Soulja Boy is finally getting his wish and having a son.
The 31-year-old, born DeAndre Cortez Way, broke the happy news by sharing a gender reveal video on his Instagram page. In the Saturday, March 19 post, the emcee was popping a balloon shooting blue confetti into the sky.
Delighted by the result, Soulja ran to a woman, apparently his baby mama, before he hugged and kissed her in excitement. His friends and family, meanwhile, erupted in cheers. Soulja captioned the snap by simply writing, “It’s a boy !!”
Many have since congratulated the expectant father in the comment section. Fellow rapper Ludacris, on the other hand, reacted to the post by sending out a crown emoji.
The announcement came months after Soulja informed his online devotees on Twitter that he’s ready for fatherhood. “I have everything I want in life except for a son,” he penned on Instagram Story in September 2021. “God please bless me I’ve been patient.”
In March that year, however, Soulja’s ex-girlfriend Nia Riley accused him of causing her miscarriage with physical abuse. “We had an incident when I was pregnant. I feel like we always did,” she said when speaking to Tasha K. The daughter of Grammy Award-winning singer Teddy Riley then claimed her then-boyfriend “absolutely knew I was pregnant.” She noted, “I was, like, fifteen weeks.”
The “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star suggested that the incident led to her miscarriage as she lost her baby later in the same night. “I don’t think I had even told anybody else that I was pregnant. ‘Cuz truthfully, in my mind, I didn’t know what to do or what I wanted to do,” she confessed.
Congats to Big Soulja! Lil Draco on the way.