Lil' Kim has given birth to a healthy baby girl, after announcing in February that she was expecting. The 39-year-old rapper gave birth to Royal Reign on Monday morning at Hacekensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, a source confirmed to ET.
The curvy star surprised fans when she arrived at New York Fashion Week with a baby bump. She looked to be least three months pregnant, and the father has been revealed to be her on-again, off-again boyfriend, who goes by the name Mr. Papers.
Shortly after showing off her bump, Lil' Kim confirmed her pregnancy to Us Weekly, saying, "I’m so excited! I’m a few months along, I can’t wait to be a mom! I’m still going to work! I’m still going to be hardcore. The baby has made me even more of a beast!”
Friends were quick to congratulate the Brooklyn native, with singer Tamar Braxton writing on Twitter, “Awwwww congrats @LilKim on your little one.”
Fans thought she was having a boy, after Mr. Papers gave an interview to Radar Online. “That’s my baby… He’ll be taken care of,” Mr. Papers said. “That baby is going to be well taken care of… rocking Tom Ford, Versace — even the stroller will be designer,” he continued.
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This is Lil’ Kim’s first child, and Mr. Papers’ second. He also has a 4-year-old son.