Mr. Papers and Lil' Kim in the video for his song 'Pour It Up'.

London - A hip hop artist is claiming he is the father of Lil' Kim's baby.

Mr. Papers - who was romantically linked to the rapper in 2012 - has taken credit for impregnating the 'Magic Stick' hitmaker after she revealed on Wednesday (12.02.14) she is expecting her first child.

The low-profile hip-hop artist has been bombarded with congratulatory messages on Twitter from his pals, to which he has retweeted to his 4,300 followers.

His friend, Von Killpatrick, wrote: "Congrats to @MR_Papers!!! He gave Kim what she wanted for years. I'm so happy for both of them. (sic)"

Another pal, Donte, added: "Heard All LiL Kim Fans are Looking For My Dawg @Mr_Papers LoL ?? Congratz Homie!!! #LiLKim #MrPapers... (sic)"

Mr. Papers then wrote, "I heard everybody looking for me?", before changing his account name to 'Daddy'.

Meanwhile, it has also been reported world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, 36, is the father of the 39-year-old star's unborn child as they were dating each other up until September last year.

However, the rumours didn't go down well with Mr. Papers, who claims he is "very excited" about becoming a dad and is planning to get married to Lil' Kim.

He told New York Daily News' [email protected] page: "I'm very upset people are going around saying this is Floyd Mayweather's child when it's mine. I'm excited to be a dad and am going to marry Lil Kim."

Although Lil' Kim - who is believed to be four-and-a-half months pregnant - is remaining tight-lipped on the father's identity, she is reportedly planning to reveal all in a reality TV show, which will begin filming next month. - Bang Showbiz