Lil’ Kim has a lil’ princess of her very own! The “Haterz” rapper, 39, gave birth to her first child, a baby girl, on Monday, June 9, a source confirms to Us Weekly.
Lil’ Kim welcomed her daughter at 9:58 a.m. EST in New Jersey, the insider tells Us. The newborn — named Royal Reign — weighed in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches in length.
The rapper first revealed her pregnancy back in February. “I’m so excited! I can’t wait to be a mom,” the “Lighters Up” rapper told Us at the time. She noted, however, that she had no plans to slow down while pregnant. “I’m still going to work. I’m still going to be hardcore,” she said. “The baby has made me even more of a beast!”
The star’s BFF, 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!”
Dalton told Us she planned to be in the delivery room when her pal went into labor. “She says she has like five midwives, and I’m one of the midwives,” the Real Housewives of New Jersey guest star joked. “I’m going to be in there with her when she gives birth! She has a lot of good people around her, but there is only one person allowed in the room with her, and that’s me!”
This is Lil’ Kim’s first child. She has not yet revealed the identity of the baby’s father. ET was first to report Royal’s birth.