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Jay-Z and Mom

Jay-Z and Mom

“I didn’t have it easy growing up. My dad abandoned my family when I was age 11, leaving my mum to raise 4 kids on her own in Brooklyn, New York. Mama held it down as a clerk at an investment firm. Sometimes, she’d take up a part-time job as a security guard just to provide for us.

“Once I became successful as a rapper & entrepreneur, I retired my mama. At some point, mama got bored not working. In 2003, she became the president of my foundation, the Shawn Carter Foundation.” –¬†JAY-Z¬†speaks on his mum’s sacrifice for the family.