Her son released his first album in 1996.
About Gloria Carter
Mother of the rapper Jay-Z. She raised her son as a single mother after her husband abandoned the family. She worked as a clerk in an investment firm.
She has four children.
Friends and colleagues
Beyoncé is her daughter-in-law.
Her life and influence on her children has been discussed in interviews with Oprah Winfrey and USA Today. She and Jay-Z launched the Shawn Carter Foundation in 2003. Her son remarked on her sexuality, stating that she is a lesbian, in his song "Smile."