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Alicia Keys: Egypt ‘Loves to Laugh’

06/30/2011 at 09:00 AM ET
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He may be too young to sing and produce music like mom and dad, but Alicia Keys says son Egypt Daoud, 8 months, definitely has their adult sense of humor.

“He loves to laugh! [He laughs] at everything. I’ll say a joke that’s totally a grown person’s joke and he’ll laugh. I’m like, ‘Ha! You get me,’” she tells PEOPLE.

Egypt isn’t growing up too fast, however. Kid jokes tickle his funny bone just the same.

“I do silly noises on his cheek and he’ll just crack up,” the singer, who is currently celebrating the 10-year anniversary and re-release of her debut album, Songs in A Minor, says. “A person making a silly face, me tickling him – he laughs at everything.”

Adds Keys, 31: “If he wants to laugh, he’ll egg you on, so that you’ll start to make him laugh. … He has one of those big Gerber baby giggles, and it’s huge and perfect.”

In addition to his perfect giggle, Keys says he’s able to handle her crushing traveling schedule. “He’s a rock star champion flyer. I can take him on a six or seven hour plane or if we take the train from Paris to London, he rolls with it. His temperament is super cool.”

– Carlos Greer

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blessedwithboys on

Awww, love to see a pic…

Sasha on

Me too!

Jessica on

Happy her baby is healthy. But I lost allll respect for her, so while I’m glad her baby is all happy and healthy, she really just irks me. Smug self absorbed homewrecker.

Lady on

Here we go with the off topic comments, leave the woman alone. I’d love to see a pic though, im sure he looks like his dad…all his children do!

Adrienne on

“the woman” made her own choices and now must live with the consequences. Just the way it goes.

Tamika on

I would luv to see the pictures too. And for the people that call her a home wrecker. The home must have already been wrecked if her as ONE women was able to get him out the home and into hers. My opinion.

Mira on

I can’t get over the dumb name.

Stacy on

I would love to see pics, too. For the record she is not a homewrecker. If anyone has heard the story from his exes mouth, he had already been cheating with another woman besides AK and has a baby with the other woman. AK came along a 2 yrs later when they were separated.

Capri on

So Adrienne, you know EXACTLY what happened or didn’t happen? Or are you basing your opinion on what Mashonda has said……there’s 3 sides to every story…

2Little on

Lost respect for her?? That’s funny. What did you respect about her in the first place? She’s a singer. You know nothing about her other than she’s married w a child….& she sings. I’m sure she cares.

Jillian on

2Little, I totally agree. I wonder when people say they lost respect for her when they ever had it.

I also wonder how people know what happened. The ex doesn’t always tell the truth. Now if you are talking about Leanne Rimes, she did cheat.

Terri on

Can’t believe it’s been ten years since I became such a big fan of Alicia.

JEt! on

IGNORANT PEOPLE!!! You dnt know this lady so how in the world could you lose respect let along know her well enuff to have it! #GROW UP!!

mspeach on

she is a great singer and seems to be a great mother rather r not she wrecked his marriage r if another b4 her did he’s a man and if he cheated on one he’ll do it again jus hope dat AK and her son is not hurt in da end keep doion u AK til u cant do it no more and congrats on the marriage and baby

mariah on

hey thats a good name 4 a boy i shoud of thoght of that

LaTrisha on

I think that Alicia Keys baby is just adorable. He is going to be a musician when he gets older.

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