By Kerri Geringswald
Singer M.I.A. (Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam), 31, and fiancé Benjamin Bronfman welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday, just a few days after her unforgettable Grammy performance alongside rappers T.I., Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Jay-Z. Holding her pregnant belly with one hand and a microphone in the other, M.I.A.-decked out in a polka dot mini and white kicks- stole the show (more proof that moms are the ultimate multi-taskers).
M.I.A. shocked everyone by performing at the Grammy’s, which were on her actual due date. M.I.A. wrote on her Myspace page: “Sunday nite I came home from the Grammys…I coulda easily gone out [after] but I went home instead. Lucky I did! Coz my early stage labour kicked in around 2 a.m.”
M.I.A. said her baby boy is “healthy, fine, beautiful, and the most amazing thing on this planet.” The couple have yet to release the baby’s name.
M.I.A. is slated to perform at the Oscars on the 22nd. In fact, the producers are so desperate to have her perform her Slumdog Millionaire hit song, “Jai Ho,” so soon after giving birth, they’ve offered her a bed to perform in!
In the meantime, mom and her new addition are keeping busy. “Me and baby are putting our tour dates for 2010 together and making mix tapes and figuring out a way to break out of the hospital.”
Click here to read M.I.A.’s Myspace page.
Click here to see her Grammy Performance