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How Jay-Z's Stunning 'Smile' Video Came Together

Of the many intimate confessions on Jay-Z’s latest album—the deeply personal opus, 4:44—"Smile" is the most striking. It’s the song in which he reveals that his mother, Gloria Carter, is gay, and that she concealed her sexuality from him and the world at large until only recently.

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