Congratulations are in order for MMG rapper Wale. The hip-hop hitmaker recently became a new father after he and his longtime girlfriend, Claudia Alexis Jourdan, welcomed their newborn daughter, Zyla, this week. And shortly after Zyla was born, Wale penned an emotional open letter for her on his Instagram page.
According to reports, Zyla Moon Oluwakemi was born Friday, July 22, and Wale quickly took to Twitter to share his utter joy over becoming a father with his millions of Twitter fans.
I never cried and smiled at the same time until today,” the Nigerian-bred rapper wrote. “She [sic] so beautiful. … She [sic] perfect.”
Shortly afterward, Wale went on his Instagram page and posted a photo of baby Zyla’s tiny hand clutching his finger. And the rapper captioned the photo with a lengthy letter about how happy he was to be a father to Zyla in the wake of a tragic miscarriage that Jourdan suffered last year.
“Overjoyed. I keep the most important things in my life so far away from people because I’m sensitive. Quite possibly too sensitive to even be in this business nevertheless I spoke on the downward spiral that ensued after complications with my previous child. … For that reason I kept this very private as I prayed every day to receive this blessing,” Wale wrote.
Wale continued, thanking his friends, “Iman/Teyana . Draya and O.Mel and Robyn. Finn Balor Neil Lawi. Bryson, Kehlani WizardEd. … So many ppl that stayed up wit me and talked me thru such a sensitive subject.”
Wale then explained the impact that Zyla has had on his life and how she’s already inspiring him to be a better person.
“I named my album SHiNE when I knew my baby girl was on the way. … I want to be a better man than I ever been. I’m so flawed I’m so imperfect and the world knows it … I just want to honestly be the best version of myself I can be. … My focus is renewed I’m infinitely in love with my princess and I truly appreciate all the love you have shown her and how understanding many people who knew were .imma keep workin on me and pray to God I can design a young princess who flourishes to an absolute queen … I got u baby … U go girl … You are my everything and I’ll see to it we SHiNE my precious Zyla,” Wale wrote.
That is definitely a heartwarming message and we’re definitely happy for the couple and their new bundle of joy.