Big Sean and pregnant girlfriend Jhené Aiko share the gender of their baby during Los Angeles concert
Big Sean and his girlfriend Jhené Aiko have revealed that they are expecting a baby boy.
The Blessings rapper and the R&B singer, both 34, made the announcement during a joint performance in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
‘Make some noise for our baby boy,’ said the couple as they sang together on stage.
It’s a boy: Big Sean and Jhené Aiko, both 34, have revealed that they are expecting a baby boy
Videos of the announcement that were posted on social media show the My Last rapper caressing the Sunshine singer’s prominent baby bump as they shared the happy news with the crowd.
This pregnancy news comes nearly two years after Big Sean sparked rumors that the couple had suffered a miscarriage.
The rapper referenced the loss of a baby in his 2020 song called Deep Reverence, but did not explicitly name Jhené in the lyrics.
‘Should be a billionaire based on the time off I’m not taking,’ he rapped.
‘Probably why the s**t around me get crazy and we lost the baby.’
The Grammy-nominated pair first shared the news of Jhené’s pregnancy in July, officially confirming speculation by sharing a radiant photograph of Aiko cradling her stomach in a maternity photo shoot.
Together as one: The Blessings rapper and the R&B singer made the announcement during a joint performance in Los Angeles on Thursday night. ‘Make some noise for our baby boy,’ said the couple as they sang together on stage
The acclaimed singer-songwriter already shares a 13-year-old daughter named Namiko Love with fellow R&B artist O’Ryan, 35, who she dated 2005 to 2008.
Jhené was also married to record producer Dot da Genius for five months in 2016.
This will be the first child for Big Sean.
Former partners of the hitmaker have included the late Glee actress Naya Rivera and pop superstar Ariana Grande.
He and Jhené first started dating in 2016, briefly breaking up in March 2019 before reconciling one month later.
The future parents are also partners in music, collaborating on Big Sean’s 2013 hit Beware and 2020 single Body Language.
The pair frequently perform together as a hip hop duo called Twenty88, releasing an eponymous album in 2016 that peaked at number five on the Billboard 200.
Going home: The One Man Can Change the World rapper took the Sunshine singer to his hometown of Detroit, Michigan in August
Sharing his roots: Big Sean posted a series of heartwarming images on Instagram to document the couple’s trip. ‘I got a chance to show Jhené n our family my roots,’ he captioned the post, going on to specify that he showed her his childhood home
Born Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, the What A Life rapper was raised in Detroit by his mother and grandmother, Mildred Leonard, who served in World War II as one of the first ever African-American female captains in the United States Army.
Passing away in 2014, Big Sean’s grandmother left an indelible mark on the rapper growing up and he recently shared these formative roots with the mother of his soon-to-be-born son.
Taking Jhené to his hometown of Detroit in August, the One Man Can Change the World rapper posted a series of heartwarming images to document the couple’s trip.
‘I got a chance to show Jhené n our family my roots,’ Big Sean wrote on Instagram, going on to specify that he showed her his childhood home, his beloved grandmother’s house and the high school he attended.
Big Sean described in the caption his heartfelt intention to connect ‘the past with the future’ and went on to declare, ‘Can’t wait for our lil one to get here n see this.’
Partners in music and life: The future parents, pictured here at the Grammy Awards in 2021, frequently collaborate on music together