EJ Johnson is getting honest about his gender identity.
In a new episode of the Rich Kids of Beverly Hills alum’s spinoff show, EJNYC, Magic Johnson‘s son opens up to a therapist about how Caitlyn Jenner‘s high-profile transition made him explore his own gender identity.
Photo: EJ Underwhelms On The BET Awards Red Carpet!
The 24-year-old said in a clip from the episode:
“I just wanted to come in today because I think there’s just a lot going on with gender right now in the world and I think so many things are changing. Sometimes it’s hard being in the middle, kind of in the gray area in my own lane. Now, since everybody’s talking about Caitlyn Jenner and being transgender, people are so quick to say, ‘Oh just because you’re dressing like that means that you’re going to transition to become a woman.'”
In fact, the reality star even admitted that the former Olympian‘s experience caused him to consider transitioning himself, adding:
“I thought about it, for sure. I was just like, ‘Well do I want to transition? Is this something that I would do?’ But I don’t feel incomplete in that way. I don’t feel the need to do that.”
Ch-ch-check out the emotional moment (above)!
In another clip, EJ also addressed an article that compared his fashion to Kim Kardashian West‘s, dishing:
“I don’t really care that I’m being compared to female celebrities. I think it’s an honor. I wouldn’t want to be compared to some random man who’s wearing a tuxedo and I’m wearing a lace jumpsuit – like, it just doesn’t make any sense.”
The E! personality then responded to commenters who assume his feminine fashion choices indicate that he intends to transition into a woman:
“I’m interested to talk about what it means to actually transition – like if you’re going to take that leap or that step, what’s going on mentally that’s telling you, ‘This is what I need to do.’ Because I don’t feel that way.”
EJNYC airs on Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST on E!
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