Professor Green has shared his delight at becoming a father, after his partner Karima McAdams welcomed the pair’s first baby – a boy named Slimane Ray Manderson.
Telling fans on social media on Friday he wasn’t expecting to meet his baby quite so soon, sharing the little one came into the world on Monday, the rapper was clearly over the moon as he held onto the baby’s hand in the black and white snap uploaded to Instagram.
The performer, 37, said both mum and baby are doing well and he’s ‘the happiest and most grateful for anything I’ve ever been’.
The Remedy rapper, who has been dating Karima, an actress, since around July 2019, wrote: ‘I didn’t wake up Monday morning expecting to meet you. In my mind we still had a couple of weeks to get everything ready, but you had other ideas.
‘I’ve always said “the only way to be on time is to be early”; it’s nice to see you taking after me already, though you seem to have inherited your Mum’s looks ?.’
Sharing an insight into their journey to parenthood, he went on: ‘Privately we’ve endured what so many parents-to-be have, your journey to us wasn’t a straight line whatsoever, it was a rollercoaster right up to your arrival.
‘I didn’t allow myself to express my excitement as much as I’d have liked to, I wanted to freely shout about how excited I was about you joining us, but I was frightened. We had scare after scare during the worst of which, I said to your Mama “if he does make it, he’s grounded”.
‘Having met you, I’m sorry. It wasn’t your fault and you’re totally forgiven.
‘You’re far too perfect to be mad at.’
Praising his partner, 35, the rapper – real name Stephen Manderson – added: ‘As mum’s go, you’ve lucked out; you have the best example of what a brave, strong, passionate, loving, kind and both considered and considerate woman is. One day I’ll tell you about how amazing she’s been throughout this whole process / ordeal and all the things she’s soldiered on through, with all of the optimism required to see this through.
‘All I’ve been able to do for Mama is be supportive, which despite my very best efforts still left me feeling a bit redundant at times and for good reason; I was! I couldn’t for a second take on even a part of what she was going through physically, which was a lot.
‘You’ll be glad to know she doesn’t feel as though she’s sacrificed a thing, neither of us have (well, boobs – temporarily – currently triple in size, leaking and sore but perfect pillows for you to nuzzle into while you feed, which you’re doing really well ?), we both feel incredibly privileged you chose us.
‘More good news for you Baby! You’re a born gentleman. Your mamma commands respect so you’ll quickly learn a gorgeous set of values and morals to navigate your way through this world with.
‘She’s everything I hope you find in a partner one day, but we’ve got years before we have to worry about the ? and the ?’s.’
Sharing his son’s name, Slimane, Prof Green said: ‘From back to front, your name means great, wise, man of peace. No pressure.’
The rapper went on to thank friends and family for keeping news of the pregnancy on the down low, with Manderson himself only revealing a couple of months ago he was set to become a father.
He concluded his message: ‘Thank you to the NHS who work so tirelessly and relentlessly for keeping mama and baby safe and for keeping our every visit secret, allowing us to navigate the weird, wonderful and largely anxiety inducing ‘thing’ that is pregnancy without unwanted attention.
‘Lots of love, The Three of Us.’Credit: Original article published here.