How else would M.I.A. make a birth announcement? The performer announced on her MySpace page this weekend that she gave birth to a baby boy last Wednesday (the father is Benjamin Bronfman, former singer of the Exit). Here’s the message:
"To fans friends on family. My baby is here — happy valentines!
"Sunday nite I came home from the still in the mood to party, I coulda easily gone out but I went home instead, lucky i did!! Coz my early stage labour kicked in around 2 a.m.
"My baby was born Wednesday, he is healthy, fine, beautiful and the most amazing thing ever on this planet, of course I’m his mum!!!
"Me and baby are putting our tour dates for 2010 together, and making mixtapes, and figuring out a way to break out of the hospital!"
"Hopefully the world is been ticking along and i ain’t missed much!" the post concludes.
That baby sure has a good sense of timing–he waited until his mum was done performing with T.I., Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Kanye. M.I.A. is scheduled to perform "O Saya" (her song from the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack) this Sunday at the Oscars, so it won’t be too long of a maternity break.
Congrats to the new parents, and especially the baby, who, since he has M.I.A. as a mom, is at least 85% cooler than me. [MTV]