06/09/2014 02:30 pm ET Updated Jun 10, 2014

Lil' Kim Welcomes Baby Royal Reign, Name Surprises No One

Lil' Kim is now a mom!

The rapper, 39, gave birth to a baby girl at 9:58 a.m. on Monday, June 9, at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, "Entertainment Tonight" confirms. The baby's name is Royal Reign, which should come as no surprise to Lil' Kim fans, considering the Brooklyn native has been using the moniker "Queen" since the '90s.

Last month, Lil' Kim had a lavish baby shower at the Broad Street Ballroom in New York City, E! News reported. Rapper Mr. Papers, the baby's father, joined Lil' Kim for the celebration.

“Everything had a royal twist,” she told InTouch magazine during the royalty-themed bash, which was filmed for "David Tutera’s CELEBrations" on WEtv. “At the beginning of the party, I was announced as The Queen with two trumpeters and even wore a crown!”

Lil' Kim debuted her pregnancy at The Blonds fashion show in New York City in February, wearing a body-con dress. She later confirmed she was expecting her first child.



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