Having your first child is a life changing experience that Wale is currently going through first hand. The D.C. rapper and his girlfriend Chloe Alexis recently welcomed a baby girl into the world. Now the realization of being a father is starting to kick in. The MMG MC, who canceled a show at the Barclays Center for the One Africa Music Fest to be by his woman's side on Friday (July 22), recently took to Instagram to offer a heartfelt message on his newfound responsibility.

"Overjoyed . I keep the most important things in my life so far away from people because I'm sensitive," he started off. "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."

He continued, "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."

After putting out the mixtape Summer on Sunset in June, Wale is preparing to drop his fifth album, Shine, later this year.

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