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Magic Johnson’s stylish son opens up about his gender identity

Magic Johnson’s stylish son opens up about his gender identity

EJ Johnson's dad is NBA legend Magic Johnson.

EJ Johnson’s nearly 600,000 Instagram followers get regular looks at the reality TV star’s gender fluid style.

The son of NBA legend Magic Johnson can be seen in make-up wearing dresses, revealing pantsuits and sometimes carrying a purse.

‘I don’t really identify any specific way,’ he tells BET.com when asked to describe his gender identity.

‘I know there’s a lot of terms and things like that that are going on but I just do me and that’s all I can really say about myself. I wear what I want to wear and I do what I want to do and I think everyone should do that.

‘I think everyone should just live life the way that you want to live it and if you identify as some certain way or as some certain gender term that makes you comfortable, then by all means use it and own it. For me, I just live fluid. I just do me and there’s really no other way to explain it.’

But when he is asked directly if he identifies as male or female, Johnson is more clear.

‘I certainly identify as male,’ says Johnson who has lost 180 pounds since undergoing gastric sleeve surgery two years ago.

But he adds: ‘But I still wear what I want to wear and do what I want to do, and that may confuse some people but I just, uh, do me.’

Johnson became a media personality in his own right as part of the cast of the reality show Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. His own spinoff show EJNYC premiered in June.

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