Bruce Jenner Discusses Transition With Diane Sawyer In Exclusive '20/20' Interview

With a series of previews leading up to Friday's interview (Apr. 24), Bruce Jenner discussed it all with Diane Sawyer in tonight's 20/20 airing.

Within the exclusive sit-down, the decorated-Olympian revealed details on his transition, his family's reaction to his news and more, stating that he has always "been confused with my gender identity," but now, Jenner is ready to re-emerge as the person he was born to be.

The 65-year-old also stated that he began taking hormones in the 80's and continued for almost five years. A comment from his two youngest children, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, also reads: "We love our dad very much, he has the biggest heart and all we want is for him to be happy. If he's happy, we're happy."

Read a few excerpts below.

On his transition:
"I've been thinking about this day forever and what I should do with my life, how do I tell my story, how do I tell people what I've been through."

On his response to those who've poked fun at him:
"My whole life has been getting me ready for this. It's not just the last few years as they've been treating me as a joke. I want to take advantage of it and I want to do the right thing."

On his Kardashian/Jenner family's reaction:
"They all cried mainly because they don't want anyone to hurt dad. They're very protective of me especially Kendall and Kylie."

On breaking down the difference between sexuality and gender identity:
"Sexuality is who turns you on. But gender identity has to do with your soul."

On dispelling suicidal thoughts:
"I can't do something like that. I want to know how this story ends."

On his decision to reveal his transition:
"I just can't pull the curtain any longer. I've built a nice little life. I just can't again, Bruce is not a lie, she is not a lie. I can't do it anymore."

On filming Keeping Up With The Kardashians:
"The entire run I kept thinking to myself the one real true story in the family was the one I was hiding and nobody knew about it. The one thing that could really make a difference in people's lives was right here in my soul and I couldn't tell that story."

Kanye West's Advice To Kim Kardashian Which Helped Her Support Bruce's Transition:
"I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful daughter in the world, and I have that. But I'm nothing if I can't be me, if I can't be true to myself."

A documentary premiering on E! will follow Bruce's life as a transgender woman, airing July 26.

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The pair have been quietly dating, according to People. Rihanna and A$AP, were reportedly spotted eating out with friends at New York City’s Beatrice Inn last weekend.

The duo, both 32, have been friends for several years. A$AP opened for Rihanna’s Diamonds world tour in 2013, and recently became one of the faces of her Fenty Skin campaign.

 

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In August, Rihanna and A$AP participated in a Q&A video segment for GQ magazine. When asked by Rihanna what was the hardest part about working with her he replied, “Not goofin’ off and laughing the whole time. Like this sh*t is comedy.

“You know, people be so cool it's hard not to laugh, that's all. But it was fun. The hardest part is not having too much fun. You just forget that it's still work at the end of the day.”

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Casanova Wanted By FBI In Connection With Racketeering Case

Rapper Casanova is wanted by federal investigators in connection with a sweeping indictment charging 18 alleged members of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Gang with various racketeering, murder, drugs, guns, and fraud offenses, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday (Dec. 1).

The FBI New York tweeted a photo of Casanova and encouraged anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the bureau. “We are still looking for Caswell Senior, aka Casanova, in connection with this case.”

The 34-year-old rapper is named in the indictment which was unsealed in a White Plains federal court Tuesday. Casanova is the only one out of 18 defendants who has yet to be arrested, the indictment states.

He faces single cont of conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

“As alleged in the Indictment, members of Gorilla Stone committed terrible acts of violence, trafficked in narcotics, and even engaged in brazen fraud by exploiting benefits programs meant to provide assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said. “Because of that, communities across the Southern District – from Poughkeepsie to Peekskill to New York City – suffered.”

“Most shocking, as alleged in the indictment, a minor was murdered in furtherance of the gang’s activities,” continued Strauss. “Because of the extraordinary work of our law enforcement partners, the defendants now face federal charges for their crimes.”

The indictment outlines a string of crimes that took place between Jan. 2018 and Sept. 2020.

Alleged gang member Brandon “Stacks” Soto has been charged in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old victim in Poughkeepsie, New York, in September.

In July, Stephen “Chino” Hugh allegedly shot at rival gang members in New Rochelle to allegedly “maintain and increase his position” in the gang’s “racketeering enterprise.” A month earlier, suspects Naya “Baby”Austin, Dezon “Blakk” Washington, and Jordan “Flow” Ingram committed armed robbery of a rival drug dealer, the indictment alleges.

Austin and another suspect, Shanay “Easy” Outlaw, were also charged with filing fraudulent documents to receive COVID-19 related unemployment benefits

The indictment goes on to allege that Brinae “Luxury” Thornton shot a rival gang member in Brooklyn in 2018 in an attempt to “maintain and increase her position” in the gang. That year, another alleged gang member, Robert “Blakk Rob” Woods, supposedly slashed a victim in the face.

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Terrell Davis, a 27-year-old drill rapper, who resided in South London, was stabbed to death on Nov. 22, reportedly while delivering groceries to his grandmother’s house. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fuller, 21, was remanded back into custody following Monday's court appearance. He is scheduled for another court date, this time in the Central Criminal Court, on Wednesday (Dec. 2).

21 Savage, whose birth name is Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was born in London and raised mostly in the states. The Grammy-winning rapper paid homage to his brother with an Instagram post of them as kids.

“Can’t believe somebody took you baby bro,” he wrote before showing regrets over an apparent argument with his sibling. “I know I took my anger out on you. I wish I could take that sh*t back.”

 

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