R. Kelly Talks About his Youngest Daughter Coming Out as Transgender

R. Kelly (second from right) being interviewed by WGCI radio personalities.
R. Kelly (second from right) being interviewed by WGCI radio personalities.

R. Kelly rarely holds his tongue, but there’s one thing he won’t say and doesn’t want anyone else to utter either.

“You don’t really wanna open it up by saying my daughter is becoming my son,” he said during a WCGI radio interview Monday.

The R&B singer’s youngest child came out as transgender on Thursday via the social media site Ask.fm. Jay, 13, who was born Jaya, said that he has identified as a boy since the age of “6 or 7.”

“I came out through a text to my mum and then I told her when I got more comfortable,” the teen wrote, sharing his experiences with other users.

Although he felt comfortable opening up to his mother, who has reportedly known about his sexuality for a year, Jay did not directly share the news with his father.

“I told her because I knew she would love me no matter what, she has not once judged me in life,” he wrote. “She always told me that she loved me and to be who I truly am.”

The 47-year-old singer, who divorced Andrea in 2009 after nearly 13 years of marriage and three children, including eldest son Robert Jr. and daughter Joann, didn’t seem to believe the reports to be true, despite the fact that his child confessed online.

“Don’t even give the blogs that kind of credit,” he said in the first discussion he’s had about Jay when the interviewer informed him that she was quoting the reports currently circulating online.

“As far as that is concerned,” he continued, “always believe what you see with your own eyes, that is. Always believe what you see. That is the best way to go about this business.

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Source: New York Daily News

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