How beautiful is this little lady?
She is Zyla Moon Oluwakemi, the daughter of rapper Wale and his girlfriend Chloe Alexis. The little one was born on July 22, and Wale revealed her face for the first time this week.
Along with her adorable face, the rapper shared his thoughts on what he’s learned about life since having her, and how he’s coped with negativity coming at him from all sides — particularly on social media. Wale said that he plans to take a break from social media so he can refocus on the positives in life, first and foremost, baby Zyla.
“I had too much faith in humanity,” he said. “I had too much faith in an industry that could never love somebody who had/has faith in said humanity. Thinking with my heart. Misunderstood is an understatement. Day in an [sic] day out I’m trying to convince somebody to see things my way, it often gets lost in translation and just sounds like complaining or”whining.” I been Tryna [sic] win a debate that’s not even winnable. I’ve been playin ping pong with my feet against a wall.”
He continued: “I’m the epitome of ‘a work in progress’ better or worse. I love my supporters and fans. I got to figure out many things to improve my trajectory. I gotta work on being more positive. As hard as it is I have to TRY HARDER to embrace the good in my life. Waking up to people wanting me to die on a daily basis isn’t the most pleasant but I got to work on ignoring it. Maybe I lost all my faith in humanity. Maybe I got to work on being happier. I’m gonna fix what gotta [sic] be fix [sic] one way or another. I have to DO BETTER. SHiNE is what I have to train myself to do. And God willing I will. If not for me.. For Her.”
It’s beautiful to know that Zyla is keeping the rapper inspired in a hectic and sometimes toxic world. (I can’t even imagine how much worse it is in the spotlight.) The day she was born he delivered a similar message while stating his plans to raise a young queen.
“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,” he wrote. “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.”
End your Friday with your heart smiling by checking out video of baby Zyla during bath time: