Beyoncé Refutes Staging Her Pregnancy
Internet rumours have been compounded by footage from the singer’s recent appearance on Australian television show Sunday Night, on which she revealed her baby was due in February 2012.
As the singer sits down on a chair, her bump appears to collapse inward, reports gossip site TMZ (see picture, below right). Doubters of Beyonce’s pregnancy have used this to prove that the singer is wearing a prosthetic bump and is getting another woman to give birth to her child for her. The fresh claims come after Beyonce was accused of wearing a prosthetic bump during her appearance at the MTV VMAs this summer. Mediatakeout.com accused the star of 'faking' the size of her baby bump and quoted a 'top media insider' who said: "She wanted the announcement to be dramatic, so she made sure she had a baby bump.”
Beyonce revealed her pregnancy during the MTV VMAs, by posing on the red carpet and cupping her baby bump. Sales of Beyonce's fourth studio album '4' rose sharply since it was made public that the singer is expecting her first child
When B took Katie Couric and the ’20/20′ cameras back to Roseland Ballroom, where she filmed her DVD, she revealed that she not only is the start of the show — she’s also the producer and director. (She gave us a sneak peek at her skills in the behind-the-scenes video for ‘Party‘ with J. Cole.)
“I learned how to edit for the last DVD — Final Cut Pro — and I make all my selects, and I sit in the same chair,” Beyonce said. “So I mean, I am an editor as well. I have great editors, thank God, but it is a lot of work, especially when I’m trying to tell so many stories from so many different areas and moments of my life.” Beyonce later gave Couric a tour of her production company, the Parkwood Group’s, edit room, and detailed what went into her concert film. “It’s like a puzzle,” Bey said, “And it’s like a baby. You have this idea in your head and you have to work so hard, and it’s very painful,” she laughed, “but at the end you have this thing that lives forever.”
Don’t think B’s editing is solely to make herself look good! She included clips of herself as a tween in the group Girls Time, featuring scenes of rehearsing for (and later losing on) ‘Star Search.’ “Oh God,” Bey laughs. “I just cringe when I see those old clips, but they’re so endearing, so charming — I just had to put those in, as embarrassing as they are.”
Beyonce also revealed why she announced her pregnancy at the VMAs — aside from the obvious reason of everyone watching! “News that’s that big,” Beyonce said, “it’s hard to hide and keep to yourself. I felt so liberated, and I felt like I can breathe and be happy. It was a beautiful feeling. I went straight off the stage and just cried. I hugged my mom, I hugged Jay, and I just cried.”
After clearing up the rumors of her cravings, Beyonce addressed the frenzy surrounding her bump — is it fake? How far along is she really? And in her typical classy fashion, Bey shrugged it off. “There are certain things that are so far that it’s like … it doesn’t even upset you,” she said. “My mother is like, ‘Nobody’s talking about my grandbaby! My grandbaby’s not even here yet!’ I’m like, ‘Calm down, Mom! It’s okay, it’s really silly,’” Queen B laughed.”So my mom is really protective, and so is my sister. But I’m cool. It’s so ridiculous and over the top.”
Couric had to ask about hubby Jay-Z’s feelings about being a dad. So is he excited? “You can only imagine,” Beyonce beamed. “And then multiply that. It’s like the time can’t come fast enough. I want to hold the baby!”
Beyonce remains typically mum about the gender and due date of the baby. When Couric pressed to find out if Queen B was having a prince or a princess — even throwing poor pal Kelly Rowland under the bus for slipping — Beyonce gave a cartoonish look and simply said, “Hmmmm?”
One thing Beyonce was happy to mention? How excited she is to be a mom. “The best thing is knowing that my favorite person in the world — I haven’t met them yet. And hopefully I’m going to pass on things that generations of my family have passed on to me.”
E! News reported that sources told the network that Ivy Blue is the name Jay-Z has been telling his close friends. However, reports are now stating that the baby girl's name is Blue Ivy and not Ivy Blue. The network also reported that Blue Ivy Carter was born via scheduled C-Section at Lennox Hill Hospital. "Welcome to the world, Blue," Beyonce and Jay-Z's close friend Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted Sunday. "We love you already."
Us Weekly also noted that the actress also clarified the name of Beyonce's daughter for a "confused" fan who asked what exactly the baby's name was. "It's Blue Ivy!'
The New York Daily News reported that the couple rented out the entire fourth floor of the Upper East Side hospital for about $1.3 million.
No pictures of Blue Ivy Carter have been released as yet and reports prior the star's delivery were that the couple wouldn't be selling their child's photos to the celebrity magazines.
Now that the baby has been born fans are wondering if they will be seeing pictures of Beyonce and Jay-Z's first child any time soon. However, the Huffington Post reported that the private couple won't show their baby on the cover of a celebrity weekly.
"They are one of the most private couples," a magazine editor told the Huffington Post, adding that several offers were made to Beyonce's team for exclusive pictures of the mother and baby but there has been no response.
An industry insider, told the Huffington Post that the couple's net worth of more than $700 million, indicating Beyonce and Jay-Z aren't strapped for cash.
"If Beyonce and Jay-Z do decide to share their child with the world, they will probably go the same route as Tom Cruise and Katie [Holmes]," Huffington Post reported being told by the editor. "Instead of selling the images to a weekly publication, they would give them away for nothing to lock in a cover of a monthly like Vanity Fair. But knowing this couple, it is unlikely we will ever see a staged picture of the child."
"We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives. The Carter Family," a handwritten note read. The note was then photographed and included with other shots of Beyonce and Jay-Z holding Blue Ivy.
In the photos, Blue Ivy can be seen wrapped in a polka-dotted blanket and also surrounded by striped blankets. Look for yourself, but you can definitely see similar facial features between her mom and dad... along with a full head of hair!
The photos were released on Jay-Z's blog Life and Times. Immediately after the photos were published, the site was down for a brief period of time.
What do you think of the photos of the baby? Are you surprised they didn't sell them to a magazine for money? Leave your comments and well wishes for little Blue below.