06/08/2015 06:48 BST | Updated 06/08/2015 06:59 BST

Rapper Macklemore Belatedly Announces Birth Of First Daughter By Releasing A New Song

Rapper Macklemore (a.k.a Ben Haggerty) belatedly confirmed the birth of his daughter by releasing a song.

Macklemore's fiancée Tricia Davis gave birth two months ago on 29 May, but it wasn't until 5 August that the couple decided to share the news by tying it into Macklemore's latest musical release.

The 32-year-old posted a photo on Instagram of an adult holding a baby's hand, with the caption: "Our new song... it's called Growing Up (Sloane's Song)."

A photo posted by @macklemore on

To clear up any confusion, Macklemore posted another photo with words explaining why he felt the song Growing Up featuring Ed Sheeran was the best song to re-emerge in the music world with, after a break away from the limelight.

At the end, he added: "And if you’re wondering… our daughter, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty was born two months ago on May 29th.

"There is nothing like the joy and happiness that comes from bringing a baby into this universe.

"She has filled my heart in ways that I never knew were possible. She is the love of my life. This song is for her. Ben."

A photo posted by @macklemore on


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Not long after Macklemore broke the news, the new mum shared the first photo of Macklemore and his daughter and revealed another snippet of news.

Davis wrote: "We had our beautiful baby girl on May 29th... Got married on June 27th once the Supreme Court ruled same sex couples could too... And now new music."

A photo posted by Tricia Davis (@baba_g) on

So just to recap - there's a gorgeous new baby, a new song and a new married couple.


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