It's a girl for TV host Jeannie Mai-Jenkins and rapper Jeezy!

The first-time mom revealed the sex of her baby on Tuesday after furious backlash from Jeezy's fans on social media.
RELATED: Jeannie Mai Jenkins & Jeezy raising their newborn child to be gender fluid
Jeannie announced her daughter's sex a week after 'The Real' co-host Adrienne Bailon revealed Monaco Mai Jenkins' name on the show.

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Jeannie, who is on maternity leave, appeared via a preview video clip of Wednesday's show to announce she and Jeezy had a baby girl.

"Ok, so, I am very excited to share that Monaco Mai Jenkins is a girl," she said, as her co-hosts, Loni Love, Bailon, Garcelle Beauvais, and guest host Charisma DeBerry celebrated on the set.


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Jeannie, 43, and Jeezy, 44, originally planned to raise their baby with a neutral gender. However, they reportedly abandoned their plans after the Internet expressed their unsolicited opinions.

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Jeannie, who previously shared her struggles with postpartum depression, said she wants a closer relationship with her daughter than she had with her own mom.

"That's the part that I'm still just so overwhelmed with. I can't explain to you how many visions jumped into my head this moment I put that little girl into my hands. I thought about my relationship with Mama Mai. That already, I can't wait to have that bond with Monaco."

She continued:

"I also thought about all the things that I didn't learn as a little girl, that I can't wait to teach my daughter now. There's just so many reasons why raising a little girl is such an honor to me. I would have been happy with anything, but to have Monaco, I can't tell you, I feel chosen. It's emotional, and I can't wait to raise a really strong, loving, empathetic, humorous, fashionable, fly, little girl."


In a video on her Hello Hunnay YouTube channel earlier this month, she explained the meaning behind her daughter's masculine name.

"I thought Baby J's name should be a J name because obviously Jeannie and Jeezy, makes sense, but that wasn't the name that came to us. What really came to us was how baby J came to fruition for us when we were dating."

She and Jeezy chose the name after going on holiday in Monaco and "established what was going on for us."

She also gave fans a peek at her baby's neutral genderless nursery which lacks the primary colors red, blue and yellow -- colors that are necessary for babies to see the world correctly.

"That's really the theme of the nursery: what Monaco is about. Family, moments, traveling, discussions, important key points in my life and Jeezy's life that brought Monaco here," she added.


Monaco is Jeannie's first child and Jeezy's 3rd or 4th. He has two grown sons, Jadarius and Shyheim, and possibly a daughter from previous relationships.

Jeannie divorced her first husband because she didn't want any children.

Jeezy, a rapper and former drug dealer, has been silent since his daughter's birth.

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The Internet is reacting to Jeannie Mai-Jenkins and Jeezy allegedly raising their child to be gender fluid or gender neutral. Their decision sparked debates on social media and blogs.

Jeezy's fans, in particular, are having difficulty understanding the concept of raising a child to be genderless.

RELATED: Jeannie Mai Jenkins & Jeezy raising their newborn child to be gender fluid
Gender fluid means a person who's gender expression or gender identity is neutral or shifts between masculine or feminine from day to day.

The Gender fluid movement is part of a larger agenda to raise children who view sexuality on a spectrum rather than strictly heterosexual.

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Parents who choose to raise a genderless baby typically expect friends and family to avoid using male or female pronouns in the presence of their baby. They are also asked to refrain from giving their child toys designed for girls or boys.

Stores like Target eliminated its pink and blue aisles to help parents who are raising their children to be genderless.

Jeannie recently revealed her child's gender neutral nursery that lacks the primary colors red, blue and yellow. Primary colors cannot be mixed from other colors and are the source of all other colors.

A baby's developing brain needs primary colors in order to see the world correctly. Toy makers use the colors red, blue and yellow for this purpose.
RELATED: When Can Babies See Color?

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AllHipHop.com reacted strongly to the news that Jeezy, formerly "Snowman," is raising his child to be gender fluid.

"I will say this, that is a far cry from the Snowman that we once knew from back in the day if this is true. Clearly, Jeezy has grown up right before our eyes over the last couple of decades and he is no longer a drug-dealing & rapping Trapstar."

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Forbes.com published an article featuring tips on raising a gender fluid child.

1. Make gender less important

Remove gender labels from your language. Focus on how kids can be free of restrictions based on gender norms. Don't comment on a girl's physical appearance.

2. Point out sexism in the world around them

Parents must teach their children about sexism and stereotypes. Help kids recognize stereotypes whenever you spot them and know how sexism shapes the world we live in.

3. Remember that toys do not have a gender

Give children toys that are vital to their physical and psychological development such as blocks and board games that teach counting and spatial skills.

4. Watch out for the "pink and blue tsunami"

The brain is at its most malleable up until around the age of seven. "This is why gender neutrality matters," says Gina Rippon, professor emeritus of cognitive neuroimaging at Aston University, UK. She says avoid the "pink and blue tsunami," in which the constant stressing of differences between boys and girls will change their brain and their behavior.

5. Do not try to erase gender

Don't emphasize gender but don't completely erase gender either. The goal is not to erase gender, but to reduce the impact of gender stereotypes that accompany gender labels, says Lisa Dinella, associate professor of psychology at Monmouth University, New Jersey.

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First-time mom Jeannie Mai-Jenkins opened up about her struggles with postpartum depression after giving birth to a genderless baby.

The Real co-host and her husband, rapper Jeezy welcomed their first child, Monaco Mai Jenkins, earlier this month. The baby's gender is still a well-kept secret. Sources say the couple want their child to choose their own gender.


Jeannie, who is 43, said she originally planned to hire a surrogate, but she decided to conceive naturally despite the high-risk.

In a post on Monday, the new mom revealed her struggles, saying her "fourth trimester is the hardest".

"While being a new mom is the most exhilarating moment I have ever experienced in my life— nothing prepared me for postpartum. NOTHING. No book I've read, advice I've gotten, that could have compiled ALL the things I'd need just to sit, lay down, walk, or even hold our baby... The 4th trimester has been the hardest trimester yet, but I'm a happy, healing mom over here. #postpartum."

Jeannie responded to a social media follower, saying her hormones are fluctuating all over the place:

"hormones... girl I can't control my crying. Good news or bad news has me bawling. Then you see the dark hole you COULD crawl into, but you fight it by all means to avoid depression–it's CRAZY."

Jeannie may be second-guessing her decision to raise a genderless child. Her social media is flooded with rude comments like this one:

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The baby is Jeannie's first and Jeezy's 3rd or 4th.

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Jeannie Mai Jenkins and rapper Jeezy (Jay Jenkins), finally revealed their newborn child's name. But the baby's gender is still a secret because the baby is genderless.

Sources say Jeannie and Jeezy believe their child should decide what their gender will be. They say expressing one's gender identity is a personal decision that a child should make on its own.

Jeannie, who is currently on maternity leave, allowed her co-stars reveal her child's name on Thursday's episode of The Real. Adrienne Bailon said:

"Today is an extra exciting day because, guess what ... we have a Baby J update. Welcome to the world, Monaco Mai Jenkins."



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In a video uploaded to YouTube, Jeannie gave fans a peek into her baby's nursery and said she was inspired to name her child after visiting Monaco with her husband.

"That's really the theme of the nursery: what Monaco is about. Family, moments, traveling, discussions, important key points in my life and Jeezy's life that brought Monaco here."




Other celebrities raising gender-fluid children include Will and Jada Pinkett Smith whose children Jaden, 23, and Willow, 21, often flip flop their genders.

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Singer Pink and motocross racer Carey Hart are raising Willow Sage, 7, and Jameson Moon, 2, without strict gender restrictions.

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And Grammy-winning pop singer Adele's son, Angelo, 9, was spotted wearing a Disney princess dress. "I can't wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who his girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be or what movies he likes," she told TIME magazine.

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Lil Nas X has confirmed rumors that he impersonated a ghey man to further his fledgling rap career.

The 22-year-old "Old Town Road" rapper seemed to renounce his homosexuality in a tweet on October 1.

"This gay sh*t was fun at first. I miss pu$$y now," he wrote.

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The viral rapper, real name Montero Lamar Hill, has long been the subject of rumors that he is straight and pretending to be ghey to further his career.

Fans point to his old Twitter page on which he lusted for rapper Nicki Minaj.

LNX "came out" in a series of tweets in 2019.

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Before then, he played the straight role to a T -- even dating Miley Cyrus' younger sister, Noah.

He routinely keeps his fans off balance with confusing tweets.

His management claimed he is "gender fluid" - meaning he refuses to be tied down to one gender.

LNX claimed he was only joking when he "came out" as ghey.

In 2020, he claimed that his coming out on the final day of Pride Month was just an elaborate joke. "I was never gay. I said it to build up fuel for aprils fools day. Ha got u guys," he tweeted.

Other notables who renounced their homosexuality include viral stars Antoine Dodson and Andrew Caldwell.



un•clock•a•ble (uhn-klok-uh-buhl) adjective
1. A complimentary word used to describe a MtT (male-to-trans) or gender fluid individual whose feminine appearance is convincing.
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