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Jay-Z Introduces Vic Mensa At Mack Sennett Studios

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Rapper Jay Z will be honored at this years GLAAD Media Awards. GLAAD is the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. They will be honoring him for his song “Smile” from his latest album 4:44 – which depicts his mother Gloria Carter’s as a lesbian and single mom.

Shawn 'JAY Z' Carter, the Weinstein Company and Spike TV Announce Documentary Event Series on Kalief Browder

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His mom was very apprehensive about him telling the story because she wasn’t sure how hip hop fans would react but Jay Z felt that hip hop is not as homophobic as some would think. Congrats Jay Z!