Cardi B is speaking up in defense of Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union‘s daughter Zaya, who recently came out as transgender amid backlash and transphobic insults from some people, including stars like Young Thug.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper spoke out during an Instagram Story live session on Sunday (February 23).
“I feel like people are saying that this kid is too young to transition, but it’s like, how old is too young? If you are born thinking that you are a girl in a boy’s body, how old do you have to be to keep knowing that’s who you are? That’s who you are, that’s your identity…what is the age limit to know that’s what you want to be?” she said.
She went on to explain that she watched a documentary about a young child’s transition.
“Whether the age that you pick it to be, it’s your choice…what’s the point of you being older and transitioning?” she went on to say.
“Let people find their happiness, especially kids. Let them feel comfortable doing what they want to be…a lot trans [people] that I know around me, when I ask them ‘when did you know that you wanted to change?’ They said, ‘I always felt like I was a girl. I was born like this.’ People are born like that, like the Lady Gaga song…that s–t is f–king real.”