DMX welcomes 15th baby at 45

American rapper, DMX, is a father for the 15th courtesy of his girlfriend, Desiree Lindstrom, who gave birth to a son in New York on Friday.

It is the woman’s first child.

The 45-year-old father told popular gossip website, TMZ, that he is overjoyed by his son’s birth, and that the baby is a “blessing.”

DMX missed the birth as he was performing in Arizona, but reportedly rushed to be with his girlfriend and new baby in New York the moment he heard the news.

The baby’s name is Exodus Simmons and is reportedly doing well.

News of the rapper and his girlfriend’s pregnancy was first broken in May by a US entertainment blog The Shade Room.

DMX is currently undergoing a divorce from his estranged wife of 11 years, Tashera Simmons, who says the rapper repeatedly cheated on her over the years.

The rapper filed for bankruptcy in 2013 over child support obligations but his application was dismissed.