Rapper Too Short has become a father for the first time - at the age of 53.

But according to reports his daughter, Yanni Shaw, was actually born back in December, but Too Short leaked the news of her birth this week.

Yanni Shaw is Short's child with his girlfriend, Sue Ivey. According to TMZ, he's already been shooting a documentary with Ray J and his manager, David Weintraub, and the film's all about raising their little girls in Hollywood.

Too Short is credited as being one of the pioneer rappers of West Coast hip hop. He first began recording in 1985, becoming one of Oakland's better known underground emcees, before he signed a deal with Jive Records in 1987, releasing his mainstream debut album Born to Mack. He experienced his first widespread success with his 1989 follow-up album Life Is...Too Short, and remained one of the most popular rappers into the 1990s.