Typically, birthdays are a time for receiving gifts, but Lil' Kim decided to turn the tables and give her fans a special treat on her big day, opting to share a photo of her adorable daughter, Royal Reign.
The new mom took to her WhoSay page on her birthday to post a pic of her baby girl, whom she welcomed last month in Hackensack, N.J. The image was taken on the day her daughter was born and is the very first picture of the rapper's bundle of joy.
What a special surprise!
"Thank U to all my fans #TeamLilKim #KillerBees #Beehive & friends for the Birthday love. I Love U guys so much and we will be together soon again. On my Birthday I want to share something special with U all.... The greatest gift I have ever received. My princess, Royal !!!!!" the proud mama captioned the shot. "This is her first picture on the day she was born. It was life changing and I want to share a small piece of my pride and joy with U on my special day today!!! Love U :) :) !!!! #HappyBirthdayLilKim #Royal #Reign #RoyalReign #TeamCancer."
Earlier this week, the "Magic Stick" rapper shared the first pic of her daughter on social media, although we only got a glimpse of the wee one's tiny feet.
Alongside the festive photo of ten little adorable toes wrapped in dainty, white bows, the self-proclaimed "Queen of Rap" wrote of her royal baby: "Look who is stepping out today for the 4th of July. Happy Independence Day from my blessing, Royal Reign, and us!!! #royalreign #happy4thofjuly #independenceday #lilkim #fireworks #blessing."
Royal Reign is the first child for Lil' Kim and her boyfriend and reported baby daddy, New York-based rapper Mr. Papers.
Lil' Kim first announced the pregnancy news in February at a MAC Cosmetics afterparty during New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, telling E! News, "My little boo boo is coming! My little baby boo, my sunshine!"
Happy Birthday, girl! May your day be filled with baby bliss.