HomeViralJay-Z’s mother Gloria Carter ties the knot with her longtime partner at the star ceremony
Jay-Z’s mother Gloria Carter ties the knot with her longtime partner at the star ceremony
July 7, 2023
Jay-Z’s mother Gloria Carter married his old partner Roxanne Wilshire at a celebration last week with a whole host of famous guests.
Mama Hov and Roxanne have been dating for a while now, but on Sunday night, July 2nd, the duo finally walked down the aisle in a beautiful ceremony in Tribeca, New York.
Gloria Carter and Roxanne Wilshire wedding details
The newlyweds were celebrated by the rap mogul’s famous wife Beyonce – who kicks off the North American leg of her Renaissance World Tour this week – and an army of A-listers.
Tyler Perry and Kelly Rowland were just some of the big names who partied late into the night. In addition, the event included the likes of Robin Roberts, Corey Gamble and Tina Knowles. According to reports, the whole ceremony took place around 1 am.”
The record producer’s mother was by his side from his humble beginnings to his time at the top of the hip-hop world. Last May, Hollywood life revealed juicy details about the hot mom.
Gloria raised Jay-Z, his two sisters and an older brother alone in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn after his father, Adnis Reeves, abandoned him. “We had a tough time, but my mom made it,” Jay-Z told Vanity Fair in 2013.
The doting mother made money as a clerk at an investment firm, but told USA Today in 2014 that she occasionally “takes on an extra job as a security guard to make ends meet.”
When the Roc Nation founder’s music career came to fruition, he continued to work he didn’t like. “Jay had a problem with that,” he told USA Today, adding that the “Apesh$t” rapper and his brothers organized a meeting to talk him into withdrawing.
In 2003, the mother and son duo launched the ‘Shawn Carter Foundation’, a public charity dedicated to ‘assisting socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals to continue their education in post-secondary institutions’.
According to the foundation’s website, more than $4 million has been awarded to initiatives aimed at strengthening youth and communities in need through the foundation’s programs: Scholarship Fund, College Preparation and Exposure, International Introduction, Professional Development, Scholar Support, and Community and Goodwill Programs. Creation.
“So many people want to go to university but can’t get the funding. By me taking on this responsibility, we are making our dreams come true,” Gloria told ESSENCE.
The ’99 Problems rapper, born Shawn Corey Carter, fully supported his mother, who came out as a lesbian, opening up about her sexuality in 2017’s “Smile,” a track from her thirteenth studio album, “4.” :44.”
“Mama had four kids but she’s a lesbian / She had to pretend she was a spy for so long,” Jay-Z raps in the opening verse. Gloria told me when she he told his son this undeniable truth and how much she cried. “I finally started telling Jay who I was. Apart from your mother, this is the person I am. This is the life I live,” she told Dusse Friday (h/t PEOPLE).
When she accepted the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards on behalf of her son, she thanked her family and partner for their unconditional support.
The Brooklyn-born rapper was crowned “The Goat” by Billboard Magazine
The ‘Roc-A-Fella Records’ co-founder is one of the few hip-hop artists to boast a well-rounded career. In a career spanning more than three decades, he has tried his hand and successfully reached remarkable heights in his music career.
With 14 Billboard 200 No. 1 albums (the most among solo acts), over 140 million records sold, and 24 Grammy Awards, Jay-Z has become a true force in the music industry.
In February, The Blast shared that Billboard and Vibe compiled a list of the greatest MCs of all time in honor of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary. This special recognition honors artists who have influenced the genre and contributed to its growth and popularity over the past five decades.
The 53-year-old dominated the countdown to top the Billboard charts. Other MCs on the list included Kendrick Lamar at number two, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Lil Wayne, The Notorious BIG and Tupac.
Although it’s a male-dominated industry, some women are holding their own, with Nicki Minaj coming in at number ten, followed by Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Lil Kim, MC Lyte and Missy Elliot.