Many first time mothers become so overwhelmed after having their first child that they are often turned off to the idea of having more, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with Girl On Fire singer Alicia Keys. In a recent interview with Power 106 FM’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood, the 31-year-old singer and songwriter surprised many when she was asked if she considered having more children in the future. Here’s what she had to say:
“Actually I am. I would definitely like to have another baby. At least another one and then we’ll see from there. But not now because I gotta go on tour, this album just came out. I’m excited about it. I need everybody to hear it.”
If you recall, Alicia gave birth to her first child, Egypt Daoud Dean, whom she shares with mega producer and husband Swizz Beatz back in October of 2010 at St.-Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York. That would make her little man a little over two years old now. Another year or so and we definitely think little Egypt could be ready to be a big brother.
Motherhood seems to be working well for Alicia, and according to a statement made by Swizzy to US Weekly, the first pregnancy was nothing but “smooth sailing”.
Since Egypt’s birth, Alicia has been nothing short of expressive about how much she loves being a mother and how it has changed her life. She even credited her sleek new haircut to little Egypt.
“I’ve heard from a lot of new mothers that they cut their hair too. I thought I was kind of special and brave, but apparently it’s a new mother thing. I had been talking about cutting my hair for awhile and figuring out in which way it would feel right. I put out a song called ‘New Day’ that’s also on my album and I was just like, ‘You know what, it’s a new day, and I’m cutting this off.’ So I did it!”
Not even a year later, Alicia is ready to make another drastic hair change, perhaps as she preps for motherhood the second go-round. When asked in a recent interview if she’d ever shave her head, she said:
“I’m thinking about something like that. I’m telling you. I’m going there. I’m doing it.”
We’re happy motherhood has been so good — and stylistically freeing– to Alicia. She already has a mini Swizz, maybe she’ll get a mini Alicia next go round.
Check out the clip of her interview on the next page. Can you see Alicia rocking a shaved head with a baby bump?