Chance the Rapper is a Dad!

Congratulations are in order for Chance the Rapper, because the emcee has just become the proud father of a baby girl.

The Chicago native took to Instagram Monday to announce the news, posting a photo of his “parent” hospital bracelet with the caption, “…I wanted make a grandiose and poetic statement with her weight and size and DOB to show how much this means to me, but I think it’d be more appropriate and fatherly of me to just say thanks…”

This is the first child for Chance, who initially revealed that he was expecting back in July. Although he has shared the gender of the newborn, he’s keeping the identity of the child’s mother a secret and has asked for “a little privacy in this time.”

Check out the rest of his sweet message below.