By Sarah Bull
Published: 05:59 EST, 5 January 2014 | Updated: 06:52 EST, 5 January 2014
Rapper Plan B has revealed he is a father, after his long-term girlfriend secretly gave birth to a daughter last year.
The 30-year-old musician, whose real name is Ben Drew, added that he is happier than ever after becoming a parent.
However, the Ill Manors director is determined to keep quiet about the identity of his mystery partner.
Happy news: Plan B has revealed he is a father, after his girlfriend gave birth to a little girl last year
He told the Sun On Sunday: ‘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.’
Controversial: The musician, real name Ben Drew, has told friends he won’t soften his music just because he is a father now
Ben added that he was thrilled to have spent his first Christmas as a father with his little girl and girlfriend, who have been dating for the last couple of years.
According to the newspaper, the pregancny was not planned but was very welcome news.
Plan B has been in the studio working on his next album, the follow-up to his highly successful second record The Defamation Of Strickland Banks.
And a source told the publication that becoming a father hasn’t stopped him from reaching new gritty levels with his new tracks – despite the fact he has been taking his little girl into the studio with him.
The source said: ‘Becoming a dad hasn’t turned his music soft and he’s definitely panning another no-holds-barred record.
‘2014 is going to be another big year for him – he’s very content and can’t wait for everyone to hear his new material.’
News of Ben entering the world of fatherhood comes just two years after he revealed in an interview that he had ‘no ambitions to have kids’.
He said at the time: ‘At this time in my life I should be having fun!’
Former love: Ben has been linked to various celebrities in the past, including Caggie Dunlop (pictured) and Sam Faiers
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