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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz visited South Africa recently for the World Cup. While there, they had their unborn child blessed in a traditional Zulu ceremony while visiting the city of Durban. Via Daily Mail:

Wearing tribal beads, Alicia and her baby were given Zulu names while standing under a fig tree known as the ‘healing tree’ by locals who believe it brings good fortune and health. ‘Two female priests who practice a mix of Christianity and tribal custom chose new names for her and the unborn child, as a mark of respect. The names were kept between them, but were chosen to reflect Alicia’s character.

‘Alicia had to do a special dance with drums banging in the background, and was embraced by abused children who she has helped. She was chosen for the ceremony as a thank-you, because she has done a lot to keep children’s lives afloat and for us to afford our support staff.

‘Her partner came too – he held her hand and helped her sit down when she needed rest.’

Alicia is currently five months pregnant however the couple has not revealed if they know the sex of the baby yet. I will admit, I did have a litlte giggle off of Swizz Beatz in these pics I love that they are cultured though..

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