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.
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.