On Friday (May 26), the rising Houston rapper took to Instagram to celebrate the arrival of her newborn baby, al though a name and gender have not been revealed.
In the post, the new mama shared a brief video clip in which she can be seen submersed in a pool while surrounded by a midwife and doulas after delivering her newborn baby via natural water birth.
“In the midst of dropping my first project i’m celebrating the birth of my sweet baby [four teary eye emojis] 48 hour labor and a natural water birth . NO EPIDURAL!!!!!!” she wrote in the caption.
“[I] was debating on sharing this but this my greatest accomplishment. [A]bove any accolade. [I’m] so so so so so grateful for the amazing women in my life who i appointed to be my doulas and my wonderful midwife @midwifekatina for taking care of me on my maternal journey.”
Monaleo (real name Leondra Roshawn Gay) also took a moment to thank the father of her child, Stunna, for being her rock.
“To my best friend @stunna4vegas thank you for supporting me, uplifting me, catering to my every need,” she added. “Always putting me first and always encouraging me to reach heights [I] never thought [I] could. [I’m] so glad we got to share this beautiful experience together. [I] love you more than life!!!!!!! [heart emoji].”
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In closing, the proud mom offered some heartfelt words for her “sweet baby.”
“To my sweet baby: you had the happiest most amazing birth days . [W]elcome to the world. [I] cant wait for you to experience it. [The] good and the bad,” she wrote. “[I] can’t wait to create the safest space for you to be the super nova you are. mama loves you stinky [teary eye, baby and star emojis].”
As for her health and that of her growing family, Monaleo told Rolling Stone in a recent interview that is all well.
“The baby and I are doing amazing!” the viral sensation said via email. “I had a completely natural home birth/water birth. It was an amazing, empowering experience that I got to share with the matriarchs of my family. I’m now resting in bed with the world’s sweetest newborn, enjoying the fruits I bore both physically and musically.”
In other news, Monaleo released her first full-length project, Where the Flowers Don’t Die, on May 26. The 11-track album is, in Monaleo’s words, a testament to her humanity.
“I want fans to know that I’m multifaceted, I’m not just one type of artist,” she told Nylon. “Most importantly, I want people to understand that I’m a human being with real human feelings.
“When I die, I want people to remember me as a human being who was going through the motions, making mistakes and f*cking up. Not everything I do is gonna be perfect. I’m not gonna say the right thing all the time. I’m not going to create the right music for everybody.”
Stream Where The Flowers Don’t Die below: