Back in June, Trippie Redd announced the dates for his 2023 Take Me Away tour, a North American fall outing that was slated to kick off on August 31 and keep him on the road through Oct. 9. And then, recently, the “Danny Phantom” MC canceled the dates with no explanation.
Over the weekend, however, the 24-year-old born Michael Lamar White IV, explained that he had a very good reason for bailing on the dates. “You want an explanation, so boom,” he said in a video message. “I’m dropping a project named Saint Michael, right? What if I was to tell you that’s my son’s name and I canceled tour because I had to deliver my son?”
The surprise news does, in fact, line up with the new Saint Michael EP the rapper dropped on Friday, his 10th EP overall and his third project this year, following on the heels of the August A Love Letter to You 5 mixtape. The project contains seven songs (“Pray 4 Us,” “Van Cleef Island,” “1716 Osage,” “Ok, Cool,” “7am in Ohio,” “Yo Pi’erre Slime” and “Saint Michael Myers”) and features a cover image of Trippie breaking free from a tangle of heavy chains.
As for the blessed event, Trippie explained, “Life be lifin’. Y’all sittin’ there bashing me, saying all this crazy stuff. And here I’m just brining my child into the world.” Trippie also reportedly posted a photo of the infant on his Instagram Story, showing off his full name — Saint Michael White — and an image of the baby in a cute green onesie and matching hat.
Check out Trippie Redd revealing the name of his child below and listen to the Saint Michael EP.
Trippie Redd reveals he’s a father now and just welcomed a son, which is the reason why he canceled his tour. pic.twitter.com/YoxnblEJEN
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) November 11, 2023
Trippie Redd shares photo of his newborn child pic.twitter.com/MrnMRaZL13
— No Jumper (@nojumper) November 11, 2023