Back in May, reports surfaced that Wale was expecting a child with his longtime girlfriend, Chloe Alexis. We’re pleased to report that the baby girl made her debut in the world on Friday, July 22. Wale was set to perform at the One Africa Music Fest in Brooklyn, but canceled once it was time for Chloe to have the baby.

Shortly after, he took to Twitter to announce the arrival of his daughter.

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Zyla Moon Oluwakemi Folarin is the baby’s name. Wale rapped about his girlfriend’s miscarriage on the breakout song, “The Martimony,” which played a big role on why he stayed silent about this pregnancy.

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 . Thank You to all my friends so many , 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 … I named my album SHiNE when I knew my babygirl 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…

SHINE is due out later this fall.

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 . Thank You to all my friends so many , 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 … I named my album SHiNE when I knew my babygirl 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?

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