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UPDATE-M.I.A. slams icky baby name reports

March 6, 2009

Unlike many celebrities, British rapper M.I.A. sees no need to reveal whatmia her baby’s name is.

Responding to Internet reports on Friday that she had named her son Ickitt, M.I.A. took to her MySpace blog to set the record straight. “My baby is not called Ickitt, Pickit or Lickit, thank you very much to all the Hollywood press,” she wrote. “He’s a baby, he don’t need press!”

The magazine Latina reported on its Web site on Friday that M.I.A. had named her baby Ickitt, and the false news quickly spread. But M.I.A. said on her blog that she has not released the baby’s name because she did not think it was news. 

M.I.A., whose own given name is Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, gave birth on Feb. 11, three days after she performed at the Grammy Awards.

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