Macklemore announces he and fiancée are expecting their first child

The rapper also confirmed that he will release a new album in 2015

Macklemore has announced that he and his fiancée Tricia Davis are expecting their first child.

The rapper, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, posted on his Twitter page yesterday (January 3) to confirm the news.

Posting a video clip of the couple at an ultrasound visit, he tweeted “We wanted to share the news with you ourselves”. As Billboard reports, the video opens with the caption: “Today the media speculated about some big news in our life. So we decided to share it with you ourselves. Love, Ben and Tricia”.

Days earlier, the rapper confirmed another arrival via social media when a fan tweeted: “Its 2015 and I still don’t have a new @macklemore album wtf [sic]”. In response, Macklemore wrote: “You will this year. Believe that”. A new album from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is expected in the second half of 2015.