R. Kelly Speaks Out About Transgender Son

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Adelle Platon / June 27, 2014

R. Kelly was confronted head-on about his 13-year-old transgender son for the first time in public. During an interview with radio station WGCI107.5 in his native Chicago, Kellz was asked about Jay, who came out as transgender via social media earlier this month.

Pictured: R. Kelly’s son, Jay

“As far as that is concerned, always believe what you see with your own eyes that is. Always believe what you see. That is the best way to go about this business,”said Kelly. “And I’ve heard a lot of things about a lot of people and it was never true.”

Meanwhile, his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, tells TMZ that Kelly hasn’t been too accepting of his transgender offspring.

It hasn’t kept Jay from being open about his sex change. In a Q&A session on his Ask.FM account, he said that identified being a boy since he was “six or seven” and is eager to undergo gender reassignment surgery.