Congratulations are in order, as Lauryn Hill and her family welcome a new addition. Lauryn’s eldest son Zion’s girlfriend gave birth to a son over the weekend, and the baby, Zephaniah, makes the 41-year-old Hill a grandparent.
Though Hill has yet to publicly comment on the life event, Rohan Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley, with whom Hill has five children, posted a number of photos to Instagram to commemorate. “JAH BLESSINGS ‘ WE GIVE THANKS FOR LIFE Welcome to Earth Little ZEPHANIAH NESTA,” he wrote.
Zion as well used the social platform to share the news, posting a photo of the newborn baby and profile of his mother. “Another super strong woman in my life right here!” he wrote. “Zephaniah’s mother.. Thank you for bearing him and putting up w everything I put you thru.. idk how you do it but you deserve all the love and all the respect.. you are a WARRIOR bringing in little ‘Zeph Curry.’”
The photos posted by dad and granddad are included below, while further down, a gallery highlights other rappers, such as Snooop Dogg and Bun B, who have become grandparents as well. Hill continues her MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! tour this month with shows in Boston and New York, wrapping things up in Charlotte come April.
JAH RASTAFARI MORNING ” In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. ” ZEPHANIAH ” ” Unto Us a Child is Born ” #LIONORDER 👑 @ziontrainmarley #FatherTime 🙏