God help that child. She's gonna be up against A LOT
How regal! Lil' Kim gives birth to baby girl (and names her Royal Reign)
Singer Lil' Kim is a new mother.
The 39-year-old performer gave birth to a baby girl on Monday morning, according to Entertainment Tonight. Her daughter weighed in at six pounds, five ounces.
The Magic Stick hit maker chose a name befitting a princess: Royal Reign.
She's a mom now: Lil' Kim, pictured in February with a large bump, gave birth to a baby girl on Monday, according to Entertainment Tonight; she named her daughter Royal Reign
Kim - whose real name is Kimberly Denise Jones - welcomed her little one at 9:58am at the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. The father is reportedly rapper Mr Papers.
Royal Reign measured in at 19.5 inches long.
Kim announced her pregnancy in February when she attended The Blonds Fashion Week MAC event in New York with an unmistakably large bump.
Is he the dad?: The 39-year-old performer with Mr Papers as they arrive hand-in-hand to her baby shower in NYC in May
In mid May the beauty had an elaborate baby shower in New York with Mr Papers by her side. She wore an ornate lace and taupe maternity dress, dripping with $500,000 worth of diamond jewellery.
Papers was seen rubbing her tummy.
'Everything had a royal twist,' the rapper told In Touch magazine of the themed bash which played on her Queen Bee nickname.
Smiling at the shower: Kim and Papers with David Tutera at the Broad Street Ballroom; her party was filmed for weTV
'At the beginning of the party, I was announced as The Queen with two trumpeters and even wore a crown!' recalled Kim, who received an early push present from her boyfriend - a new car.
'I couldn't have wished for a more special day,' she added excitedly. 'I'm just so excited to be having a little princess. She's just going to be so girlie and fabulous - just like her mommy.'
Mr Papers presented his lady love with a bouquet of red roses as he accompanied her into the bash, having put in some extra effort in the wardrobe department, teaming baggy jeans with a white shirt and matching waistcoat, completing his outfit with black and white high-top sneakers
This will be the second child for the New York-based rapper, who has a four-year-old son he refers
to as his 'little prince'.
Before the baby: The Brooklyn native with her rapper beau in an Instagram photo posted earlier this year
Kim and Mr Papers were first linked back in May 2012, though they broke up sometime later that year, before evidently reuniting.
Before the party, which was filmed for WEtv, Kim asked her fans to buy her baby gifts from a registry which includes items from luxury stores Tiffany & Co and Bel Bambini.
'Please make sure they check off your gift from the registry after purchase,' wrote her assistant, who tweeted the message. 'Thank u guys so much #teamlilkim.'
The former Junior M.A.F.I.A. singer listed a range of items on the registry, from high-end to the more budget-friendly
Items included a $575 sterling silver baby cup from Tiffany & Co (which, according to the registry, was purchased) and a Snow White bib and booties set, retailing at $9.99, at Buy Buy Baby.
Most fans responded positively to her request, but some blasted her for being 'tacky'.
'Do you really need your fans to buy your baby shower gifts? Tacky,' one user wrote on Instagram, according to RadarOnline.
'She wanted her fans to get involved,' a source told the website.
The beauty reportedly dated Tracy Morgan, 45, who is in critical condition after a weekend car crash, in 2008.
She has also reportedly been linked to Notorious B.I.G., Sean Combs, Jamie Foxx and Ray J.
As a blonde: On the carpet in black leather at the MTV VMAs in August 2013