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D. Smith As A Man, Before Transitioning

From her hit songs to her beef with Tammy, one of #LHHATL’s newest cast members is stealing the show.  Many people believe that Betty Idol is transgender yet they are mistaken.  Betty Idol’s BFF D. Smith has been transitioning from man to woman for the past few years.

D. Smith is the Grammy Award-winning producer featured on Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta.  VH1 explains that she is best friends with Betty Idol.  The image below shows him her before the transition:
D. Smith As A Man Before Transitioning
D. Smith As A Man Before Transitioning
Betty Idol is best known for her vocals on the song Thug Cry by Rick Ross featuring Lil’ Wayne.  Smith has also worked with Lil’ Wayne.  She wrote and produced the song Shoot Me Down for Tha Carter III.
She describes the track as a dark but peaceful song.  Some of the other artists she has worked with include Ciara, Keri Hilson, Lloyd, Andre 3000, Estelle and Monica.
She recently made headlines as Love & Hip-Hop’s first transgender woman.  In the following video she brings transgender awareness to the forefront:
She is serious about music and doesn’t care about money.  The award-winning producer says that every project she works on is important to her.  She is building a legacy as oppose to a resume.
D. Smith Before Transitioning
D. Smith Before Transitioning
In the following Instagram post she explains that she was a man due to her attempt to satisfy society.
A lot of people loved the person on the left but, this person was put together with bits and pieces of what society wanted. This person was so far gone in satisfying everyone else, that one started to loose touch with one’s true authentic self. That person use to be me! I’ve judged people for being who they were. I was angry and insecure. I dated beautiful girls. When I say beautiful, I mean BEAUTIFUL girls that I cheated on with men because I couldn’t fight my deep feelings for them. Afraid of loosing or disappointing my family and friends, I lived a terrible lie. I’ve hurt so many people because of this. My career. OMG my career! 🙊 The church, going to the gym, selling music, the money and most importantly, my life. I could loose it all. To be honest, I’m ashamed of the person I use to be. To think, I’m not the only one with this story… Hello, I am D. Smith. That sexy, fearless and last but not least, genius 😉 woman on the right is me! I am officially 1year and 6 months into my transition. With that being said, for the first time in my life I am honest. Not only to myself, but to the world around me. I have nothing to hide, which leaves me no choice but to live free. Now I don’t have to worry about hiding in the shadows of a lie and feeling that horrible feeling when I hurt someone that I truly care about. This message isn’t an attempt for acceptance and to be quite frank with you MF’s, I don’t give a fuck! Lol. I wrote this because I am no longer hiding! I am a PROUD Trans Woman!!!!!💃🏽 #transisbeautiful #love #me #trans #new #beforeandafter #2016 #God #blessed #pride #girlslikeus #fashion #lgbt #power #all #beautifulpeople #us #now #fashion #face #music #happy #finally
A photo posted by D.Smith (@truedsmith) on Mar 14, 2016 at 8:26pm PDT

By Jason John

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