R. Kelly Speaks Out About Transgender Son


R. Kelly spoke out for the first time about his transgender son, saying that when it comes to having kids it’s about offering support.

When the singer sat down Sunday for an interview with Chicago’s WGCI at Summer Jam 2014, host Nina Chantele asked him about his 14-year-old son, Jay. Earlier this month, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender blogs began reporting that Jay had come out as transgender on his Ask.fm page.

“There [are] reports of your daughter becoming, you know, your son,” Chantele said. “Would you like to address that? Because … a lot of blogs are saying that you’re not addressing it.”

“You don’t wanna really open it up with saying my daughter’s becoming my son,” Kelly replied. “You know what I’m saying? … Always believe what you see, with your own eyes, that is. Always believe what you see. That’s the best way to go about this business. I’ve heard a lot of things about a lot of people, and it was never true.”

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