American rapper and record producer, DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy, is set to be a father.
The “Crank That” rapper is expecting his first child, a baby boy, with Los Angeles-based hairstylist Jackilyn Martinez.
The 31-year-old rapper shared the exciting news on Instagram. A video showed him excitedly jumping up and down as he celebrated with family and friends. The couple at one point happily hugged and kissed as their guests cheered and screamed.
In an Instastory post he shared, Soulja Boy writes;
“THANK YOU GOD. SUCH A BLESSING. DEAR SON I WILL LOVE U FOREVER.”
The rapper had previously been vocal about his desire to have kids someday. Soulja Boy is best known for his 2007 hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” and 2008’s “Kiss Me Thru the Phone.” Meanwhile, Martinez has worked with a number of celebrity clients including Brandy, French Montana, Kim Kardashian and Tamar Braxton.