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Plan B has revealed he is now a dad

The ‘iLL Manors’ rapper has said his long-term girlfriend gave birth to their daughter last year

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Plan B has revealed he has become a dad for the first time.

The ‘iLL Manors’ rapper told The Sun On Sunday that his long-term girlfriend gave birth to the couple’s first daughter last year and that they spent a happy first Christmas together.

He said: “My girlfriend and I had a baby girl last year. Mother and daughter are both fit and well and I'm a proud and happy father, especially after having just enjoyed our first Christmas together.”

A source for the newspaper said the arrival of the baby was a surprise for the couple but said the rapper - real name Ben Drew - was enjoying being a father for the first time.

The source said: “It was a surprise to both of them when Ben's girlfriend discovered she was pregnant but Ben is over the moon at becoming a father. They've been dating for a couple of years and having a baby has brought them even closer. Ben may have a bad-boy image but he makes a great dad and is happy to get stuck in. He is even getting good at changing nappies.”

The arrival of his baby daughter appears to have influenced his new material, but he has not toned down the intensity of the music for his new arrival. The source continued: “He has been playing [his daughter] some of his tracks to see if she likes them. His songs are known for being pretty gritty so he's been playing her the music without any lyrics. But he's joked with friends that becoming a dad hasn't turned his music soft and he's definitely planning another no-holds-barred record.”

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