Jay-Z denies Beyonce’s pregnancy, says ‘The news is worse than blogs’

Here are some new photos that Beyonce just added to her Tumblr. She’s reorganized her Tumblr so you can now see photos and videos from her Mrs. Carter Tour too. Some of the pics that she’s put in the “My Life” area are from her trip to Cuba with Jay-Z last month, the same trip that caused all of that controversy. I like the photos of Beyonce and Jay-Z posing together, just because we rarely get to see those coupled-up, tourist-y photos.

As for Beyonce and her Bump of Secrets, yesterday we discussed whether or not Beyonce was trying to shut down speculation about her womb in the wake of two major media outlets (E! News and Page Six) claiming that she is definitely maybe pregnant. Now comes word that Jay-Z is trying to shut it down:

Babyoncé confusion reigns! On Friday, E! News reported that Beyoncé and Jay-Z were expecting their second child citing multiple trustworthy sources. The report appeared to confirm rumors that had been building in the less-confirmation-dependent zone of the Internet ever since Queen B wore a dress cinched high above her waist at a New York gala earlier this month. The speculation accelerated when Mrs. Knowles-Carter canceled a May 14 show in Belgium citing dehydration and exhaustion.

The only problem: According to Hot 97, Jay-Z has denied reports that he and Beyoncé are expecting a second child. The New York radio station reported this morning that Jay, responding to a congratulatory e-mail, wrote back: “It’s not true. The news is worse than blogs.” Blue Ivy’s sibling might not be on the way just yet, after all.

Still due to be born soon, though, as far as we know, is Beyoncé’s forthcoming album. She has performed new song “Grown Woman” live and offered peek after peek. But her reps have gone to bizarre lengths to control photographs of the singer, a situation that prompted Garbage’s Shirley Manson to launch some on-the-money criticisms.

Look, Beyoncé has only tweeted four times and she has more than 8 million followers — almost as many as MTV, CNN, and The New York Times. She and Jay-Z are entitled to their privacy, of course. But they’re bigger than “the news,” and it’s disingenuous for them to pretend otherwise.

[From Spin]

I agree with Spin. And here’s what I don’t understand about Beyonce’s locked-down, compulsive, 24-hour-archivist shenanigans – why not just issue a straight denial? It wouldn’t even have to come from Beyonce’s mouth, although Spin is right, Beyonce could just tweet three simple words: “I’m not pregnant.” But why not get her rep to issue a specific denial to People Magazine? That’s what I don’t understand. Beyonce lost her ability to claim “privacy” for these questions a while back, when she gave interview after interview about her pregnancy and what childbirth was like and all of that.

Photos courtesy of Beyonce’s Tumblr.

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  1. lisa says:

    but is the surrogate pregnant?

  2. Chrissy says:

    She isn’t even officially pregnant and I’m already sick of all this baby talk.

    Side-note, cuba photos look great!

  3. aims says:

    it’s ridiculous to scream privacy when you are constantly posting pictures and hyping a documentary, to give fans a look about your life.

  4. Micki says:

    I’d love to comment but I’m SO busy getting a life….

  5. Yelly says:

    She looks like Medusa with those braids.

  6. Mar says:

    It’s amazing how disliked she has become. All of her PR moves have backfired. I’m over her

    • Anna says:

      What amazes me is that apparently their (Bey&J) egos are so huge, nobody on their team even dares to tell them how they have been damaging the brand lately.

      She has lost all my love when her security team wouldnt allow any other patients to receive visitors at the hospital wing where she was delivering. I am pretty sure the Queen of England isnt as much of a narcissist or a diva.

      • Ag says:

        If I recall correctly (and this has stuck in my mind because it was so awful), even the patients weren’t at times allowed to get to their babies in the nursery because of Beyonce’s security team.

      • Anna says:

        @Ag –

        I think you might be right. I was living 3 blocks away at that time, and the whole neighborhood was enraged.

      • epiphany says:

        Which is why so many suspect it was the surrogate giving birth, not Beyoncé. Why have that much security and secrecy because a some singer is having a baby? And you’re right, when the Queen was in the hospital a few months ago with the flu, she had a private room with security, but hospital staff and families went about their business as usual.

      • J7 says:

        Me too.

        I bought something at H&M the other day and they tried to give me a bag with Beyonce on it. I said “dont your have the any of the H&M bags??? She said no, so I shoved the top in my purse without a bag. I refused to carry a bag with her face on it.

        Just like when I found out Rachel Roy ( my wardrobe is filled with her mostly all of her lines) was hanging out with the Kartrashians, I stop buying her clothes.

        I have my principals.

      • Liv says:

        Do you all think this PR-disaster has to do with Beyonce firing her father as manager?

        He was strict and adamant, but he kept her ego and craziness under wraps.

  7. Talie says:

    Holy crap at the cars in Cuba! It’s like a time warp!

  8. Dawn says:

    They are so right…everyone needs to get a life and ignore them…in every single way.

  9. Charlotte says:

    What was Shirley Manson’s shade??

  10. Miffy says:

    Even if she does turn out to be pregnant (or the surrogate) I’m over it already. Best of luck to her on whatever but this is already obnoxious and boring. She really isn’t interesting enough to tease this rumour along (to me at least).

    I was going to suggest that it’s good publicity but I don’t see how her ‘low life’ comment (or just not nipping this crap in the bud) is going to sell albums or tickets. Don’t get it really.

    The Cuba pictures are cute though.

  11. Alexandria says:

    Queen Bey’s reign is coming to an end; hopefully.

  12. anneesezz says:

    It is kind of annoying that these two can visit Cuba, but my daughter, who is half Cuban, can’t. What makes them so special? Maybe they should have kept their visit private.

  13. DanaG says:

    the fact that Bey had her little rant and now a day or two later Jay Z adds his 2 cents worth which of course gives it even more attention shows what hypocrites these two are. Just release a statement saying no baby how hard it that to do? But no they are both playing these stupid games and seem unaware that most people are so over both of them.

    Those braids look stupid who does that to their hair to go on vacation?

    • Ms Joy says:

      @DanaG Many black women wear their hair im braids during vacation. They are easy to manage and protects our hair. If you take a look at my pictures from childhood until now, you will see that almost every
      woman in my family and most of my friends wore braids during vacay. Also, my instagram timeline is filled
      with pics of women with braids for vacay and just as an every day style.
      I think they’re beautiful.

    • Linda says:

      You do realise that braids are very common in many African countries? In my country its almost like the official hairdo. For you to describe her hair as stupid is curious.

    • Emily says:

      I love her hair in braids. I think she looks gorgeous like that. When she wears her hair straight, she seems to lose something. I think the braids give her confidence — or maybe they just feel better on her head, I dunno.

      As for on vacation… huh? Women do all sorts of different things with their hair on vacation depending on where they’re going and what they’re doing and how much they like to mess with their hair generally.

      • VioletCrumble says:

        Very true. We teachers in Australia can always tell when girls and mums (and a couple of boys) have been on holidays, be it to Fiji, Bali or a Pacific cruise….they come back to school with braids. And I must say, the white kids and mums look…well….really stupid. I think braids suit this mediocre singer, though, but I still can’t stand her or her husband.

  14. Happymom says:

    My neck hurts just from looking at all that hair piled on top of her head.

  15. Rikki says:

    She should’ve kept the box braids. Looks so much better that the blonde lacefronts. Why are people on Beyonce’s case about being pregnant? She and Jay Z never publicly respond to gossip.

  16. Reg says:

    They don’t get any good publicity anymore, everything a backlash, there is no repairing of their brand

  17. pwal says:

    Personally, I could care less about whether she’s pregnant or not; however, I can understand her waffling, in terms of confirming it. After all, she did have a miscarriage and she’s likely waiting until she reached a point where the pregnancy will be viable. Plus, she is on tour and who knows how the promoters roll. She could get sued if she doesn’t fulfill her contract.

  18. Dap says:

    Could “the news is worse than blogs” means a miscarriage?

  19. Itsjustblanche. says:

    They’re so boring.

  20. Quinn says:

    Is it too much to ask that these two get lost at sea or something?

    • jeri says:

      She did not reorganize anything. They threw their hissy fits, so now she is posting the pictures from the controversial cuba trip just to stir the pot again. Go back to Cuba B & J.

    • Emily says:

      Why them?

      I’m not a fan of their music, but there’s worse out there. They’re famous for legitimate reasons. The don’t drive drunk. Neither of them has attempted murder. They aren’t druggies.

      Beyone’s picture stuff was totally ridiculous, but I figure at her level of fame and money, you’ve gotta be totally ridiculous on some level to keep going. And she is a legit star with actual talent.

  21. jc126 says:

    While it pains me to defend Beyonce. whom I find irritating and overrated, the contents of a woman’s uterus, ESPECIALLY in (possible) early pregnancy, are no one else’s business. There’s a reason women wait til after the 1st trimester to reveal the news; people should respect that.
    That being said, I still think she faked the first pregnancy and a surrogate carried her daughter. Which there’s nothing wrong with surrogacy, of course.

  22. Ms Joy says:

    I think the public’s obsession with them and every move they make is kind of sick. They are not the best and most charitable celebs ever, but they certainly are not the worst. I neither love nor hate them. I really don’t see what the big problem. She can choose how she wears her hair, where she goes for vacay, and whether she wants to have a baby. Just like any other celeb. She also doesn’t owe us an explanation.

  23. TheOneAndOnly says:

    No, they are worse than the blogs; at least the blogs are interesting – vanity, greed, and narcissism are repulsive. Their recent behavior shows how tone deaf, conceited, and how wrapped up they are in their own little world; What do the Obama’s see in these clowns?

  24. wowsa says:

    I disagree that Beyonce/JayZ or ANY couple lose any claim to be private about *alleged* kid #2 just because they did interviews after kid #1 was born. Just because you do something one time doesn’t mean you have to do it again. It would be like saying that because you had a one-night stand with a guy, you’re then after obligated to f&ck him whenever he wants.

    Let’s not act like Beyonce is a Kardashian selling every part of her personal life to the media and calling the paps when she’s taking a dump. She’s notoriously protective of her private life and controlling of her public image. She likely only went on the first media blitz to quell the uterus speculation then.

    Their lack of experience with handling unexpected bad press shows in the way they’ve bumbled this one. I would say that they should bring on Kris Jenner to damage control, but my money says that she’s E’s “source” for the pregnancy confirmation, perfectly timed to bury the Kangay one.

  25. Sybella says:

    Why has no one said the obvious, Beyonce controls everything about her life, including starting speculation to get everyone talking. This rumor has had everyone talking and mentioning her tour for two weeks. No paid advertising, just gossip and mentions which surey keeps her name and the tour in the press. And nothing like adding a “sick day” to make sure everyone pays close attention when you do return, later the same week. Smart girl.

  26. Nev says:


  27. G says:

    She’s pregnant, the surrogate is pregnant she’ll claim to have twins. I need more coffee blah blah blah…

  28. Emily says:

    I’m starting to wonder if she had a miscarriage. “I’m not pregnant” would be incredibly hard to say under those circumstances, I’d think.

  29. BLOGAHOLIC says:

    She loves nothing more than being talked about. Her nightmare is when it all stops, and it will. 😱

  30. kim says:

    I honestly wouldn’t put it past bey to abort her fetus, claim to be pregnant, strap the pillow on and pretend a child birth.

    That’s how low I think of her

  31. BeesKnees says:

    E! News is being really obnoxious about the Beyonce pregnancy story. I don’t watch E! because it is Kardashian central now, but my friend told me they have been talking about Beyonce being pregnant every night. They never use the words supposed or alleged, they just keep saying she is definitely pregnant. They asked everyone they could at the premiere of the Epic movie about it and are tweeting about it constantly. I don’t even know if Beyonce has anything to do with it, maybe it truly is to deflect the “Kanye is gay” story. I do feel that Beyonce doesn’t owe anyone a confirmation. If there is a baby on the way (with Beyonce or a surrogate carrying) we will find out inevitably!

  32. Jade says:

    Eh. I just realised since celebs like B share their photos on Tumblr and Instagram so publicly, can blogs like this just use them or they still buy/ask for permission from the celebs?

  33. bridget says:

    I feel like I somehow missed the Beyonce/Jay-Z boat. Like one day they became self-appointed icons and I don’t really know why. Beyonce clearly works hard and puts on a fabulous show, but in her music actually that good? Like her Pepsi commercial with her supposed iconic looks – would anyone actually call Bootylicious iconic? Really? The woman has had hit songs, but so many of them are generic pop music. I just don’t get how she made the leap from successful pop singer to SUPERSTAR. And Jay-Z isn’t even the best rapper of his generation.

  34. HH says:

    I would like these braids on Beyonce if I felt she hadn’t swagger-jacked her sister. Solange did the braids AND clothing way before Bey. In regards to pregnancy, on one hand I do understand that this type of story is not news to be “broken” per se; this is news that should be “announced” by the expectant parents when they’re ready. I would be so upset if the press took that away from me and my husband. I do, however, disagree with their approach. Any celebrity that invites fans into their personal lives by having their own blog and posting intimate snaps doesn’t have the right to complain about privacy. When it comes to celebs’ personal pictures and other info, social media is like opening up the floodgates. Once you set up and use those accounts, invasion of privacy comes pouring in. It’s not a spout to turn on and off. When people get a taste, they’ll want more.

  35. Marge says:

    Well, damn, stop drawing attention to yourselves! You both are totally responsible for this invation of your privacy.