Transgender model Sidney Starr has stepped forward to address the backlash shot her way following an announcement that she will appear in a new music video for R&B icon R. Kelly.

Starr responded to her critics on Instagram Wednesday (September 16).

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This week, Starr revealed she teamed up with Kells for a music video.

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Earlier this year, reports claimed rapper Chingy came forward to deny past Sidney Starr sexual encounter rumors.