R.Kelly's transgender son resurfaces with a different look & shows off his amazing singing skills
R. Kelly's transgender son resurfaced with a different look in Instagram post. He also showed off his amazing singing skills.
Like his Dad, Jay Kelly is a gifted music producer and singer. He is currently preparing to release his first album soon.
Years ago, R. Kelly’s and Drea Kelly’s second daughter announced she was transitioning into a male. Now he has resurfaced and stunned fans with a completely different look.
He had disappeared from the public eye after coming out. At the time fans had mixed reactions to his revelation.
Many praised his bravery at such a young age. Others questioned his psychological state and wondered if R. Kelly's constant sex scandals, which started in 2002 when Jay was 2, impacted his view of men.
Drea had revealed her feelings about his decision in an interview. She said:
“All I can say about Jay is he makes it so easy to be a proud mom. … Parents get it wrong when they don’t support their children. They have to go out and fight every day and face this world. The first battle should not be at home.”
R. Kelly was also asked about his "daughter becoming his son" and said:
“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. As far as that’s concerned, always believe what you see — with your own eyes, that is. Always believe what you see. 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. At the end of the day, it’s not about me no more. It’s about three lovely, lovely kids that I am in love with and that’s in love with me."
Jay revealed in interviews at the time that he had been considering the change for a while and knew it was the best decision.
“I believe I am a boy and want surgery and the medication to help me (be) who I was supposed to be. Aged 11, 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." said Jay. Adding, "It’s not that I don’t like him [R. Kelly]. He made bad choices, and I don’t want a relationship with him. I absolutely love my mother… and yea my dad has not reached out.”
His reappearance took fans off guard. Besides his different look, which is similar to a younger version of his father, fans noted he looks much happier now that he has gone through the transition.