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Exclusive: Nicole Murphy & Shamicka Lawrence React To Andrea Kelly’s Transgender Child



When it comes to Andrea Kelly, her Hollywood Exes co-stars are nothing but supportive.

While on the red carpet for Regard magazine’s Pre ESPY’s party, HipHollywood caught up with Nicole Murphy and Shamicka Lawrence to not only talk about Drea’s recent split from Brian McKee, but to get their reaction on Drea’s teenage daughter coming out as transgender.

“As long as he daughter is happy, that’s all that matters,” Nicole told us exclusively.

Last month, Drea and R. Kelly’s 13-year-old daughter Jaya took to social media to announce that she will now be identified as a male.

“I believe I am a boy and want surgery, and the medication to help me [be] who I was supposed to be,” the teenager wrote on his page.

“To me that’s a personal thing. If she’s fine with her daughter’s decision, then I’m all for it,” Lawrence explained. “You just have to love your child no matter what and let them go through their own journey and transitions.”

In May, R. Kelly’s ex-wife filed for divorce from model/actor Brain McKee just after two months of marriage. Shamicka tells us that the reality star is doing well.

“I’ve talked to her and she’s ok, she’s bouncing back. The reality is as women we want to be loved, we want that fairytale but it’s life lessons.”

During Tuesday’s soiree, we also talked with attendees about the 2014 ESPY Awards, which are being hosted by Canadian rapper, Drake.

“This is a sports event, you got a singer or rapper … He’s a guy that a lot of sports guys are fans of and get us hyped for the games … I’m definitely going to enjoy him on the stage.”

Tune into the awards show at 9 p.m. on ESPN.

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