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Sade’s Child Comes Out as a Transgender Man

Avatar • Oct 5, 2016

Singer Sade’s child, Mickailia “Ila” Adu, officially came out as a transgender man yesterday. There had been speculation since the early spring that the 20 year-old was transitioning, but nothing was confirmed. Mickailia, who was openly lesbian before transitioning, shared the news on his Instagram account with a lot of excitement.

Photo: instagram.com/caracalonbenzos

Photo: instagram.com/caracalonbenzos

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Photo: instagram.com/caracalonbenzos

Photo: instagram.com/caracalonbenzos

Before her transition. Photo: instagram.com/caracalonbenzos

Pre-transition.
Photo: instagram.com/caracalonbenzos

There is no word on what Mickailia’s name will be now that he identifies as male. Mickailia is Sade’s only child. Sade took a 10-year-break from music following the release of her album Lovers Rock to raise Mickailia with Jamaican producer Bob Morgan, the baby’s father and her then-partner.

MIckailia and her mother, Sade Adu. Photo: instagram.com/caracalonbenzos

Mickailia and her mother, Sade Adu.
Photo: instagram.com/caracalonbenzos

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Dana
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Dana

Good for him!

bfears
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glad he’s able to live his truth. prayers and blessings sent your way

Phillip Pugh
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Phillip Pugh

To each their own

Samantha
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Samantha

If that makes her happy so be it. That’s between her and God. I have enough of my own sins to answer too.

I said it.
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I said it.

There’s no story here.

Jakeem J. Thunder
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Jakeem J. Thunder

Good luck to you brother. I hope sade is supportive and is just glad her child is living his life happy and free.

Blacknproud
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Blacknproud

Damn shame! As beautiful as Sade is and as beautiful as her daughter was, shes gonna diss her mama like that because she FEELS like a boy? Sad.

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clever_moniker
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It’s not about Sade. It’s about the person her son wants to be and his right to feel himself in his skin. For many trans people, transitioning is a matter of life or death. Sade can have a dead daughter or a happy son.

CozyVon
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CozyVon

Maybe I missed something…how exactly is he/she “dissing” her moms???

Audrey kadi-bonde
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Audrey kadi-bonde

Why is it so difficult for people of colour to be suportive without bringing religion and status into any given scenario. I am happy he has the support of his family ( yes his mamma has no issues with this) many individuals transitioning do so without the support of family.

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