Macklemore becomes a dad for third time to baby boy

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Macklemore has become a father for the third time.

The 'Thrift Shop' hitmaker - who already has daughters Sloane, six, and Colette, three, with his wife Tricia Davis - welcomed a son named Hugo into the world last month.

His spouse captioned an Instagram selfie with her newborn: "Six weeks ago in the shadow of the Buck Moon, this beautiful human came into our lives. He arrived rooted and calm, mostly just observing the two whirling dervishes around him… Welcome home Hugo [relieved face emoji] May you crush the distorted masculine and awaken the divine."

Macklemore, 38, simply commented with a red love heart emoji and is yet to post about his new addition to the family on his own account.

Tricia - who tied the knot with the music star in 2015 after nine years of dating - announced she was pregnant in April when she shared a snap of her cradling her baby bump on her Instagram Story, which she simply captioned: "Summer baby."

Macklemore - whose real name is Benjamin Hammond Haggerty - previously admitted he "just can't really picture" himself becoming a boy dad as a father of two girls.

He said: "When you bring another life into this world it does something, it changes you in this magical way that I have never experienced before."

The 'Marmalade' star previously revealed his house had turned into a "ballet studio" as his girls love dancing.

And the rapper revealed Sloane has her sights set on stardom, no matter what talent she decides to pursue.

He said: "Sloane watched 'American Idol' and was asking me to get her tickets to 'American Idol' in Hollywood. She was saying, 'Daddy, will you get me tickets to Hollywood?' It was pretty sweet."

Macklemore also spoke of the importance of finding a school that focuses on "creativity" for his eldest girl.

He said: "I'm already watching it with Sloane. She's almost four now and we picked the school that she can really focus in on her creativity and has a social justice mission. And then also, of course, putting her into classes wherever she is passionate. That's one of the things that I have resources for is to be able to pay for private arts education outside of schools, but a lot of people don't have that."