M.I.A. & Ikhyd Take Off

M.I.A. & Ikhyd Take Off

Singer M.I.A. was spotted arriving at the Barbados’ International Airport with her 3-year-old son Ikhyd in tow this week (February 10). This is our first glimpse of the ‘Paper Planes’ singer’s son since last summer.

The pair were also joined by Ikhyd’s dad Benjamin Brewer. It was reported earlier this month that the couple recently split and M.I.A. has relocated to London while her ex and son remain in California. She “sometimes goes six weeks without seeing” her preschooler, according to an insider.

Meanwhile, the fallout from M.I.A.’s middle finger stunt at this year’s Superbowl halftime show continues. Nicki Minaj, who also performed in the show that Madonna headlined, said the headline-stealing gesture was “disappointing,” adding, “I love M.I.A. and I don’t want to say anything that is the wrong thing, but me personally, I couldn’t see myself doing it, just for the respect for Madonna. I wouldn’t want any backlash to come back on Madonna.”

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Photo credit: Splash News

  • Anonymous

    What is an Ikhyd? What a terrible name. How do people think of something so ridiculous as that? Don’t these people realize this child has to grow up with this stupid name.

    • Anonymous

      Why shouldn’t she name her child something from their origin? Should his name be Peter or Sam to make you happy? Lol get real.

    • VeronicaRamos

      Who cares? Seriously. It’s HER child. Plus, have you thought of the possibility of “Ikhyd” having an important meaning? (like being an arabic name, for example). No? Ahh, right.

    • Anonymous

      Thats pretty ignorant of you. She is from Sri Lanka. *gasp* they don’t use the same names that North Americans or Europeans use.

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHA!!! I hope this picture shuts up all of you awful women that were so quick to judge her and call her a terrible mother, all because some “source” claimed she left her child to work and lived in a different country etc… a bunch of bored loathsome mean girls!

    • anonymous

      I think its a little interesting that we see this photo of her and her son together just days after the reports that she hasn’t seen him in 2 months. More than likely she is just trying to prove that she isn’t a bad mom by traipsing off for some long getaway with him. Its probably convenient for her now.

      • Anonymous

        As if she’s gonna stage a photo op to disprove crap on gossip sites. It’s more like, the paps are more interested in her now because she’s been in the media more lately.

        • Anonymous9

          Aren’t you familiar with how P.R. works? Thats exactly why she would stage a photo op…because she has been in the media more lately.

  • Leslie

    I thought the dad’s name was Benjamin Bronfman?

    • Janna

      He uses both names.

  • Getoveryourself

    Ikhyd is an alternative way of spelling Aqeed, an arabic name meaning “strong connection.”

  • Getoveryourself

    Ikhyd is an alternative way of spelling Aqeed, an arabic name meaning “strong connection.