According to a post on her MySpace celebrity page, [artist id="1803648"]M.I.A.[/artist] gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday in Los Angeles. It is M.I.A.'s first child; the father, musician Benjamin Bronfman, said mom and baby are "beautiful and doing well," according to M.I.A.'s label rep.
"To fans friends on family. My baby is here — happy valentines!" M.I.A.'s post reads.
"Sunday nite I came home from the Grammys still in the mood to party, I coulda easily gone out but I went home instead, lucky i did!! Coz my early stage labour kicked in around 2 a.m.," the post continues.
"My baby was born Wednesday, he is healthy, fine, beautiful and the most amazing thing ever on this planet, of course I'm his mum!!!
"Me and baby are putting our tour dates for 2010 together, and making mixtapes, and figuring out a way to break out of the hospital!"
"Hopefully the world is been ticking along and i ain't missed much!" the post concludes.
M.I.A.'s pregnancy was the source of much speculation before the Grammys, as the day of the show was her due date. However, she performed "Swagga Like Us" with Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West without incident.
She is scheduled to perform at the Oscars on Sunday, February 22, where she is nominated for her contribution to the "Slumdog Millionaire" soundtrack.