M.I.A has been added to the lofty list of artists who will be performing at the Grammy Awards this Sunday, even though the ceremony falls on the Sri Lankan rapper's due date. Billboard anncounced yesterday that the nine-month-pregnant Maya Arulpragasam will be performing at L.A.'s Staples Center on February 8, alongside artists like U2, Radiohead, Justin Timberlake, and... Neil Diamond.
M.I.A. doesn't seemed too worried about going into labor on stage though, saying on her MySpace blog, "Baby + Grammy... is due on the same day!!!!, so either way I figured ill win." Maybe if she's lucky, Lil Wayne will give her some parenting tips backstage.
Rumors have also been flying around about the ever anticipated, Radiohead Grammy performance this weekend, as well. Radiohead is expected to play "House of Cards", off of their highly acclaimed album In Rainbows, but ateaseweb.com has said that the USC Marching Band might be playing alongside the band on "15 Step".
If the rumors are true, we're interested in seeing the dynamic between Thom Yorke's electrifying gyrations on stage alongside the robotic, stiff stature of a pristine college marching band. We'll have to wait till Sunday to see for ourselves, as the rumors have yet to be confirmed, but we're sure between babies and marching bands, it's bound to be an interesting night.