Lil Yachty might want to consider dropping the “Lil” from his name after becoming a father for the first time.
According to TMZ, the 24-year-old Atlanta rapper welcomed the birth of his first child, a daughter, in the last few weeks. Sources say he’s been spending time with his baby girl in New York City, where she was born.
Lil Yachty is a father for the first time. https://t.co/UQUQOIeNgH
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 20, 2021
The identity of the child’s mother has yet to be revealed and it’s unclear whether Lil Yachty is still in a relationship with the mother. The Quality Control rapper was most recently linked to New York-based fashion designer Selangie, although it’s believed the couple split earlier this year.
Lil Yachty has been keeping his bundle of joy a secret on social media, with no mention of her birth (or his baby mama’s pregnancy) on his Instagram or Twitter feeds. However, Yachty did share a photo of himself posted up in Manhattan last week.
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The only allusion Yachty has made to becoming a father came back in August when he tweeted a video of Big Boi performing his baby mama drama-filled verse on Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson,” along with the caption, “A flawless verse.” Although it’s entirely possible Lil Boat just loves the song.
A flawless verse.. @BigBoi pic.twitter.com/2W1nfoR2Tu
— concrete boy boat (@lilyachty) August 10, 2021
Lil Yachty has certainly been putting himself in a position to provide for his newborn daughter. Aside from his multi-platinum rap career, the 24-year-old entered the $1.5 trillion wellness industry earlier this year by investing in the plant-based nutritional supplement brand PlantFuel alongside NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens.
Previously, Yachty plunged $1 million into the popular Jewish dating app Lox Club through his and Bhad Bhabie’s Scoop Investments venture capital fund.
On the music tip, Lil Yachty recently dropped a new song called “Believing” as part of Pokémon 25: The Album, a project celebrating the 25th anniversary of the iconic Japanese franchise. He also jumped on a remix of Tame Impala’s “Breathe Deeper,” taken from the band’s forthcoming release The Slow Rush Deluxe (out February 18).