Shortly after Beyoncé announced her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards last August, rumors of her using a fake baby bump and a surrogate ran rampant. Like most rumors involving the global superstar, the accusations have not died down, even after the birth of Blue Ivy Carter in January.
“That was crazy. It wasn’t hurtful, it was just crazy,” People’s “Most Beautiful Woman” told the magazine in an interview, saying: “Where did they come up with this?”
More fuel was added to the faux-bump rumors after video of her interview with the Australian talk show Sunday Night HD hit the web, where her stomach appeared to deflate as she sat down to speak with the host.
“Stupid, ridiculous and false,” her publicist said in a statement last October. “It was a fabric that folded – does fabric not fold? Oh my gosh, so stupid,” she said.
While the allegations didn’t seem to bother Beyoncé, her mom Tina Knowles took it personally.
“I thought it was very unfair and very cruel that someone would think that someone would be that diabolical to keep up a charade like that for nine months,” said the House of Dereon designer. “As a mother it was painful for me to hear the crazy rumors. And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous.”
Even with Beyoncé finally speaking out about the fake bump and surrogate rumors, the conspiracy theorists won’t rest until they’re giving video proof that Blue Ivy resided in the Holy Uterus and can examine the afterbirth. Meanwhile, B is gearing up for her three-night stint at Revel, Atlantic City’s newest resort, during Memorial Day weekend.
Earlier this week, Beyoncé was named this year’s ‘World’s Most Woman’ by People magazine. With the issue now available on newsstands, here’s your chance to see Queen B’s full spread. As always, the “Love On Top” singer keeps things sexy but also classy. Peep the pics below.
“Strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business…” – Beyoncé
If you thought motherhood would slow Beyoncé down, think again. The international superstar has two albums in the works for 2012, according to singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder.
Behold. Beyoncé and Jay-Z have revealed the first photos of their daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Beautiful would be an understatement. Get your first glimpse of arguably the most talked about baby in entertainment history below.
After sizzling in red on Monday night, Beyoncé made her second postnatal appearance all about Blue. The “Love on Top” singer stepped out again to support hubby Jay-Z at his second sold-out Carnegie Hall show in New York City on Tuesday night. Flaunting enough curves to cause a crash, Queen B was spotted in a parking garage wearing a Monique Lhuillier dress with Gucci heels, a Chanel purse, and blue nails and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry in honor of her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, who just turned one month old yesterday (Feb. 7).
A dapper Hov painted Carnegie Hall blue last night in honor of his daughter Blue Ivy. Backed by a 36-piece orchestra, Jay-Z performed “Glory” for the first time during his concert at the famed venue. Last night was the first of two sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall with proceeds going to the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter ScholarshipFoundation.
“She’s absolutely beautiful!” Kelly Rowland told E! News about Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s new bundle of joy. “And I say that with such a huge grin! I’m so excited.” But, what was Kelly’s reaction to seeing the heir to Knowles-Carter fortune for the first time? “We all just stared at her,” she said. “I just stared at her. She is so beautiful.”
Jay-Z made his first public appearance since the birth of his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, last night in New York City. The proud father celebrated the grand reopening of his 40/40 with a host of celebrities, including Spike Lee, Wale, Ashanti, Kevin Liles, Angie Martinez, Questlove, Steve Stoute, Rico Love, Russell Simmons, Irv Gotti, and billionaire Warren Buffett.