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R. Kelly avoids awkward question over daughter's transgender news

R. Kelly sidestepped a question about his daughter's recent decision to 'come out' as transgender when asked about the news during a recent interview.

R. Kelly avoids awkward question over daughter's transgender news

Recording Artist R. Kelly attends Sony Pictures´ "THINK LIKE MAN TOO" Atlanta Red Carpet Screening With Kevin Hart, LaLa Anthony, Terrence J, Romany Malco and Tim Story, at Regal Atlantic Station 24 on June 11, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Recording Artist R. Kelly attends Sony Pictures' "THINK LIKE MAN TOO" Atlanta Red Carpet Screening With Kevin Hart, LaLa Anthony, Terrence J, Romany Malco and Tim Story, at Regal Atlantic Station 24 on June 11, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Getty Images for Sony Pictures E

R. Kelly sidestepped a question about his daughter's recent decision to 'come out' as transgender when asked about the news during a recent interview.

The "I Believe I Can Fly" hitmaker's youngest girl Jaya, 13, made the announcement on Facebook.com earlier this month, revealing she is now going by the name Jay Kelly after identifying as a male since the age of six. The singer was asked directly about his child's decision by a DJ at a radio station in Chicago, Illinois on Monday but failed to give a straight answer. When the WGCI-FM host broached the subject, he replied, "You don't really wanna open it (the talk) 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." Kelly has two other children with his ex-wife Andrea.

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