Consider this exchange from "Will & Grace" from 2001:
Grace: Jack, I really wanted to be by myself.
Jack: I know. Me too. Anyway, you know, sometimes my mom would take to her bed for weeks, and I was the only one who could help. She'd say, "Jackie, sing me a song," and I would. She'd say, "Cuddle with me, Jackie," and I would. I do believe that that may have been the root of me becoming an entertainer.
Grace: Either that or it was the root of you becoming a big 'mo.
That is all.