Alicia Keys gushes about baby Egypt: “I feel a song coming on”

Sept. 30, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Singer ALICIA KEYS attends the 7th Annual Black Ball held at the Hammerstein Ballroom. © Red Carpet Pictures

Despite what you may have heard, I don’t hate babies. I know that rumor has been going around. I like some babies – and some I find rather “meh.” Considering that no baby has ever come out of me, I recognize that I have no idea what it’s like to hold your newborn and feel that sense of maternal fulfillment. So… maybe I’m out of my depth here. But that’s never stopped me before! Anyway, Alicia Keys just gave birth to her baby boy, Egypt Daoud. And like some women, having a newborn has brought out the poet in Alicia. She just took to her blog to pontificate about Egypt’s radiant beauty… and about herself. Because everything is about her, after all:

Every moment is beautiful; delicious even! Every moment I’m learning and living in a way I never have before. Being present in a way I never have before. Existing in moments I never have before.

Never have I felt so calm, so purposeful in taking the time to truly observe the world around me, to live in it fully and watch it, discuss it, put time toward it. It feels really incredible – so peaceful, so complete and long overdue.

I’m grown, I’m confident, I’m secure, and so blessed to be these things.

I’m most enamored with anatomy at this point. The miracle of the human body. The ability to create all these small amazing machines of veins, capillaries, digestive systems, eyes, ears and noses. I can spend HOURS looking at one little EAR! Have u ever noticed how complex just an ear is? A tiny maze of art. It may sound silly but it’s so true. Or a heartbeat? Everyday we wake up and in some way, take for granted the fact that this beautiful pulsating organ in our body is the reason, and yet now that’s all I can think of…
And breath; invisible as it may be, how necessary!

Ain’t it true that things we really can’t see are of the greatest importance?

I’ve never seen a more beautiful face in my LIFE! The most perfect eyes and beautiful nose, the sweetest lips and skin so soft and kissable!

Never have I felt such disbelief, such awe, humility, godliness, such strength, power and possibility.

I’ve never believed in greatness and the never ending Higher Power more than now!
And I can’t believe he’s mine!

Oooh! I feel a song coming on…

[From Alicia Keys’ blog]

Do I feel like a bitch for chuckling at this? Sure. But that didn’t stop me from laughing, especially at the “I feel a song coming on” line. Homewrecker, please. Alicia is only praisin’ because ‘Gypt didn’t get Swizz’s beak, you know? Of course, we don’t know that for sure – I haven’t seen any baby photos yet. That could be a sign that ‘Gypt did get Swizz’s nose. Poor baby. Okay, I’ll stop laughing.

What do you think Alicia’s blog post is going to sound like when Swizz dumps her for the next one? Will she still feel a song coming on?

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 30: Singer Alicia Keys attends the 2010 Keep A Child Alive's Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom on September 30, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Sept. 30, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Singer ALICIA KEYS attends the 7th Annual Black Ball held at the Hammerstein Ballroom. © Red Carpet Pictures

Alicia Keys accepts the award for Best Collaboration at the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2010.  UPI/Jim Ruymen Photo via Newscom

NEW YORK - MARCH 15: Recording artists Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys attends the Gotham Magazine annual gala presented by Bing at Capitale on March 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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  1. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    LOL I think its a little much, I can only imagine what it would be like to have had a baby and I can picture it as what she said because after all that little squirming mass of bio came from you, lived in you, and kicked your insides. There is a little awe in that to me.

    As much as I am not into motherhood I can appreciate the feeling it must give a mommy to have something living come flying out of you and have it looking at you.

    “I feel a song coming on” line makes alot of sense because she is a singer/songwriter.

  2. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    She’s not gonna feel that way when the baby has been up for days with little sleep, because he’s sick and you are so tired you fall asleep sitting up, trust me, there aint no song comin on, honey, just tears.

    Oh, forgot, she’s rich, she’ll hand him over to the nanny. What a bitch.

  3. chickieboo says:


  4. gabs says:

    I love her music so I hope that she does write a song about it. I think when she said that, she was recognizing how silly she sounded so its fine. You gotta give her props for not selling the baby photos to a mag.

  5. I should be working says:

    I’m so tired of the “homewrecker” comments… And why is it a bit much if it’s on HER blog? Anywho, I’ve felt like that holding newborns; it truly is miraculous! And I can imagine, when you hold your first child for the first time, you do take a minute to reflect and thank the universe. I want you commenters to get some joy in your life!

  6. Livia says:

    I say we lock this bitch in a room with Giselle Bundchen, and see who can battle to be the BESTEST MOST PERFECT & TRANSCENDENT MOTHER OF ALL TIME.

  7. Kaiser says:

    Livia – YES. Thank you, that’s who Alicia reminds me – Gisele.

  8. krissy_kitty says:

    @ Livia.. My money is on G.. I can picture her breastfeeding her son and stepping on Alicia at the same time.. Multitasking is what Bestest most Perfect Moms do… lol

  9. JustBe says:

    The blogpost may have been a little over the top, but I remember feeling that level of awe and inspiration looking at my first born. I couldn’t get over how absolutely perfect in beauty he seemed to me. The first 2-3 weeks are that magical time (if you’re lucky)! Very new newborns spend the vast majority of time sleeping. After that point (if you’re not rich and without nannies), all hell usually breaks loose and your so damn tire most of the time, you can’t remember whether you bathed or ate in the last 24 hours. I’d like to see her make a beautiful song about that period! That would show some skills!

  10. malachais says:

    She just had her baby and is writing out her feelings..I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. Aside from the child coming from an unpleasant situation, I think her words were thoughtful and didn’t make a reference to beak nose or anyone else.

  11. Kitten says:

    I think I just threw up a little.

  12. TG says:

    That one pic of her looks like her entire face is covered in hair. Gross. And I read in USWeekly that she was valedictorian of her class. Is that true? Just goes to show that being booksmart does not mean having any common sense or emotional intelligence.

  13. Delta Juliet says:

    Well, having had TWO “living things come flying out” of me, I can totally relate to how she feels. I have marveled at a tiny ear, a quiet heartbeat, a sleepy smile. It looks silly when you are reading about it, but it is definitely legit.
    I think her big problem is the tendency to overshare. Like SO MANY celebs.

  14. Tia C says:

    @ Kitten: Yeah, me too.

    “What do you think Alicia’s blog post is going to sound like when Swizz dumps her for the next one? Will she still feel a song coming on?”

    Yeah. That’s all I was thinking about when I was reading that truly barftastic blog post. How ecstatic is she going to be when “Swizz” inevitably moves on to his next babymama?

  15. Taurus says:

    She is so gross.


  16. Faye says:

    Ugh. Seriously ugh. I get it, I’m happy for her, but keep it to yourself!! I don’t need to hear about “the songs coming on” because you popped one out. And I especially don’t need to hear the song, should it ever occur.

  17. Girl says:

    ‘Gypt. Poor ‘Gypt. Rather accurately named considering the situation he was born into. The blog entry does sound like too much and if I didn’t know she had just had a baby, I’d think she was high (staring at an ear for hours?) but since she is newly postpartum, it sounds right on the money.

  18. dit says:

    Egypt? THAT’S what she named her kid? Poor kid.

  19. Kerri says:

    I am guessing the song would be called “Unthinkable part 2″.

  20. Jeri says:

    She could ask Swizz about it, he’s been through it several times. Although has he ever stuck around for the birth?

  21. REALIST says:

    Yikes! This is so public! Remember “journals” amd/or “diaries”? This could go in the baby diary for when the kid gets older. Not for public consumption.
    Exception-when Liz Taylor twittered and Lisa Marie Presley blogged about MJ’s death. The were both expressing profound grief, as were so many others. It felt comforting to know that these women who were an important part of his life felt his loss just as deeply as his fans. He had people who knew him AND loved him, and were not afraid to say so, and that shared sense of loss was real and sincere and a comfort to everyone who was grieving.

    But this trash-puh-leez. Write the damn song and lay off the blogging.

  22. Delta Juliet says:

    So, blogging about grief is good and joy is bad? I don’t get it.

    Keep your personal stuff for your diaries and journals like the PP said.

  23. REALIST says:

    Maybe it’s the content-sappy vs. distressed. I’m a pessimist by nature.
    Referring to PP made me think of something absurd-what if celebrities had to make Power Point presentations of their greatest moments?..regardless of the content, Death by Power Point would be inevitable for all but the most tech savvy of stars (sorry, am grinding through a PP presentation now.)
    Envision Alicia’s thoughts as PP slides with one of those annoying formats, some baby pics and clip art..hee-hee-hee…

  24. Camille says:

    @chickieboo: You said it sister.

    Waaaay OTT there Alicia. Stupid bitch.

  25. sandy says:

    i love this post, very well written and i feel the same, Alicia is a home wrecker, now we will all have to suffer through it like Leeann rimes, just shut up and move on, spare us the details, you will be less embarrassed when he dumps you for someone else, you are not special.

  26. Confuzzle says:

    I am embarrassed to admit I liked her first album. Sanctimonius bint.

  27. Isa says:

    I described my daughter as delicious too.

    Okay, y’all are gonna laugh at me. But she was laying there watching her wiggle and coo and do whatever little babies do….and I had the sudden urge to lick her arm to see if she tasted as sweet as she looked.
    I was just delirious with love!

  28. brielle says:

    I thought that her poetry was very eloquent and befitting of an awestruck mom and I also think that Alicia’s private life is no one’s business. The baby is here now and that is really all that matters. Don’t hate congratulate and move on!!

  29. jemshoes says:

    Every woman’s experience is different and I’m happy for Alicia, but from my own I can honestly say that it’s taken me a good 6 months to start ENJOYING my baby boy. :) Motherhood is no bed of roses, that’s for sure, and right after coming home from the hospital, a SONG for me was the last thing that was coming on! :)

  30. Gabriela says:

    Oh Kaiser, stop hating! Just be happy for her.

  31. fatu diawara says:

    Hey ms keys happy holiday and think for the baby in country when a woman is care
    A child in her is hers but when that child come in the worlk is for everybody I have a babygirl to she is five months old she was bord 7_15_2010 that my baby date of birth I love you and I’m a big fan and give your baby a kiss for me love fatu…….