Jay Kelly (pictured), the youngest child of superstar R. Kelly and VH1 “Hollywood Exes” reality show star/dancer Andrea Kelly (pictured), has just revealed that he is a transgender boy on his Instagram account.
Jay, who formerly went by Jaya, has changed his Instagram profile description to reflect his name change to “Jay, transguy, ukulele” and used the social media platform to discuss his transition. The 13-year-old explained that he has identified as a boy since the age of six or seven. “I hated dresses, I liked girls, I didn’t want breasts, I didn’t want a taco area, I didn’t want long hair, I am a boy,” he said in the post.
When one of his Instagram followers asked why he didn’t identify as a lesbian, the teen responded, “Because that’s not who I am, why do you want me to be a lesbian?”
Jay stated that he eventually wants to do away with his breasts–which he refers to as his “overgrown pectorals”–and take other steps to make his physical appearance align with his gender. In an interview with In Touch Weekly, he revealed that while his father wasn’t aware of his transition as of three months ago, mom Andrea is extremely supportive.
“[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, we wish you well!
R. Kelly’s Transgender Son Opens Up About Gender Identity was originally published on newsone.com