Lil' Kim backstage at the The Blonds fashion show during MADE Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Milk Studios on Feb. 12, 2014 in New York City.
Lil' Kim backstage at the The Blonds fashion show during MADE Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Milk Studios on Feb. 12, 2014 in New York City. Chelsea Lauren—Getty Images

Lil' Kim Gives Birth to Baby Girl, Names Her Royal Reign

Jun 10, 2014

Congratulations are in order! Rapper Lil Kim gave birth to a baby girl on Monday, and the self-described Queen Bee gave the bouncing bundle of joy a regal name: Royal Reign.

One reference to nobility just wouldn’t be enough for the heir of one of hip-hop’s royals, apparently.

Lil’ Kim’s pregnancy—her first— was announced in February during New York Fashion Week. The Queen Bee posted an image of her baby shower invitation on her Instagram account in late April, sharing with the world that she had a little princess on the way. New York-based rapper Mr. Papers was later reported as the baby’s father. The obviously excited new mom spent the day retweeting messages of congratulations sent her way from celebrity friends and news outlets.

No comment yet from Lorde, whose chart-topping, ubiquitous hit single "Royals" was released as a single about 10 months ago.

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