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Chicago-raised drill rapper G Herbo welcomed a newborn baby on the same day he pleaded "not guilty" to lying to federal agents about his identity theft case.

G Herbo and fiancee Taina Williams, 23, welcomed their first child together this week. The rapper posted a B&W Instagram photo that showed him holding his newborn to his tattooed chest.

The little baby's right hand is balled up in a fist.

Herbo also has a son named Yosohn with ex-fiancee Ariana Fletcher, 25.

Love & Hip Hop: New York star Emily Bustamante is a new grandmother at 40. Taina's stepfather is the rapper Fabolous, 43.

Herbo, 25, appeared in Springfield court via Zoom from his Los Angeles home where he entered his not guilty plea on Tuesday, May 25.

He allegedly told a federal agent he had no relationship with a defendant in the identity theft case.

Prosecutors say Herbo, real name Herbert Wright III does, in fact, know the other defendant, Chicago promoter Antonio Strong.

Strong reportedly gave Herbo "valuable goods," including "private jet charters, luxury accommodations, and exotic car rentals."

Prosecutors say Herbo "knowingly and willfully made the following materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements and representations in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the Government of the United States."

Lying to the feds is a serious federal charge punishable by prison time and a stiff fine. He is set to go to court on the original identity theft charges in August.

Congratulations to the apparently happy couple.
 

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R&B singer Fantasia Barrino took to Instagram to reveal that her daughter Keziah was born on Sunday, May 23.

However, Fantasia Barrino and her husband, Kendall Taylor, are waiting to take their premature baby home.

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Fantasia took to Instagram on Wednesday to say her newborn daughter was "born a little too early but she is a fighter just like her Mother."

"The Wife of A King, the Mother of Two Kings and Two Queens. With it all comes A Fight and Strength like No Other. Out of every one of these Blessings I have named has also come a major Testimony. Keziah was born a little too early but she is a fighter just like her Mother. When you see the words Strength, Determined, Perseverance, and Unbreakable think of Fantasia Monique Taylor."

Fantasia is also mom to son Dallas Xavier, 9, and daughter Zion Quari Barrino, 19.

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Tasia is best known for her chart topping hits, "Free Yourself", "When I See U", "Truth Is" and "Bittersweet."

The singer announced her third pregnancy in November while discussing fertility issues in a video. She opened up about her pregnancy journey in an appearance on The Tamron Hall Show in December.

She said it took her years to conceive naturally. "This is a three-year journey we've been on."
 

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Journalists slammed CNN for declaring "there is no consensus" for doctors "assigning" sex at birth.

CNN made the controversial statement while reporting a news story about South Dakota banning male-to-female trans athletes from girl’s sports.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem declined to sign legislation banning trans athletes from girls sports.

CNN reporter Devan Cole wrote, "It's not possible to know a person's gender identity at birth." He added, "There is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth."

Other reputable journalists noted that Cole does not hold a medical license.

Twitter user @Roninresearch wrote: "My wife delivered babies for 23 years and she could tell real easy what the gender was... Oddly enough so could the parents."

"I'm not a doctor, @CNN but if you look just below the waist you may get some insight," Craig Seymour wrote.

Media critic Lee Sobotka wrote, "CNN isn’t a news organization. They are straight up activists."

One Twitter user wrote: "I've gotten used to a lot of woke craziness. Never thought I'd see biological sex in scare quotes."

The Biden administration is reportedly considering an executive order banning hospitals from declaring a newborn's sex on birth certificates.

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Mariah Carey's ex-husband, Nick Cannon, is a dad for the fourth time. The 40-year-old actor, rapper, and TV personality's on-off girlfriend Brittany Bell gave birth to the couple's second child, Powerful Queen Cannon, just before Christmas.

Bell took to Instagram to share the happy news on Christmas Day.

"The best gift ever we have been surprised with... A GIRL!!!!!" the model wrote alongside snaps of Nick with the newborn.

"Powerful Queen Cannon came this week perfect timing for Christmas. So much more to share. All I can say is that Nick was my rock through the most intense yet empowering natural water birth. It was nothing but POWERFUL Merry Christmas!!!! THANK YOU GOD."

Cannon called Bell a "rock" for undergoing "the most intense yet empowering natural water birth".

Nick and the former Miss Universe contestant share three-year-old son Golden, a child prodigy who can count from 1-10 in four languages. Cannon is also dad to Carey's nine-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.

The Drumline actor is a celebrity ambassador for the Lupus Foundation of America.
 

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