M.I.A.'s Baby Is Born

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M.I.A. / Photographed for SPIN by Greg Kadel
WRITTEN BY
William Goodman

Maya Arulpragasam, a.k.a. M.I.A., gave birth to her first child, a boy, Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 1:30 P.M. in Los Angeles. It is her first child with fiancee Benjamin Brewer, a New York musician and founder of Green Owl Records.

And it seems all that bouncing around onstage at the Grammys may have contributed to the birth. In a MySpace post, the SPIN cover star and Grammy nominee explains (in all caps, Kanye style):

SUNDAY NITE I CAME HOME FROM THE GRAMMY'S STILL IN THE MOOD TO PARTY , I COUDA EASILY GONE OUT BUT I WENT HOME INSEAD, LUCKY I DID!! COZ MY EARLY STAGE LABOUR KICKED IN AROUND 2 AM.

HE IS HEALTHY, FINE, BEAUTIFUL AND THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER ON THIS PLANET, OF COURSE I'M HIS MUM!!!," M.I.A added about her child, who has yet to be named. "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!

HOPEFULLY THE WORLD IS BEEN TICKING ALONG AND I AINT MISSED MUCH!

C U SOON,

AND MY BABY BOY SAYZ HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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