‘Empire’ Star Serayah On Dwyane Wade’s 12-Year-Old Identifying As Female: Let’s Not Jump To A Life-Changing Decision That Can Never Be Undone”

‘Empire’ Star Serayah On Dwyane Wade’s 12-Year-Old Identifying As Female: Let’s Not Jump To A Life-Changing Decision That Can Never Be Undone”

“Empire” actress Serayah McNeill is the latest celeb to speak on NBA superstar Dwyane Wade revealing his 12-year-old’s (Zaya Wade, who was born Zion Wade) decision to identify as a female.

In a video shared on Tuesday (Feb. 19), Serayah, 24, says any boy or girl who is under age shouldn’t be able to make their own decision to change their gender identity. She begins,

“I think everything is a little bit too much premature. I don’t care if you’re boy or a girl. For me, there’s things we need to be worried about at this time. What do you wanna do in life? Do you wanna be in any activities?”

She continues,

“Let’s not jump to a life-changing decision that will never be undone… That’s serious! That’s really, really serious.”

In addition, the “Empire” star says that if she had a child who came out as homosexual, she would be in full support.

“I’m accepting of my child being gay, that’s OK, but there are so many others things around that in society that is pressuring children and parents to be a certain type of way. Let’s just take back the reins, okay? It’s okay! We’re just not gonna go there right now. Let’s wait till you get a little bit older, and this is exactly what you want to do and be for the rest of your life.”

As previously reported, rapper Lil’ Boosie also took issue with the NBA superstar’s support of Zaya on Monday (Feb. 17th). He states,

“Dwyane Wade you’ve gone too f***in’ far dawg. That is a male! A 12-year-old. At 12, they don’t even know what they next meal gon’ be. They don’t have s*** figured out yet. He might meet a woman, anything, at 16 and fall in love with her. But his d*** be gone — how he gon’ — like, bruh, you going too far, dawg. Don’t cut his d*** off, bruh.”

Boosie continues adding that it’s okay to allow him to open up as a gay male but Wade should not address his daughter as female,

“Like bruh, if he gay, let him be gay. Like don’t address him as a woman, dawg. He’s 12-years-old. He’s not up there yet. He hasn’t made his final decisions yet. Don’t cut his f***in’ d*** off, Dwyane Wade, bruh. You f***in’ trippin’, dawg. You trippin’ dawg.”

Soon after Dwyane Wade revealed his daughter’s transition, Zaya spoke out for the first time with a message to those who are uncomfortable with her new true self. She says,

“Don’t even think about that, you know, just be true to yourself. What’s the point of being on this earth if you’re going to try to be someone you’re not? It’s like, you’re not even living as yourself, which is the dumbest concept to me. Be true and don’t really care what the ‘stereotypical way’ of being you is.”

Zaya adds,

“I think and I know it can get tough, definitely. But I think you push through and you be the best you… I think even through hard times, you gotta just push through. It’s worth it. I feel like it’s very worth it when you reach that point of yourself.”

Zaya ends her message saying,

“I think and I know it can get tough, definitely. But I think you push through and you be the best you… I think even through hard times, you gotta just push through. It’s worth it. I feel like it’s very worth it when you reach that point of yourself.”

Earlier this month, Wade announced an upcoming ESPN documentary about that will feature how he learned about Zaya’s decision to open up about her gender identity. The documentary is set to make its debut at Feb. 23 at 9/8c on ESPN.

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Authored by: Gregory Molette