Fourteen-year-old daughter of R&B star, Robert Kelly, Jaya Kelly, has finally come out to speak about her reported transgender and the fact that she has changed her name to Jay.
It was reported last weekend that the daughter of ‘Trapped in the Closet’ crooner disclosed via her social media pages over the weekend that she now wants to be recognised as a male.
It was also stated that Jay posted on his facebook account that his famous father hasn’t spoken to him since the revelation.
In an interview with Ask.fm, Jay explained that although he was born female, he has identified as a male since the age of “6 or 7”.
* Jaya Kelly, now wants to be recognised as Jay
He also said that his mother, Andrea Kelly, the singer’s ex-wife and a star on the reality series Hollywood Exes. has known about his plight for a year and was supportive of his decision.
“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’,” he said.
“She was very proud of me, I was like, ‘Thank you mom for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender’.
“And same with my sister, she told me that she was proud of me, and respects me by calling me handsome and calling me her little brother now, and I love her for that, so you know it was great for me.”
Jay added that he was eager to undergo gender reassignment operations, but accepted that he would have to wait a few years because of his age.
“I believe I am a boy and want surgery, and the medication to help me (be) who I was supposed to be.
“I would look up like boy changes to girl, and girl changes to boy, and I’m like wow, there’s people who feel EXACTLY the way I feel and then I knew like that’s what transgender is,” he wrote.
On his relationship with his parents, Jay said: “I absolutely love my mother… and yea my dad has not reached out (sic).”
* R Kelly yet to comment on the matter
Jay’s mother Andrea, who was once R Kelly’s back-up dancer, divorced the star in 2009 after nearly 13 years of marriage.
As at the time of compiling this report, R Kelly has not made a statement concerning the matter.