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Did M.I.A. Have Her Baby Yet?
M.I.A. Baby Announcement - It's A Boy
In Case You're Wondering Did That Rapper on the Grammy's, MIA Have Her Baby Yet?
Yes, M.I.A. has a kid! British baby mama rapper, M.I.A. was scheduled to have her baby on Grammy night. Lucky for us, her baby in true showbiz style, decided to show up late so M.I.A. was able to pull out an original killer performance that was probably a first in Grammy award history -- the show's only 9 month pregnant rapper performing live.
However, according to the Daily Dish on sfgate.com reports, "M.I.A. Felt Contractions At Grammys" leaving everyone to wonder, after the show did M.I.A. have her baby? Yes, and he's named Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman Brewer.
Picture M.I.A. Baby Boy Photo, Popcrunch.com
First photo of M.I.A.'s son released by Afrikan Boy, a friend of M.I.A.
M.I.A.'s Twitpic Of Her Baby Boy Ikhyd at 5 Months Old
M.I.A. Baby Name Ickitt? - What Did M.I.A. Name Her Baby?
It was incorrectly reported in the media Friday, March 6, 2009 that M.I.A. named her baby "Ickitt".
M.I.A. herself refutes the unusual name choice in a blog post "Baby name!" on her MySpace page...
My baby is not called Ickitt, Pickit or Lickit thank you very much to all the Hollywood press. He's a baby, he don't need press! I didn't release the baby name because I didn't think it was news!!!! But I will be back with something newsworthy soon, till then go pick on Apple, Satchel and Moon Unit. Lots of love stickit!!
In the meantime, here are some baby name suggestions for M.I.A. from "Cool Names for Babies" author Pamela Redmond Satran. According to the "Cool Names for Babies" author, "O" names such as Owen and Olivia are the latest trend in cool baby names.
M.I.A. What To Name Your Rocker Baby
Huffington Post, February 6, 2009
Picture M.I.A. Baby First Photo
Pregnant M.I.A. Performs at Grammys - M.I.A. & Baby Have Their Own After Party
M.I.A. & Tamil Tigers - Genocide in Sri Lanka
One of the reasons M.I.A. said she was willing to perform 9 months pregnant in her attention grabbing performance at the Grammy's was to put the spotlight on the "genocide in Sri Lanka". But there is quite a bit of controversy on M.I.A.'s stance.
Attached is a link from a recent NY Times article as well as a couple of headlines about this issue that M.I.A. uploaded on her MySpace page on Friday, February 27, 2009 under the title MORE INFO U MIGHT NOT BE GETTIG!"
- The Dissonant Undertones of M.I.A.
"Some who do know her work say she is an apologist for the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels fighting in the country's long-running civil war" says Thomas Fuller in a NYTimes.com article February 10, 2009.
- London Tamil Burns Himself at U.N.
"A TAMIL man from London burned himself to death outside the United Nations building in Geneva in protest at his people's treatment in Sri Lanka." Evening Standard, 02/19/09. http://www.squidoo.com/lensmaster/new_workshop/MIA-Baby
- Sri Lanka Waging 'War' On Civilians: Human Rights Watch
"The Sri Lankan government is "slaughtering" civilians with indiscriminate shelling in its effort to eradicate Tamil Tiger rebels in the island's northeast, Human Rights Watch said Friday." AFP.com, 02/02/09.
M.I.A. Baby Bump
When M.I.A.'s Baby Comes Out Singing - What Will Be Its First Notes?
MIA's kid was there in effect swaggering on the Grammy's and can't help but be affected by the performances. In fact, M.I.A. began early stage contractions 2 am the next morning. So if the kid had to choose between both songs, which would be its favorite?
What Do You Think The Baby's First Song Will Be?
Swagga Like Us - M.I.A. Baby's Next Favorite Song
As performed on the Grammys - the first ever musical performance featuring a female rapper 9 months pregnant. Get a free playlist here.
Oscar Nominated M.I.A. - Slumdog Millionaire
M.I.A. & Madonna "Give Me All Your Luvin'" - Chelsea Lately & Piers Morgan
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