M.I.A. insists her baby’s name is not Ickett


Oscar and Grammy nominated singer M.I.A. gave birth to a baby boy on Feb. 11, just days after her memorable Grammy performance, but the child’s name was never revealed.

Despite many media reports claiming that she’d named her son Ickett, M.I.A, whose real name is Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, took to her MySpace page Friday to say it ain’t so.

“My baby is not called Ickitt, Pickit or Lickit, Thank You very much to all the Hollywood Press. He’s a baby, he don’t need press! I didn’t release the baby name because i didn’t think it was news! But I will be back with something newsworthy soon, till then, go pick on apple, satchel and moon unit.
Lots of Love Stickit!”

She announced the birth on her blog saying he was “healthy, fine, beautiful and the most amazing thing ever on this planet.”