Alicia Keys Gave Birth to Son

Alicia Keys

On Saturday, December 27, R&B singer Alicia Keys gave birth to her second baby, a son. She and her husband, Swizz Beatz, are now the proud parents of two children together. The baby, Genesis Ali Dean, is the fifth one for Swizz Beatz, as he has three children from previous relationships. The other child that the Girl on Fire singer and producer-rapper Swizz Beatz have together is Egypt Daoud, 4.

Four years after the birth of her first child, Alicia Keys, 33, welcomed her second baby with husband Swizz Beatz, 36, Genesis Ali Dean, into the world. Her son weighed 6 lbs. and 5 oz. and was born at 1:52 a.m.

Along with a photo Alicia Keys posted on her Instagram account of her son’s footprints, she added a caption expressing her joy and gratitude that she had just given birth to a boy. She and her husband posted the same photo and news simultaneously.

Though her baby was not born on Christmas Day, December 25, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz received the greatest gift of all on December 27, with the new addition to their growing family, a baby son. They used the hashtag #blessings to honor the birth of a baby brother for their first son, Egypt.

Egypt just might have been the most excited member of the family at the birth of Genesis. As Alicia Keys told People in an interview, Egypt was “super excited,” and was “always kissing my belly.”

It was just back in July, 2014, when Alicia Keys and Beatz, who is also a fashion designer, announced that Keys was pregnant. Beatz is the father of two sons, Kasseem and Prince Nasir, and one daughter, Nicole, from previous relationships.

Throughout her pregnancy, Alicia Keys was very open about sharing the news of her pregnancy with her fans. She showed off her growing baby bump on the red carpet at the Grammy awards show, and onstage, at concerts like the iHeart Music Festival. The Fallin’ singer even posed nude in support of the “We Are Here” movement, a project of the Alicia Keys Family Foundation, designed, as Keys wrote on Instagram, “to create a kinder and more peaceful world.” Among other causes, the “we Are Here” movement supports the LGBT community including the “All Out,” organization, fighting inequality and injustice globally.

There is even a photo that was taken of “Uncle Bono,” the lead singer of the rock group, U2, kissing Alicia Keys’ belly just a few days before she gave birth to Genesis. She was wearing a close-fitting silver dress when the photo was taken. Keys captioned the photo “Baby love from Uncle B,” and also wrote that the new baby might “be our Christmas gift…we’ll let u know.”

With the birth of her second baby, Genesis Ali Dean, Alicia Keys has really proven she is a “mama on fire.” While Genesis Ali Dean did not come before or on Christmas, as Keys and her husband, Swizz Beatz, thought he might, their baby son is certainly a great gift in the lives of the happy couple.

Written By Douglas Cobb

Washington Post
People Magazine
E! Online
Photo by Joselyn Anfossi Mardones – Flickr License

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