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R&B king R. Kelly’s 14 year-old teenager has revealed to the world that he is transgender.
He announced it via social media. The Daily Mail reported that Jay, who was born Jaya Kelly, received respect and acceptance from his mother and sister, but has not spoken to his famous father.
“My mom was like, ‘Baby, you know I love you if you were bi, gay, lesbian, you name it and I would still love you so much.’ She was very proud of me, I was like, ‘Thank you mom for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender,’” he said of his Hollywood Exes star mother Andrea Kelly. He also revealed that he received support from his sister who called him ‘handsome’ out of respect. However, he also revealed that his “Happy People” singer father has not reached out to him.
On his Ask.Fm page he explained to his viewers that, “I knew I was a boy since I was about 6 or 7.”
He also shared that it was a couple of years ago when he found out about other transgender people. “Around 11-12 i would look up like boy changes to girl, and girl changes to boy, and I’m like wow, there’s people who feel EXACTLY the way i feel and then i knew like that’s what transgender is so just see if he feels like the way a transgender person would,” he said.
Image via Instagram from >Jay Kelly