#Roommates, it’s never easy opening up to a loved one and telling them that you’re gay, but it’s definitely a sigh of relief once the secret is out. Jay-Z’s mother Gloria Carter opened up about what it was like when she came out to her son.

“I just finally started telling (Jay) who I was. Besides your mother, this is the person that I am. This is the life that I live,” she shared in a new interview.

“So my son started actually tearing. ‘Cause he’s like, ‘That had to be a horrible life, Ma’. I was like, ‘My life was never horrible. It was just different.’ So that made him want to do a song about it,” she added. “I was never ashamed of me. In my family, it was something that was never discussed.”

She also opened up about why she choose to share this with the world.

“I’m tired of all the mystery. I’m gonna give it to ‘em. I don’t have to worry about anybody wondering if I’m in the life or not, I’m gonna tell them. So now that I told you, what do you have to talk about? So now maybe you can focus on the phenomenal things I do, so focus on that…Now it’s time for me to be free.”

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