Andrea may accept that her daughter is transgender, but R. Kelly does not acknowledge the transformation. The singer recently sat down with WGCI, where he asked the reporter not to refer to Jaya as his son.
“You don’t really wanna open it up by saying my daughter is becoming my son, because if that were true… Don’t even give the blogs that kind of credit. You know what I’m saying? Real talk.”
Kelly further explained, “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.”
Jaya revealed that she was transgender a few weeks ago on Ask.fm. “I believe I am a boy and want surgery, and the medication to help me who I was supposed to be,” wrote the teen. Jaya also talked about Andrea’s support telling fans, “[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.”
R. Kelly has three kids in all.