Wayne’s son, Dwayne Carter III, was born Wednesday afternoon (October 22), at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, a rep for the rapper told MTV News. It’s Carter’s second child. He has a daughter, Reginae Carter, with Antonia “Toya” Johnson, his high school sweetheart, whom he married in 2004 and divorced two years later.
The identity of the boy’s mother had not been announced at press time.
Wayne revealed during the BET Hip-Hop Awards that the birth of his son was imminent. He made the announcement during his acceptance speech, after being named Lyricist of the Year.
While changing diapers is in Wayne’s immediate future, the MC is prepping the re-release of his latest LP, Tha Carter III. The rapper said the reissue wouldn’t be like most reissues, which typically include only one or two unreleased tracks.
“I think we’re gonna release Tha Carter III — a new Carter III with none of the same songs, though,” he told MTV News recently. “None of them. Not one! We don’t wanna call the [next album] we got coming out Tha Carter IV. That was the dilemma we were in. We want Carter IV to be what everybody wants it to be. This is something brand-new, so we don’t want it to be some experimental thing, ’cause some people are not gonna like this. I don’t want them to not like Tha Carter IV. But I do have an album coming soon, very soon, and it’s gonna be called … Tha Carter III: The Rebirth. The birth of a new beginning.”