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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Cardi B attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Cardi B recently took to social media to express her feelings regarding Dwyane Wade’s daughter, Zaya.

“I feel like a lot of people are forgetting that this is a 12-year-old kid,” Cardi B said recently on Instagram Live.”Before you say your opinions and everything, let’s not forget that this kid could be very very sensitive. ”

“I feel like people are saying that this kid is too young to transition but it’s like, how old is too young?” Cardi continued.  “If you are born thinking that you are a boy in a girl’s body how old do you have to be to keep knowing that that’s who you are?”

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“That’s who you are. That’s your identity. If that’s who you feel that you are, what is the age limit for you to know that that who you want to be?” Cardi B said.

Cardi then explained that she once saw a long “18-minute video” where a five-year-old girl “transitioned.”


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“She knew that that’s what she wanted to be. She likes to wear dresses. She likes to play with Barbies,” Cardi continued.  “And if you’re born like that you’re going to forever be like that. And…it’s your choice.”

“There’s certain things that I wanted to do when I was younger, right. And I’m starting to do now that I have money and I be like,’ wow I wish I would have been learned how to do this. I would have been happy,'” Cardi said.

“What’s the point of you being older and then transitioning and being like damn, I should have been doing this. Let people find their happiness, especially kids. Let them feel comfortable.”

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.