Kanye West's Rap Peers React to Baby

Kanye West welcomed his first child with girlfriend Kim Kardashian into the world Saturday and his peers in the Hip Hop industry have been vocal about the event.

Russell Simmons, a Hip Hop pioneer who founded Def Jam Records, took to Twitter to congratulate West, 36, and Kardashian, 32, after learning about the news.

"There is no greater gift in life than a child's laughter," Simmons tweeted. "Congrats to Kim And Kanye..."

Nasir Jones, the rapper known as Nas, also had kind words for West.

"Congrats to Kanye 4 the birth of his daughter today too," Jones tweeted. "To my bros w/ daughters!!"

Meek Mill, another rap artist, had a prediction about how the lives of West and Kardashian would change after having their first child.

"Kanye, Kim Kardashian, they ain't gettin' no sleep this month," Mill joked in an MTV News report. "You see them in an interview, they're both gonna have bags under their eyes from the baby laying in the bed screaming. Security can't stop this, the managers can't stop this."

Rapper T.I. said he believed West and Kardashian would have a brilliant child.

"If he's as dedicated and committed to fatherhood as he has been to everything else he has done, I think that's gonna be one brilliant baby," T.I. said, according to MTV News.

West revealed his thoughts about fatherhood in a recent interview with The New York Times.

"One of the things.. just to be protective, that I would do anything to protect my child or my child's mother. As simple as that," West said in the interview before welcoming his child into the world. "I don't want to explain too much into what my thoughts on, you know, fatherhood are, because I've not fully developed those thoughts yet. I don't have a kid yet."

Still, the 36-year-old "Yeezus" rapper made it clear that he would like to maintain some privacy as a new father.

"Well, I just don't want to talk to America about my family," West told the New York Times. "Like, this is my baby. This isn't America's baby."