R. Kelly reacts to his youngest child coming out as transgender

By Jorie Goins,

In a recent interview on Chicago radio station WGCI-FM, Kelly was asked about his 13-year-old daughter Jaya, who now goes by Jay, becoming a transgendered male.

The topic was brought up gently but Kelly was happy to address the rumors saying, “Don’t even give the blogs that kind of credit. Always believe what you see…with your own eyes…I’ve heard a lot of things about a lot of people and it was never true.” Kelly also encouraged the public not to judge others, including his child.

“It’s a backstory…you can’t judge [anybody]…that you don’t understand,” he said.

Jay Kelly recently came out as transgender via his Instagram account and had been using social media, namely his Ask.fm account, to answer questions regarding his transformation and his sexuality. According to his Ask.fm account, he has identified as male since the age of “7 or 8.” He shared that he currently wears sports bras to bind his chest and hopes to one day have gender reassignment surgery. He says that his mother Andrea, star of the VH1 reality series Hollywood Exes is supportive of his transformation.

You can see the interview here:

Video courtesy of: WGCI

Photo Courtesy of William Bernard/ACE/INFphoto.com

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