Category: M.I.A.

M.I.A. Baby Name Revealed As Ikhyd

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After playfully lashing out at the press on her Myspace page for calling her baby Ickitt, TMZ reveals singer M.I.A. actual named her son Ikhyd.

The Sri Lankan singer whose real name is Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam gave birth last month and quickly tried to squash rumours that her bouncing boy was named Ickitt, telling the press to pick on other celebrity babies’ odd names. But it turns out she and fiance Benjamin Brewer chose the phoenetically similar name Ikyhd. The baby’s full name is Ikyd Edgar Arular Bronfman, with the middle names taken from both parents’ fathers.

M.I.A. Denies ‘Ickitt’ Baby Name Rumors Saying, ‘Go Pick On Apple, Satchel, And Moon Unit!’

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M.I.A. is denying rumors she has named her new baby boy “Ickitt” as previously reported by Latina.com. The colorful singer whose real name is Mathangi Arulpragasam addressed the growing rumors on her Myspace blog, the same place she announced the arrival of her child.

MY BABY IS NOT CALLED ICKITT, PICKIT OR LICKIT THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL THE HOLLYWOOD PRESS. HES A BABY , HE DONT NEED PRESS! I DIDNT RELEASE THE BABY NAME BECAUSE I DIDNT THINK IT WAS NEWS!!!! BUT I WILL BE BACK WITH SOMETHING NEWS WORTHY SOON.

The outspoken singer then took a dig at a few other questionable and quirky baby names from the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Woody Allen and Frank Zappa saying, “TILL THEN GO PICK ON APPLE, SATCHEL AND MOON UNIT. LOTS OF LOVE STICKIT!!”

M.I.A. Announces Birth Of Baby Boy On MySpace

Singer M.I.A., real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, gave birth to a boy on Wednesday and posted the news on her MySpace page on Friday.

She wrote that her baby is “healthy, fine, beautiful, and the most amazing thing on this planet.”

“Me and baby are putting our tour dates for 2010 together, making mix tapes, and figuring out a way to break out of the hospital!”

M.I.A. performed at the Grammys on her original due date of Sunday February 8th. Her fiancé and the father of her baby is musician Benjamin Brewer.

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A Very Pregnant M.I.A. Swaggers Onstage At The Grammys


Maya Arulpragasam did not live up to her moniker and go M.I.A. from the Grammys, in fact the Sri Lankan singer walked the red carpet in a colorful ruffled dress with her fiance Benjamin Brewer and stormed the stage in a black and white revealing outfit with Kanye West, T.I., Jay-Z and Lil’ Wayne to sing her hit song “Swagga Like Us.”

The singer had warned fans that she might not show up to the Grammys because her baby was due on the same day.

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Pregnant M.I.A. May Not Attend Grammy Awards Because Baby is Due on Same Day

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Singer M.I.A. (born Maya Arulpragasam) is up for two Grammys: Record of the Year for “Paper Planes” and Best Rap Song for “Swagga Like Us.” But the pregnant star may not attend the Grammy Awards this Sunday because her baby is due on that day.

“They say that you’re often late the first time, so I’m planning to go,” the 31-year-old mom-to-be told USA Today. “We’ll see. People are trying to get me to relax and focus on the baby. It’s like being in parallel universes.”

M.I.A., who is also up for an Oscar for the song “O … Saya” from award darling Slumdog Millionaire, adds, “Having a baby is the most creative thing you can do. It makes you re-learn the world through a child’s eyes.”

Ga Ga: Estelle, Adele & M.I.A. Nab Grammy Award Nominations

Nominees for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on CBS on Feb. 8, were announced Wednesday night during a special concert event.

While Lil Wayne and Coldplay led with eight and seven Grammy nods, respectively, some of Blindie’s ga ga-worthy artists, including Estelle, Adele, Jason Mraz, Leona Lewis, M.I.A. and Duffy were also nominated.

Here’s a list of nominees in the major categories:

Best New Artist
• Adele
• Duffy
• Jonas Brothers
• Lady Antebellum
• Jazmine Sullivan

Record of the Year
• “Chasing Pavements,” Adele
• “Viva la Vida,” Coldplay
• “Bleeding Love,” Leona Lewis
• “Paper Planes,” M.I.A.
• “Please Read the Letter,” Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Song of the Year
• “American Boy,” Estelle featuring Kanye West
• “Chasing Pavements,” Adele
• “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz
• “Love Song,” Sara Bareilles
• “Viva La Vida,” Coldplay

Pop Vocal Album
Detours, Sheryl Crow
Rockferry, Duffy
Long Road Out of Eden, Eagles
Spirit, Leona Lewis
Covers, James Taylor

Rap Album
American Gangster, Jay-Z
Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne
The Cool, Lupe Fiasco
Nas, Nas
Paper Trail, T.I.

Rock Album
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay
Rock N Roll Jesus, Kid Rock
Only By the Night, Kings of Leon
Death Magnetic, Metallica
Consolers of the Lonely, The Raconteurs

Album of the Year
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay
Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne
Year of the Gentleman, Ne-Yo
Raising Sand, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
In Rainbows, Radiohead

M.I.A On Pregnancy: I’ll Have to Wear Caftans if I Get Any Bigger

“Paper Planes” singer M.I.A. is getting ready for her first child with fiancé Benjamin Brewer and joked with USA Today that if she gets any bigger she’s sporting a caftan!

The 31-year-old musician (born Mathangi Arulpragasam) isn’t letting her super-pregs status stop her, having recorded three tracks on the ga ga worthy Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack and finishing up a new album for next year!

“I think my baby is going to start off making club music. That’s all I’ve been listening to. Of course, you never know,” she tells the newspaper. “We actually don’t want our kid to do music, so we’re going to buy it loads of instruments … so that it will completely rebel and go the other way.”

Of how her pregnancy has affected her music, M.I.A. says, “When I sing, I have to be aware that someone can hear me inside. It’s really strange. I definitely feel less angry.”