Trig’s girlfriend on The Chi is called Imani (performed by actress Jasmine Davis) and we simply met her this season. It was revealed throughout Episode 2 on Sunday, June 28, that she is transgender. This makes her the primary transgender character to ever seem on the present.
In the course of the episode, Trig (performed by actor Luke James Boyd) and Imani go to a homosexual bar collectively and he results in an enormous struggle after a person hits on him.
Exterior after the struggle, Imani tells Trig that she needs to be round her folks, which proved that she is transgender and in flip, raised questions on Trig’s true sexuality.
“You’re a girl. That’s all I see once I have a look at you,” Trig shared, to which Imani responded: “You’ll be able to’t love me and hate him. It doesn’t work like that.”
After this scene, followers are actually curious to know extra about Iman’s story and Trig’s sexuality, so here is hoping we get extra solutions in the course of the subsequent episode.
In a latest interview, The Chi creator Lena Waithe opened up about having the primary transgender character to ever seem on the sequence. “I am so excited that we lastly get to introduce our first trans character this season,” she mentioned on The Late Late Present with James Corden. “Her title is Jasmine, she’s a Chicago native, she’s improbable.”
Nonetheless, she additionally revealed that the present will not harp on the truth that Imani is transgender. “We be certain that to not level a finger or shed an excessive amount of mild on her being trans,” Lena added in the course of the digital sit-down. “She’s an incredible girl, she’s an attention-grabbing character, and I am excited that we lastly get to try this this season.”