Alicia Keys’ son is ‘excited to be a big brother’

Alicia Keys is expected to give birth to her second child next month and she says her 4-year-old son, Egypt, is very excited to be a big brother.

At Keep A Child Alive’s Annual Black Ball in New York City Thursday night, Keys told People, “He is excited to be a big brother. I think he’s super excited because he’s not going to be the youngest anymore. He’s always kissing my belly.”

Egypt is even preparing for his little brother or sister, Keys told E! News. “He’s already preparing. He has like a little doll where he’s like, ‘Am I supposed to be doing this? Am I supposed to be doing that?’ He’s so ready. It’s a blessing,” she said.
As for whether her son wants a brother or sister Keys says it “switches every day.”

The 33-year-old “We Are Here” singer and co-founder of Keep A Child Alive is expected to give birth on Dec. 31 and she hasn’t let her son slow down her work ethic. In fact she says having children has inspired her to work harder for social justice.

“Being a mother has definitely furthered my passion for Keep a Child Alive and just talking about issues in the world overall,” Keys said.

Keys told E! News “I feel really good” in regards to her pregnancy.

However her husband, Swizz Beatz, would prefer if she got some rest.

“My husband was just saying, he was like, ‘Baby, I really need you to like get some rest,'” because I’m just invigorated. I’m just moved. I started something called the We Are Here movement, which supports Keep a Child Alive and 12 other organizations as well. And it’s really about how I realized we can’t solve the world’s issues in isolation, we have to do it in a holistic view. So I’m just motivated. I can’t help it!” Keys added.

Elizabeth Learned

At Large Senior Editor, Arizona State University alum, coffee addict and television crime drama fan

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