Wale Is a Father, Welcomes Baby Girl Zyla

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Just hours before he was scheduled to take the stage at Friday’s One Africa Music Fest, Wale announced he had to cancel his performance.

Understandably, fans were upset at the last-minute cancellation — but Wale had good reason.

He had just become a father for the first time!

The rapper took to social media to confirm the baby news.



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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Congrats to Wale and Chloe Alexis on the arrival of their little girl.

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