The hip-hop star's fiancee, Erica DICkerson, gave birth to daughter Irie Jane Gibbs on Saturday (25Apr15) after a 27-hour labour.

Gibbs shared his excitement about his child's arrival with a picture on Instagram.com, showing himself in scrubs as he prepared to step into the delivery room.

Alongside the photo, he wrote, "About to have the biggest moment of my life. Today is the reason I ain’t (sic) never get smoked or go to prison. Irie u gave me a purpose. See u in a minute little lady".

Gibbs subsequently debuted his baby girl online in a series of follow-up images, revealing in one caption, "Her daddy did more crying in the delivery room than her, she a G (gangster)".

The new dad became engaged to DICkerson, the daughter of American football great Eric DICkerson, last month (Mar15).