Lil' Kim Becomes a Mom

Dorothy Rowley | 6/10/2014, 11:41 a.m.
Lil' Kim

Lil' Kim, rap's self-proclaimed "Queen Bee," has become a mom for the first time at age 38.

Her daughter, Royal Reign, was born Monday morning in New Jersey, according to the rapper's assistant Noel Perez.

Lil Kim, real name Kimberly Jones, burst onto the music scene in 1995 as a protégée of late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. She is perhaps best known for her Grammy-winning appearance on No. 1 hit "Lady Marmalade."

The baby joins an expanding list of celebrity offspring with unique names, including Jay-Z and Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy and North West, daughter of newlyweds Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.