R. Kelly’s Daughter Identifies As Male

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(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for BET)

(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for BET)

By Nadia Noir

Just in time for Pride Month in Los Angeles, R. Kelly‘s 14-year-old child, Jaya Kelly, recently revealed that he is transgender. Born a biological female, Jaya (or Jay, as he goes by now) identifies as a transguy.

Kelly’s wife, Andrea Kelly, is reportedly incredibly supportive of Jay’s choice to live, dress, and identify as male. So far, there has been no word on how the R&B crooner feels.

Reportedly, R. Kelly has no input into his child’s life.

According to Perez Hilton, Jay has indentified as male from a very young age.

“[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 mum for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender.’ And same with my sister, she told me that she was proud of me, and respects me by calling me handsome and calling me her little brother now, and I love her for that, so you know it was great for me… I believe I am a boy and want surgery, and the medication to help me who I was supposed to be.”

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