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Rapper Wale Welcomes Baby Girl Zyla Moon: 'I'm Infinitely in Love With My Princess'

by Jennifer Drysdale 3:38 PM PDT, July 23, 2016
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Congrats to rapper Wale and his girlfriend Claudia Alexis Jourdan!

The two welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Zyla Moon Oluwakemmi, on Friday.

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Wale took to Instagram to announce the newborn's arrival, and it's clear by his post that he couldn't be happier to be a father.

"Overjoyed," he began an emotional post on Friday. "I named by album SHiNE when I knew my baby girl was on the way."

"I want to be a better man than I ever beenโ€ฆI'm infinitely in love with my princess," he wrote. "Imma keep working on me and pray to God I can design a young princess who flourishes to an absolute queen."

Wale also touched on his choice to remain private about Jourdan's pregnancy this time around. The 31-year-old rapper went through a miscarriage in 2015. "I spoke on the downward spiral that ensued after complications with my previous child," he explained. "For that reason I kept this very private as I prayed every day to receive this blessing."

"You are my everything and I'll see to it we SHiNE my precious Zyla," he concluded the sweet post.

The rapper also took to Twitter to boast about his little girl.

"I never cried an smiled at the same time until today," he shared.

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Wale wasn't the only one to welcome a new baby on Friday. Bobby Brown and his wife, Alicia Etheredge welcomed their third child together, a baby girl.

See more in the video below.

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