Read R-Kelly’s shocking response to transgender son

It was revealed earlier this month that R-Kelly’s 13-year-old child, previously known as Jaya, had come out as a transgender man named Jay.

It looks like the rapper is having a hard time coming to terms with the transformation though, as he gave a radio interview on Monday and he seemed to be addressing the situation as if it were just a rumour: ““You don’t really wanna open it up by saying my daughter is becoming my son.

“As far as that is concerned, always believe what you see with your own eyes, that is, I’ve heard a lot of things about a lot of people and it was never true. You gotta know there’s a back story. There’s a background. That’s why you can’t judge nobody.”

Jay isn’t without support though – he says his mother Drea Kelly is really proud of him:

“[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.’”

While it must be a little strange at first, we hope R-Kelly can come to terms with it soon too!