Lil Wayne is known for spending most of his waking hours in the studio cooking up tracks. But backstage at New York radio station Power 105's Powerhouse concert on Tuesday, Wayne said he happily stepped out of the box last week to be on hand for the birth of his first son, Dwayne Michael Carter III, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
"I delivered him. I held the left leg the whole time," Wayne said in an interview posted on the Power 105 site. "It was nasty, very nasty, but it was wonderful. October 22, 9:25 a.m., 7 pounds, 12 ounces. He's the best thing to ever happen to me, next to my daughter."
The rapper broke the news that he was expecting another child while accepting the Lyricist of the Year trophy at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, telling the crowd at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center that his first son would likely be arriving in just a "couple of days."
Wayne's first child, an 8-year-old girl named Reginae Carter, is from a relationship with his high school sweetheart, Antonia "Toya" Johnson; the name of the boy's mother has not been revealed.
During the radio interview, Wayne did not discuss why he and Jay-Z did not collaborate onstage as expected at the Powerhouse show, but he did explain that he'd missed a show the previous night in Boston due to "technical difficulties." He also reiterated his desire to put out another Tha Carter III album before moving on to Tha Carter IV.