It's a B.O.Y. for M.I.A.!

02/14/2009 at 05:15 PM ET

It’s a boy for M.I.A.! The “Paper Planes” songstress and fiancé Ben Brewer Bronfman welcomed their first child, a son, on Wednesday, February 11th.

Announcing the birth on her MySpace, M.I.A. shares that although she could have gone out after the Grammys last Sunday, she chose to go home, where her early stage labor began around 2 a.m. Her son was born Wednesday and is “healthy, fine, beautiful and the most amazing thing ever on this planet.” She jokes that she and her baby boy are working on putting 2010 tour dates together, making mix tapes, and “figuring out a way to break out of the hospital.”

M.I.A. says her son — which was a delivery surprise — has already added fuel to her fire as an artist.

“Having a baby is the most creative thing you can do. It makes you re-learn the world through a child’s eyes.”

The singer, 31, announced her pregnancy in October. On Sunday, February 8th, M.I.A. performed at the Grammys — on her due date! Now all eyes will be next Sunday’s Academy Awards to see if she will have bounced back in time to perform “O Saya,” her Oscar-nominated song from Slumdog Millionaire.

Source: M.I.A.

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Katie on

Congrats to MIA and Ben! Hopefully the delivery went well. She was a hoot at the Grammys but I was worried! =P

kelly on

Congratulations! She looked fantastic at the Grammys.

April on

Congratulations to her and Ben! I am going to guess that she won’t be at the Oscars or if she does it will be sitting. If she went into labor Monday morning, had the baby Wednesday and is still in the hospital on Saturday I tend to think she ended up needing a c-section. Stinks because she wanted the home water birth but what can you do. I hope that she will share his name soon. Yay baby MIA!!!!

Julie on

I LOVE MIA! Congrats on the new baby boy!

JRW on

Yeah!!! Congrats M.I.A.

Jen DC on

It was all that booty-shakin’ that shook the little guy loose. Congrats!

Mia on

Aw congrats to them! I was checking to see when her baby was going to be born. I wonder what his name is? I was thinking girl for them, but a boy-that’s cute.

Elle on

I was just thinking about her today, I thought it would be a boy but usually I’m bad at guessing. I’m so happy for her, I like to think that she’ll add one more cultured generous soul to the world.

Catherine on

yeah,I was thinking a girl for them too!But anyways,congrats!

Annabel on

Congrats!!! Didn’t she say all along that she felt her baby was going to be a boy? And yep, if she was in labor for two days and still in the hospital three days after giving birth, then I’m also guessing she had a c-section. Congrats one again, and I can’t wait to find out his name. I bet it will be very creative… just hopefully not “kreatyve”, if you know what I mean. Lol.

Robyn on

Oh I knew she would have a boy! She just seems like the kind of person to have a boy.

Congrats MIA!

millefleur on

Congrats M.I.A.!!! I can’t wait to hear his name. I’m sorry she did not get the home waterbirth she planned but I’m so happy for her and her new baby boy!

Lorus on

Too bad she didn’t have her homebirth! Congrats to her on her new bundle though.

Christine on

I thought the same thing about it sounding like she had a c-section. She spoke of wanting a water birth at home.
Congrats on a healthy baby boy – however he arrived!!!
Can’t wait to find out what they named him.

Ariana on

Oh, I am SO happy for her! I thought she was going to have a girl, but ahh, a cute little boy!!

LOVE HER!! Please share a name soon!🙂

Stephany on

Drats, I was so certain she was going to have a girl! But congrats on the baby boy! How fun! I can’t wait to hear the name. I’m sure it’ll be something unique.

Jennifer on

Someone posted the other night that she was in labor the day after the Grammys & I was thinking yesterday, ‘well I guess some people will lie about anything’ since we hadn’t heard about a birth yet–turns out the poster was right & I was wrong!

Poor thing, that’s a long time to be in labor! But since she was so active right up until literally the last minute my guess is that she’ll be back up on her feet pretty quickly! Hope she makes it to the Oscars, but then again, maybe she’ll just want to sit in a rocking chair holding her little bundle!

Mia on

I hope we hear details about the name soon! I’m guessing we’ll hear something by about Wed. Since that is a week after the little guy was born, plus time for her to recover and return home.

Aya on

A long hospital stay doesn’t necessarily mean a c-section.Most of the time, it has to do with the baby’s health.Not only that,a few friends of mine have had to stay a while after the baby was born. And what I have found is that they don’t rush you out of the hospital, especially if you are a first time mom. My friend who had a c-section actually left the hospital before me and I had a vaginal.

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