In what’s sure to be a special memory for the mama-to-be, M.I.A. made a splash at last evening’s Grammy Awards, taking the stage — on her due date! — to perform “Swagger Like Us” with Jay-Z, Kanye West, T.I. and Lil’ Wayne.
Starting the evening off in a bold blue Manish Aurora dress, matching Christian Lacroix for Gola sneakers and Erickson Beamon jewelry, the “Paper Planes” songstress changed into shades and an eye-poppingly sheer House of Holland dress for her number.
When asked for her opinion on M.I.A.’s outfits, maternity designer Liz Lange had this to say,
“Any about-to-pop star who performs on her due date gets a free pass in my book! That said, perhaps this outfit should have gone ‘M.I.A’! That said, what would have worked for her, in this rat-pack tribute, given how great the guys looked in their elegant dinner jackets, would have been to channel Angie Dickinson in a 1960s-looking little white or sparkly mini shift dress, or a long slinky jersey curve hugging dress.”
Putting her full-term belly on display, the 31-year-old’s performance was well-received by the audience, who couldn’t believe how much bounce M.I.A. still has in her!
M.I.A. and fiancé Ben Bronfman expect their baby — a delivery surprise — any day now.
Click below for two photos of her outfit!