Mickey Guyton revealed the gender of her baby, who is due in February of 2021. She told us, “I’m having a boy,” adding that her husband is “over the moon” about the new baby.
Mickey also talked to People magazine about the baby, saying about when she first learned she was expecting, “I was just a complete deer in the headlights and completely shocked and terrified and scared. In my mind, as a woman in the music industry, you think, ‘Oh, I can’t be pregnant and have a career. I can’t be a mom and have a career.’ I thought those things. I had to just completely do some deprogramming in my mind and realize that we all deserve happiness and we all deserve a family.”
She says, “I just want this baby to just have its own life and have its own choices and I will accept this baby for who or whatever it chooses to be. I just want to support it in every way that I can.”
Guyton learned of her pregnancy days after she released “Black Like Me” in response to the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of the police. She told People, “I’ve seen racial injustice happen to my husband. I’ve had a ‘Karen’ falsely make claims against him and say some of the most heinous things, like the N-word. I’m growing this Black child in my belly that is going to have to face this. I pray for him.”