Wale Welcomes Daughter Zyla Moon: ‘I’m Infinitely in Love with My Princess’

07/23/2016 at 12:15 AM ET

Wale is a father to a beautiful baby girl!

The rapper and girlfriend Claudia Alexis Jourdan welcomed their first child together on Friday.

“Zyla Moon Oluwakemi,” the new dad revealed his daughter’s name, also speaking about fatherhood. “I never cried and smiled at the same time until today,” he wrote. “She so beautiful slim… She perfect.”

That same day, Wale shared a sweet Instagram photo of the little one gripping her father’s finger along with a heartfelt message.


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“Overjoyed,” Wale, 31, captioned his father-daughter picture. “I named my album SHiNE when I knew my baby girl was on the way,” he continued, adding, “I’m infinitely in love with my princess … 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 also touched on losing his first child. The Grammy nominated artist went public about a tragic miscarriage in 2015. “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,” he explained in his caption.

— Karen Mizoguchi

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Faby on

Congratulations Wale and Claudia. May God bless your family.

Nik on

Her name is not Claudia, it’s Chloe…I don’t follow him like that, but a quick google search would have helped People. Who do you all have writing for your website who can’t fact check? We teach that in elementary school!!! Congrats to Wale and his girlfriend.

Catrina on

I believe his longtime girlfriend name is Chloe!

Truth is on

So he doesnt practice what he preach in his song “matrimony”⁉️

kitty62862 on

Awesome picture!

Acompletemystery on

Nik, Chloe is his girlfriend’s name. Claudia is his daughters name.

Acompletemystery on

Oops, my mistake. People did mess up the names.

ovaly on

Very happy for them. Congrats.

Rose on

Congratulations to them!

Tina on

Adorable picture.

Anonymous on