s full interview with Jay-Z will premiere on Netflix this Friday, April 6th.

Have you had a parent open up to you about their sexuality? How did you react?