Gloria Carter Accepts GLAD Award On the Behalf of Son Jay Z (video)


Jay Z was honored at the 29th GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards in Los Angeles this week for his song “Smile.” The track from the 4:44 album details the revelation that Jay’s mother Gloria Carter is gay and how Jay grew to accept it.

Jay wasn’t in attendance to receive his award (he and Beyonce are rumored to be on vacation), however Gloria Carter made a moving speech to accept the recognition on his behalf.