R. Kelly's 13-year-old daughter is coming out as a transgender boy.
According to Perez Hilton, Jay, formerly known as Jaya, made the announcement on Instagram, saying that he's identified as a boy since he was five or six. Jay adds that his mother Andrea Kelly is fine with his decision. He writes, “[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.’"
Jay adds that when he's older he plans to get transgender surgery. "I believe I am a boy and want surgery, and the medication to help me who I was supposed to be.”
TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
- Jay is only 13 years old. However he identifies, we should probably let him figure that out in private. Even if he wants to talk about it on Instagram.
- You know some people are going to "blame" this on R. Kelly's sexual escapades. But there's nothing "freaky" about being transgender.
- What's amazing is that some people will have more of a problem with this than with peeing on a 15-year-old girl.
- Do you think R. Kelly will support Jay?