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Exclusive: Nicole Murphy & Shamicka Lawrence React To Andrea Kelly’s Transgender Child



When it comes to Andrea Kelly, her Hollywood Exes co-stars are nothing but supportive.

While on the red carpet for Regard magazine’s Pre ESPY’s party, HipHollywood caught up with Nicole Murphy and Shamicka Lawrence to not only talk about Drea’s recent split from Brian McKee, but to get their reaction on Drea’s teenage daughter coming out as transgender.

“As long as he daughter is happy, that’s all that matters,” Nicole told us exclusively.

Last month, Drea and R. Kelly’s 13-year-old daughter Jaya took to social media to announce that she will now be identified as a male.

“I believe I am a boy and want surgery, and the medication to help me [be] who I was supposed to be,” the teenager wrote on his page.

“To me that’s a personal thing. If she’s fine with her daughter’s decision, then I’m all for it,” Lawrence explained. “You just have to love your child no matter what and let them go through their own journey and transitions.”

In May, R. Kelly’s ex-wife filed for divorce from model/actor Brain McKee just after two months of marriage. Shamicka tells us that the reality star is doing well.

“I’ve talked to her and she’s ok, she’s bouncing back. The reality is as women we want to be loved, we want that fairytale but it’s life lessons.”

During Tuesday’s soiree, we also talked with attendees about the 2014 ESPY Awards, which are being hosted by Canadian rapper, Drake.

“This is a sports event, you got a singer or rapper … He’s a guy that a lot of sports guys are fans of and get us hyped for the games … I’m definitely going to enjoy him on the stage.”

Tune into the awards show at 9 p.m. on ESPN.


Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First



If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.

Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.

And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.

What I also loved were the new editions.  Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman –  and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.

Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.

Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne).  But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.

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