R. Kelly Addresses Transgender Son's Transition In Radio Interview
R. Kelly sat down with the hosts of Chicago radio station WCGI's "The Morning Riot" and he was asked about his transgender teenage son's transition from Jaya to Jay.
See what he had to say:
The host began by asking, “There [are] reports of your daughter becoming your son. Would you like to address that because a lot of blogs are saying you are not addressing it.“
Kelly opened his response, saying: “You don’t really wanna open it up by saying my daughter is becoming my son...Don’t even give the blogs that kind of credit. You know what I’m saying? Real talk.“
“As far as that’s concerned, always believe what you see—with your own eyes that is. 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," he continued.
While he didn't explicitly acknowledge Jay's transition, Kelly did express his support for all of his children, saying: "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 love them you know, you gotta support them."
Regarding whether rumors--in general, not specific to Jay--are true, Kelly says, “You gotta know there’s a back story. There’s a background. That’s why you can’t judge nobody.“
What do you think of Kelly's stance, Instincters? Is he denying Jay's transition? What's your take on his support?