updated 10/13/2008 AT 10:20 AM ET
•originally published 10/13/2008 AT 11:30 AM ET
British artist M.I.A. finally put rumors to rest when she confirmed on Saturday that she is pregnant with her first child.
“I’m creating a baby,” the singer, 31, told Pitchfork Media. The news came on top of the success of her single “Paper Planes.”
“When I found out I was pregnant and ‘Paper Planes’ was in the iTunes top 10, it seemed like the whole world was reshuffled in one week, and all my plans went out the window,” the artist said. “I’ve got two kids, that’s what it feels like. And that’s the lesson – you can’t make plans.”
She and fiancé Ben Brewer, lead singer and guitarist of The Exit, did not reveal when the baby is due or the gender, but they made sure their fans knew they are serious about having a child. “I got engaged first, then I got pregnant, kids,” M.I.A. said.
The singer, who capped her tour with a performance at the Diesel XXX party in Brooklyn, also told Pitchfork she’s recording some tracks for her new album, a follow up to 2008’s Kala.
But before she gets started on any new projects, she has to go on a different kind of tour.
“I have to do the rounds – go see my family and show them the belly.”