Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz welcome baby boy
October 18th, 2010
11:23 AM ET

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz welcome baby boy

Alicia Keys is singing the praises of being a first-time mom.

The 12-time Grammy winner delivered Egypt Daoud Dean, her son with husband Swizz Beatz, on October 14 in New York City, and recently took to Twitter to gush about her latest project.

"There is no word to properly describe LOVE, to describe BLISS, to express a FEELING like this!!!" 29-year-old Keys tweeted to her followers on October 17. "Thank U 4 your love, support & prayers!"

Beatz, whose real name is Kaseem Dean, was equally enthusiastic about his newborn son, and was all a-Twitter the day after Egypt's arrival. "I'm so thankful for everything I been blessed with in my life wowwwwww!" he tweeted. Baby Egypt is also "welcomed by Beatz's three other children," according to a statement from Keys.

The music power couple announced their baby news and engagement in May and wed in a private ceremony in the Mediterranean in July. "Alicia is definitely one of those great parents-to-be," Beatz, 32, told People at the time. "She's super ready. Super glowing. Super happy."

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  1. SKY

    PEOPLE WHO CHEAT ON MARRAGE MATES, ETC., THEY DO SUFFER.
    WE SEE ONLY THE OUTSIDE, GOD TELLS US THE INSIDE.
    ONE MAN IN THE BIBLE SAID, I BECAME ENVIOUS WHEN I WOULD SEE THE
    PEACE OF THE WICKED PEOPLE. HE SAID THEY ARE NOT PLAGUED THE SAME
    AS OTHER PEOPLE.
    IT IS IN VAIN THAT HE IS LIVING RIGHT...BUT HE WANTED TO KNOW THEIR
    FUTURE, AND HE WENT TO THE HOUSE OF GOD, IT SAYS, "ON SLIPPERY
    GROUND IS WHERE GOD PLACES THEM, AND THEY WILL COME TO RUIN.
    O HOW IN A MOMENT THEY HAVE REACH THEIR END THROUGH SUDDEN
    TERRORS. (psalm 73:3-17)
    PRAY THAT GOD BRING YOU IN CONTACT WITH OTHER WHO REALLY WANT TO PLEASE HIM.
    "YOU LOVED THE OTHER MORE THAN SELF"

    October 31, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. Courage

    I agree with Sky. I once committed adultery because I became confused by the example I saw in the world demonstrated by people like Alicia and her new husband. I fell in love with someone outside my marriage (and, yes, it did "just happen" because I was being mistreated by my husband and that behavior of his created a psychological and emotional vulnerability in me) who was married too. But, regardless of how I felt about the other man, and regardless of how I got there emotionally, I have also been a child of divorce whose father left my mother for another woman. THAT is what stopped me from more fully entering the affair. I remembered the pain from that situation and how the truth has prevented me, my father, and his wife from ever having a healthy relationship. They have never told the truth, apologize, admitted their lies and the hurt they caused. I stopped myself, evaluated the relationship with my husband which was becoming increasingly abusive, and divorced him. I refused to see the man I loved. I did not encourage him to get divorced (I said nothing, and gave no encouragement). He would have had to make that decision on his own without my influence. He never did divorce his wife as far as I know. I never contacted him again but I loved him in my heart and mind for 7 to 10 years after that event. I do feel that we both walked away from a 20 year marriage but, I also simultaneously fear that he would have cheated on me (and he might have felt the same about me). It creates such a distrust in the back of your mind about each other. I think it probably has to do with the lack of respect shown for love, marriage, relationships in general when you think you can do something like that (e.g. just take for oneself). I wouldn't let myself do it. And, I wouldn't allow him to take advantage of my situation any further either.

    I agree with Sky. The Christians are right (and I wish I was a more committed, better Christian). I have since shied away from married, separated, and anyone who overlaps relationships including men who are still living with ex-girlfriends they claim are "just friends". Even though I might have been able to take that man from his wife, I didn't want to. I wanted to be loved, I wanted the relationship to start off on the right foot, I wanted to be married again for life. Now, does that really happen in this world, that relationships happen that perfectly. Probably not very often. Fifty percent of the married couples who invite me over for dinner to get acquainted I find out had affairs with each other and left their spouses (and kids). They seem to all be doing great. That is still confusing to me. Why are they being rewarded? And, I also experienced first hand that there is a reason someone falls into that emotional state in a marriage where they decide to learn to love someone else. The other spouse has a part in that too and, usually, they only see themselves as a victim.

    Marriage is about commitment and the rewards everyone in that commitment receives if they stick to the bargain. My former husband, by mistreating me, did not stick to the bargain. I broke the covenant in response.

    October 30, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. SKY

    MY COMENTS ARE NOT FOR ATHEISTS, I DIRECT ALL MY COMENTS TO CHRISTIANS...
    IF YOU CLAIM TO BE ONE THAN ACT LIKE ONE. OR I WILL CALL YOU OUT.
    THESE PEOPLE IN THE MUSIC WORLD FORINICATE LIKE A SPORT, TAKE DRUGS,
    ADULTERY IS COMMON, LYING, AND THEN AT THE AWARDS THEY HAVE THE
    NERVE TO STAND UP AND SAY. " I WANT TO THANK GOD, HE MAKE IT ALL POSSIBLE."
    THIS IS A LIE. ALICIA KEYS SAID I AM BLESSED. MY QUESTION IS BY WHO?

    October 30, 2010 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. SKY

    FACT; ALICIA KEYS AND DEAN COMMITED ADULTERY. WILL SHE BE HAPPY?
    NO. PEOPLE WHO DO THINGS LIKE THIS DO SUFFER. THERE ARE KIDS INVOLVED.
    ALICIA MAY HAVE THE MAN AND A NEW BABY, BUT DEAN ALSO HAS A CHILD
    HERE IS WHERE THE PROBLEMS START: THE EX-WIFE AND CHILD WILL BE A
    18 YEAR PROJECT. AND DEAN HAS TO DEAL WITH IT...GUILT, AND SHAME.
    THE BIBLE SAYS, GOD IS LOVE, AND TO ONE ONE AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF.
    AND MOST OF ALL TO JUST TELL THE TRUTH...WHAT THEY DID WAS WRONG.

    October 24, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kelly

    @sky if you are going to quote the bible her2, then the commandments also say thou shall not bare false witness, which is what each and every one of you are doing when you accuse her of breaking up this home, so each one of you is just as guilty as she is, a sin is a sin none bigger than the other.all of you need to take a good look at Matthew 7:1-5, and get a life.

    October 24, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. SKY

    DEAN AND ALICIA-"ABOUT DEFRAUDING, THEY SPEAK IN A
    ELEVATED STYLE". ALICIA CAN SING, BUT THIS IS NO EXCUSE TO PUT GOD IN SOMETHING
    THAT IS UNGODLY..MARRAGE IS SACRED. CHRISTIANS YOUR HOLY BIBLE SAYS
    'LET MARRAGE BE HONORABLE" FOR GOD JUDGES ADULTERERS".

    October 21, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. Hello

    SKY-I am beginning to think you were the one broken. Talk about hold a grudge. Get a life and move on.

    October 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. SKY

    IF WE JUST KEEP GOD OUT OF THIS, IT ALL ABOUT A WOMEN AND MAN WHO WERE THINKING
    ONLY ABOUT THEMSELVES...THEIR HAPPINESS AT THE HEARTACHE OF SOMEONE ELSE.
    THEY WILL NEVER LIVE DOWN WHAT THEY DID...WHEN EVER YOU THINK OF THEM BOTH
    IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND YOU SEE A WOMEN CRYING..WHY BECAUSE TWO PEOPLE
    THINKING THE GRASS IS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE. THERE IS A THINK CALLED
    SELF-RESPECT ....THEY LOST IT. AND WHAT A PRICE TO PAY...

    October 19, 2010 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. Frank

    Congratulations to the happy couple! Such talent! That's a great name for the baby, too.

    October 19, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  10. JoePub

    Congrats to Alicia Keys and Swiss Cheese!

    October 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mrs Sonia Mejias & family

    congratulations to you guys on the birth of your son Egypt by the way great name
    I can't tell you how I love bein a mom there's is nothing in this world I would much rather be doing
    than being a mom it is a kind of love that can't be measured a love be on compared even though my baby girl Chelsea is 15 now she will forever be our baby girl Myself my husband Jimmy and daughter Chelsea wish you continued success and may God bless you and your family peace

    October 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mel

    Congrats ms. keys and swiss beats!!! By the way, for all those haters who commented on this article, are the ones thats making alicia keys and swiss more famous so yall can keep hating cause its making yall look really bad!! seriously!!

    October 18, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lovelyn

    All the best alicia, u seem a nice person. Pls bring up your son in the ways of GOD, that he will not depart from when he's grown. Much love from nigeria.

    October 18, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. blank

    Some people shouldn't name kids that's the stupiest name I have ever herd they are both equally dumb

    October 18, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      Oh yes! And you are surely more intelligent than both of them! Especially since you can spell and use proper grammer so well!

      October 18, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. fitzzy

    mybe she will teach him how to be a good black panther leader.

    October 18, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  16. hannah01

    Geez, the names that parents give these poor kids who have to go through their whole lifetime with it. Not that this kid is ever going to have to worry about getting a job to support himself. BTW, Power Couple? I never heard of him...

    October 18, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Joe

    Egypt??!! Were Nigeria and Somalia unavailable for names??!!

    October 18, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Tina

    WOW, U PEOPLE WHO HATE DONT HAVE ANYTHING GOOD TO SAY. ITS SAD TO KNW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO JUST DNT RELIZE THERE WAS A BEAUTIFUL LIFE CREATED AN THATS THE POINT OF THE STORIE.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  19. jani

    May god bless u forever.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  20. MadCityBabe

    oh gush, I've never been so happy, so blessed, so euphoric to simply VOMIT!

    October 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Seriously!

    @ lonsom: Education is what you should be searching for. Your lame attempt at insulting people who would never have anything to do with you is just that – lame. Please ask for a dictionary (not a dikshunaree) for Christmas.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  22. charmer

    Man, that guy is fug-lee! That dude is more like swiizz cheez to me. Alicia must be blind. But if he can get her, more props to him.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Perfect "NOT"

    Congrats on your new baby boy! You have now started a new journey and a new life. Things are no longer how you have known it, you will see things differently now that you are a mother. You will be over protected over you child, you will love stronger then you have ever
    loved before, you will hug, love, lol and smile more than ever. All babies are a blessing from GOD! I have no doubt that you will be a wonderful Mother. I know that baby will have everything he can imagine. But, remember the most important things he "Egypt" will need is his mothers love.
    Don't worry what other people have to say. We are not perfect and we all make mistakes. "Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones". I wish you and your new family love and nothing but the best. GOD BLESS! BTW.. Im a huge fan love all your music. Especially song "SUPERWOMEN"

    October 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  24. lonsom

    I help your happy you went in a health home and didstrode it you guys should be together for ever more . all my love gos to his EX WIFE . AND KIDS

    October 18, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • teejay

      all of you saying she's a homewrecker, etc. none of us know what really happened. I do NOT condone cheating or even dating someone who is only separated, but you're hearing one side of the story. You don't know what his wife may have done!

      October 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  25. lonsom

    he looks like his daddy . !!

    October 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Missy

    ...To child please...some ppl lik u love to hate but i wish the best for swizz and alicia the best for u all and your new son!!!

    October 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Child, Please!

    You reap what you sow (cheating with another woman's husband.) ** Remember: if they cheat WITH you, they'll cheat ON you.... **

    October 18, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • jennifer

      couldn't agree more...

      October 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • missy

      Things happen its life

      October 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • jAZZ

      Things dont just Happen.

      October 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      That's right. She could have done so much better. I don't know why celebrities still do things like this. The marriage will never last, and the child will be the one who has to deal with it. So disappointed in Alicia.

      October 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • ki

      And as any American would do..taint the good by focusing solely on the bad. I'm sure we're all sinners. Get over yourselves. Just because no one 'shouts out' your faults doesn't make you a saint. None of our leaders in history have been one, so condemning a singer for his or her faults based on our own beliefs is redundant. Focus on yourselves and your own family and maybe you'll be happy enough for your own being to shine so that others model after the good in you, instead of the faults of man in others. I'm so tired of people using religion as their personal soap box when they are too scared to form a sound educated opinion for themselves. Leave their family alone and stop being weak. And now... No matter what my personal feelings are about others and their personal affairs I will be an Adult and say, Congratulations to Alicia Keys and Dean. I hope they will learn from any mistakes in life, so that they raise a wonderful family and teach valuable positive lessons to those they will come in contact with, and those they've hurt. If not, then as they say, it is what it is. We're all sinners, we just have to keep trying and stop blaming others for our own skeletons.

      October 30, 2010 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  28. Avi Mbusiswa

    Congratulations to Ms Keys!
    Her beauty, talent and kind-heartedness will surely be inherited by your son.

    October 18, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |

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