Rapper Lil’ Kim (real name Kimberly Denise Jones) gave birth to her first child, Royal Reign, on Monday, Us Weekly reports. Twitterati were shocked to hear the name the pint-sized entertainer chose for her daughter, with many poking fun at the moniker and others thinking she should change it.
The child was born at 9:58 a.m. EDT in New Jersey, an insider told the news site, and she weighed in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches in length.
It’s the first child for the 39-year-old Kim, and when she announced her pregnancy, she said she was thrilled to welcome a baby into her life. Her best friend Jennifer Dalton added, "She's always wanted to have a child. ... She is very, very good with kids. She loves kids! And she's such a great godmother. She's my daughter's godmother; she has three godkids. That's how great of a godmother she is -- everybody wants her!"
Though many are surprised that Kim chose “Royal Reign” as the name, it shouldn’t be too shocking. After all, she was known as the “Queen Bee” before Beyoncé, the reigning “Queen Bey,” and her beehive came along.
Either way, Twitterati couldn’t stop talking about the name choice and helped make “Royal Reign” a trending topic on the 140-character social media site. But not all the reactions were negative. Some fans said they liked it and thought the name was fitting for the “Lighters Up” singer.
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Lil Kim named her daughter "Royal Reign"? Poor kid...first saddled with Lil Kim as a mother, now this.
— Peyton's Head (@PeytonsHead) June 9, 2014
lil named her child royal reign. i don't have time.
— _ (@shea_jordan) June 9, 2014
"Royal Reign" is here to rule the future of Female Rap!! #LilKim
— (@DannysHaus) June 9, 2014
Lil Kim named her daughter Royal Reign...... & I like it. Its cute.
— shay. (@_shay12) June 9, 2014
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