Mickey Guyton Reveals She's Having A Baby Boy
By Blake Taylor
October 14, 2020
Mickey Guyton's first child will be a boy!
The country singer revealed that she and her husband, Grant Savoy are expecting a son in a new interview with People. "This baby is an absolute miracle," she said, going on to discuss her concerns about raising a Black son in America.
"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," Guyton explains. "I'm growing this Black child in my belly that is going to have to face this. I pray for him."
"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," she added. "I just want to support it in every way that I can."
Guyton found out she was pregnant over the summer just days after she released "Black Like Me," which she wrote in response to racial injustice in America, including the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police.
"I was just a complete deer in the headlights and completely shocked and terrified and scared," Guyton recalls of the moment she learned she was pregnant. "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."
Guyton publicly announced her pregnancy in late August, shortly before she performed her song "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?" at the ACM Awards last month, becoming the first Black female artist to perform solo at the show. Both "Black Like Me" and "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?" are included on the Guyton's recently released EP, Bridges. Take a listen to the moving tracks below.
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