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 a him or her.” The song also includes an original poem by Ms. Carter


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

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