Singer M.I.A. Confirms Pregnancy
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After appearing at a Brooklyn concert over the weekend with a suspicious-looking belly, UK artist M.I.A., née Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam, confirmed to Pitchfork Media on Saturday that she expects her first child February 8th, saying "I’m creating a baby." The 31-year-old Brit, engaged to Ben Brewer, lead singer and guitarist of The Exit, did not announce the sex of the baby.
Though she’s been on the scene musically for a while, M.I.A. skyrocketed to fame this summer when her single "Paper Planes" was used to promote the movie Pineapple Express."When I found out I was pregnant and "Paper Planes" was in the iTunes top 10, it seemed like the whole world was reshuffled in one week, and all my plans went out the window," she says. "I’ve got two kids, that’s what it feels like. And that’s the lesson — you can’t make plans."
While she does plan to return to the studio to record another album soon, M.I.A. first hopes to hit the road on a baby tour. "I have to do the rounds — go see my family and show them the belly."
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