Pregnant singer M.I.A. began having contractions just as the Grammy Awards started broadcasting on Sunday, according to the show’s boss.
The star was scheduled to welcome her first child on the same day as the show, but despite feeling the onset of labor pains, she managed to give a show-stopping performance with rappers Jay-Z, T.I., Lil Wayne and Kanye West.
TV executive Jack Sussman tells EW.com, “She went into contractions when the show went on the air — and she was not supposed to go on until Act 8 (as the eighth act)! I asked her to just hang on until 10 p.m. ET. The kid’s a gamer.”