Wale is now the proud father of a baby girl. His girlfriend, Chloe Alexis, gave birth to a baby girl, Zyla Moon Oluwakemi (Folarin), Friday afternoon.
The “My PYT” rapper took to Instagram with an adorable photo that showed his newborn holding on to his finger with her tiny hand.
“Overjoyed. I keep the most important things in my life so far away from people because I’m sensitive,” he wrote in the pic’s caption. “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.”
Sadly, prior to welcoming baby Zyla, Wale experienced heartbreak with his girlfriend suffering a miscarriage. On his song, “Matrimony,” featuring Usher, he mentions him and his girlfriend losing their child, then in an interview with Billboard, he revealed that she miscarried at 10 or 11 weeks.
In Friday’s IG post, he went on to thank a list of friends, like Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor for their support, and says he named his album Shine when he knew his daughter was on the way.
“I just want to honestly be the best version of myself I can be,” he continued. “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.”