Jay Kelly was born in 2000 and from the USA. He is the son of R. Kelly and Andrea Lee, Jay was middle siblings between sister Joann and brother Robert, Jr. Since the age of 6 he was raised as a girl and then he was identified as a boy.
In an Interview with Jay told Paper Magazine she said “When I was younger, I always felt like I had to make a choice. I knew that I was a girl who liked other girls,” he said. “But because of what I was taught, I felt like the only way you could like another girl is if you were a boy.”
Later, at the age of 18, he came out as a transgender male. In an Interview, he added “When I was younger, I always felt like I had to make a choice. I knew that I was a girl who liked other girls. Because of what I was taught, I felt like the only way you could like another girl is if you were a boy,” reports Stuff.co.nz.
Reportedly in the deleted video, Jay, who at the time went by (and is often still called) ‘Jaah’ introduced his new name ‘Jay’ and shared that at the time he wore a binder on his chest. “I believe I am a boy and want surgery and the medication to help me be who I was supposed to be”, he shared with Paper.
Jay Kelly also revealed that he knew he was trans at around six or seven years old and slowly worked up to identify with masculine pronouns. Then, he also informed his mother, Andrea Kelly but not his father about being transgender and that she has given her full support.
“I came out through a text to my mum and then I told her when I got more comfortable. I told her because I knew she would love me no matter what, she has not once judged me in life. She always told me that she loved me and to be who I truly am.”
The teenager said he was “kind of” scared to tell his father and that their relationship was “really complicated” – although he conceded that the rapper “probably does know”. Jay also said that he would like to undergo surgery but knows that he will have to wait several years.
Jay Kelly Career
Jay Kelly pursued his career in Music and from High School he learned how to play the clarinet, the trumpet, and eventually the piano. One of the tracks that came from these sessions “Reservoir,” was released as Jay’s first single in 2014.
It was credited to Jay’s alias, “JaahBaby.” Jay’s latest single, “Focus,” was released in October 2019 and features a guest verse from Joann Kelly AKA Buku Abi. R. Kelly said that he will support Jay ‘No Matter What’.
In 2019, R. Kelly was arrested for several acts of sexual crimes, including child pornography and sexual assault of multiple counted. In 2002, he was indicted on 13 counts of child pornography but was acquitted of all charges in 2008. In January 2019, a widely viewed Lifetime docuseries titled Surviving R. Kelly detailed allegations of sexual abuse by multiple women, allegations Kelly denies. Facing pressure from the public using the Mute R. Kelly hashtag, RCA Records dropped Kelly.
On February 22, 2019, Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. On July 11, 2019, Kelly was arrested on federal charges alleging sex crimes and obstruction of justice. Kelly faces a total of 18 federal counts, including child pornography, kidnapping, and forced labor, as of July 12, 2019.
Jay Kelly Family
How old is Jay Kelly? Jay Kelly was born in 2000 and from the USA and he is 20 years old as of 2019. He is the son of R. Kelly (Father) and Andrea Lee (Mother). He has two siblings: Joann Kelly (sister) and Robert Kelly Jr (Brother).
R. Kelly is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former semi-professional basketball player. Andrea Kelly is an American choreographer, dancer, and actress.
She filed a restraining order against Kelly in September 2005 after he assaulted her when she told him she wanted a divorce. She filed for divorce in 2006, it was finalized in 2009.
Later, in 2014 she married 36-year-old barber and R&B singer Brian Mckee, whom she divorced after just two months of marriage after allegations surfaced that he was having an affair.