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Alicia Keys: My Son Egypt Loves to Laugh


He may be too young to sing and produce music like mom and dad, but Alicia Keys says son Egypt Daoud, 8 months, definitely has their adult sense of humor.

“He loves to laugh,” she tells PEOPLE. “[He laughs] at everything. I’ll say a joke that’s totally a grown person’s joke and he’ll laugh. I’m like, ‘Ha! You get me.’ ”

Egypt isn’t growing up too fast, however. Kid jokes tickle his funny bone just the same.

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“I do silly noises on his cheek and he’ll just crack up,” the singer, who is currently celebrating the 10-year anniversary and re-release of her debut album, Songs in A Minor, says. “A person making a silly face, me tickling him – he laughs at everything.”

Adds Keys, 31: “If he wants to laugh, he’ll egg you on, so that you’ll start to make him laugh. … He has one of those big Gerber baby giggles, and it’s huge and perfect.”

In addition to his perfect giggle, Keys says he’s able to handle her crushing traveling schedule. “He’s a rock star champion flyer. I can take him on a six or seven hour plane or if we take the train from Paris to London, he rolls with it. His temperament is super cool.”