R. Kelly doesn’t seem to like the idea of his daughter now transgender son, Jay. The teenager bravely came out as a transgender teen on social media, and has since received an enormous amount of online support from his mom, Drea Kelly.
The 37-year-old R&B singer has finally reacted to the news that his 13-year-old daughter, Jaya, is a transgender teenager who now goes by the name Jay. “You really dont wanna open it up by saying my daughter is becoming my son, because if that were true… Dont give the blogs that kind of credit. You know what am saying? real talk.”
Even though Jay has been very open about his transgender identity on social media, R. Kelly is trying to make it seem like it’s all just speculation in the media. Yesterday, Jay acknowledged his identity once again on his Ask.fm account, saying: “[…] i’m transgender and the son of r.kelly.”
Hopefully R. Kelly will one day accept his son’s true identity. At least he is still financially supportive of his children.
“You save money so your kids can go to college—no matter what they are or who they are. They’re still your kids, you gotta support them,” R. Kelly said during the very same interview.