Beyonce & Blue Ivy recline in a hot tub in a new pic: scandalous or not so much?

Another day, another set of Beyonce-approved photos of Beyonce. Beyonce Beyonce Beyonce! Beyonce posted some new photos onto her Tumblr this weekend, and I guess people are freaking out about the photo of Bey and Blue Ivy sitting in a hot tub/whirlpool together. I don’t get why it’s a big deal? I mean, obviously you shouldn’t cook your child in a steaming hot tub, but I think Beyonce is sitting in something like a whirlpool, and while the water is probably warmer than that of a pool, I doubt Blue Ivy is quietly boiling or anything. What surprises me about that photo isn’t the whirlpool, but Beyonce’s turban and sunglasses, like she just wanted us to see “The Diva Reclines”. The other photos are just kind of meh – although I don’t get the “sprawled out on the grass” pic. I kind of hope some ants got in her drawers.

As for the neverending speculation about pillowy pregnancies… whatever. I don’t think she’s pregnant. Beyonce and her people keep telling other people to deny that she’s pregnant too, which is weird way to deny a story (but a great way to get people to keep talking about whether you’re pregnant):

Beyonce pretty much squashed the pregnancy rumors last week when she shared a picture of herself drinking wine with Jay-Z in Berlin, but just in case there was any lingering doubt, the singer’s rep apparently told Gayle King that she is “absolutely” not expecting another baby at this time. King addressed the issue on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, June 5, telling viewers she had gotten a denial directly from “Team Beyonce” one day earlier.

“There have been a lot of rumors about Beyonce expecting,” the CBS co-host began, referring to reports in mid-May that the music superstar was pregnant with her second child. (Speculation started after Blue Ivy’s mom canceled her show in Antwerp, Belgium, due to extreme exhaustion and dehydration.)

“I got a call yesterday from Team Beyonce, you guys, and they’re basically saying, ‘Stop the crazy, she is absolutely positively not pregnant at this time,’” King continued. “It’s a crazy rumor that started that they can’t seem to stop, and so they wanted us to…know she’s not pregnant.”

Right now, anyway. “It’s true that she and Jay-Z absolutely want to have another baby,” King said. “And when the time is right, when they decide the time is right, they will share it.”

Beyonce has yet to comment on the rumors herself, but she’s been giving hints to fans in the form of pictures on her Tumblr. In addition to the wine-drinking snapshot she shared on May 31, there was a telling photo of her dinner menu earlier in May, with “salad nicoise” very visibly featured. (Tuna is a controversial food for pregnant women due to its high level of mercury.)

There’s also the fact that Beyonce has been showing off her super svelte figure and flat tummy — no bump! — in skintight catsuits during her world tour, which features some pretty intense choreography that she might not be able to perform pregnant.

“She wants her body to do the talking,” a source close to the singer told Us Weekly recently of the baby buzz. “She is doing that now by showing she has no belly!”

Jay-Z, too, sent a message about the rumors via Hot 97 program director Ebro Darden. In a May 20 radio show, Darden read an email he had received from the hip hop star that said simply, “It’s not true.”

[From Us Weekly]

Just think, when the bump rumors first began a month ago, Beyonce could have directly denied it to People Magazine and that would have been the end of it. Instead, she posted cryptic photos and had some weird hissy fit on Instagram and she and Jay-Z called friends and had the friends indirectly deny the story over the course of a month. God, did Beyonce really need the ticket sales that much?

Photos courtesy of Beyonce’s Tumblr.

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  1. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Blue doesn’t look like she’s experiencing discomfort so I’m guessing the water isn’t too hot. Not sure what all the fuss is about.

  2. Joanna says:

    cute pic of her and the baby

  3. Eleonor says:

    Beyonce looks so much younger with few little makeup on!

  4. JenD says:

    The hot tub could be another “look, I’m not pregnant” photo since a hot tub is supposed to be a no-no during pregnancy.

  5. GiGi says:

    This is the thing I find the most strange –

    These are all lovely photos – her tumblr is great… but who is this taking all the photos? Some photographer is with them all the damn time – how do you live like that?

    For many celebs, the time away from the camera is a reprieve – for these two, even in their downtime, they’re posing. Is that sustainable?

    • lem says:

      I think it was previously reported that she does have a photog/videographer that follows her around 24-7. all the footage goes into her “archives”

      • GiGi says:

        Yeah – I know about all that – I just don’t understand how/why you’d want to live that way. The best part of my day is when I’m home with just my Mr. & my kids – no one else. I can’t imagine what it would be like to ALWAYS have someone in the room with you… creepy!

      • Liv says:

        How can one be that narcissistic?! No wonder her image is damaged.

      • littlestar says:

        Yeah, she has a photographer/videographer who follows her around 24/7 to document her. Who the F would want to live like that? It sounds exhausting. And not only is it so F’ing narcissistic, it’s also very impersonal and staged and fake (but then again, what isn’t fake about Beyoncé?). Doesn’t she ever want PRIVACY? How can she have privacy with someone following her around constantly? Her child is going to grow up thinking this is normal and will be as big of a narcissist as her mother is.

        Edit: This thing about her “archives”! Does she really think she’s so important that in a hundred years from now, her archives are going to mean something? It’ll be good for psychology students, if anything. A study in narcissism 21st century style!

    • whipmyhair says:

      What confuses me is the pic where she is fixing her dress. Why would you put that photo up? I know girl likes to rock the leotard on stage but it feels creepy to me.

  6. e.non says:

    damn, this woman is so desperate to stay in the public eye.

    • mabooski says:

      ^ how?
      i think its so funny when people make tatements like this, like how does she need the attention, she is BEYONCE.


      ‘God, did Beyonce really need the ticket sales that much?’

      NO, boo, she announce a world tour with NO new music and SOLD OUT. I’m guesing when it comes to Queen B the interest is still coming from the public side.

    • Dhavynia says:

      Famewhoring at its best. No wonder KK loves to hang around with her eveb though Beyonce thinks shes better, the only difference to me is that KK has a sex tape.

      And if shes selling out concerts is because there are a lot of people who think good music and repetitive lyrics like “put a ring on it’ or whatever are ground breaking.

      20 yrs from now she will still be wearing and shaking her weave and wear spanxed out outfits and look like the black version of Madonna

      Shes becoming like those ladies that are constantly shoving pictures of their kids in your face because they think their kids are the cutest and smartest than the rest but the only thing thats different from most of the babies her age is that she has parents who love money and want the rest of the peasants to know it

      • mabooski says:

        black version of madonna?!

        NO THANKS. Beyonce isn’t the black version of anything! mADONNA AND HER CAREER OF CULTURAL APPROPRIATION ARE VERY DIFFERENT. what do you have againt weave and spanx, she wears them, AND?

        NO DIFFRENCE BETWEEN HER AND KIM K? Are you stupid? CONFUSED? PRESSED? If you atually think thats the case then you’re just a delusional as the stans everyone likes to denigrate on this site. 15yr+ career in music isnt the same thing at ALL. crazy in love is 10yrs old, and she has become bigger with each album release. the hate you poses must be blinding you to simple facts.

        ‘And if shes selling out concerts…’ NOT is, she IS. A year AFTER RELEASING HER ALBUM. People enjoy her, and are willing to support her music.

      • Jenny says:

        Not a huge fan and I do think Beyonce is a little over the top with her self-exposure, BUT I think it is super insulting to even compare her with KK. Beyonce has been in the business, making music for over a decade and is promoting her music; KK is promoting herself and that is her only claim to fame, that and her p0rn film. When your fame comes from something productive and you strategically promote that, I don’t think you can consider it famewhoring a la Kardashian.

      • blaize says:

        Eesh, someone sounds a little bitter this morning!

        Beyonce and Kim K have almost nothing in common. While Kim’s only claims to fame are a sex tape and a reality TV show, Beyonce actually has a real career and can sing and dance. She’s not an amazing singer, but she’s good.

        Does she do attention-seeking things such as posting pics of herself on twitter? Yeah, but so what? Most of the popular celebrities do that. I don’t see why people have a problem with it.

      • Emily C. says:

        the only difference to me is that KK has a sex tape.

        Oh yeah, totally the only difference. Besides the fact that Beyonce can sing. And has a huge pop career based on her ability to sing and perform in public. And was in a great movie in which she was quite good. And has a husband who adores her and has a huge career of his own.

        I don’t like that Beyonce has a photographer follow her around all the time and posts pics of herself all the time, but seriously wtf? I’m seeing people accusing legitimate female stars of just “famewhoring” all the time now, and it is nonsense. They have public careers, and part of that is publicity. Is it evil for any woman to be rich and famous now? We should all wear burqas and stay in the house?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I used to not care for Beyonce…

        Then I saw a video of her in concert, singing full out, falling down a flight of stairs on her FACE, her head bouncing has she eats the tread on each step..and then she got back up and kept singing. You could tell she was singing live as the vocals stopped when she was doing the face plant and only started after she stood up.

        When KK does anything as remotely challenging or professional, I might give her as much respect as I give B.

  7. steph says:

    Beyonce just cant win (and I think she/her people know it).

    If she had denied the story she would have been met with a chorus of “who cares”. If she had completely ignored it, it would be that “shes feeding the rumors for publicity”. So she takes the middle road with non-explicit denials and “sources” speaking to legitimate news outlets and still with the bashing. I dont envy this poor girl at all .

  8. Rikki says:

    I don’t see anything scandalous about this. That picture is old

  9. Lucy2 says:

    I guess she’s enjoying the attention. A simple no would have sufficed.
    I too don’t get how or why she is constantly photographed in her “private” life. Seems unhealthy to need that all the time.

  10. Tessa says:

    If it was too hot, Blue would have screamed and cried, because she’s a baby, and that’s what babies do when they fear they are in danger. It’s fine. She seems very much at ease.

  11. Hipocricy says:

    I don’t understand Bey.

    Those pics are cute. But she used to differentiate herself from the rest of the bunch. First by telling that she will never be like Britney or Christina using skimpy clothes making a career….

    She always tell how private she was and now you see her posting pictures….

    She has been contradicting all those things she used when promoting her good girl/virginal image launching her career.

    • blaize says:

      Ugh. I hate that faux ‘good girl’ stuff. It’s really just a fake people-pleasing way for one female pop star to attempt to ‘elevate’ herself above the others. The reason for this is obvious: sadly, our society still clings to the myth that a female’s ‘sexual purity’ is the number one thing that determines her worth and character.

      What is the status of her virginity? If we don’t approve of the answer, she’s a sleaze! Does she dress modestly or are her clothes revealing? If they’re revealing, she’s a pathetic trashy skank! How many people has she slept with? If we think it’s been too many, she’s a slut! Has she/will she ever go/gone topless or nude? If so, she’s a wh*re!”
      I wish more female celebrities refused to play the ‘I’m more pure than her’ game from the start, so they wouldn’t be labelled hypocrites down the road. Instead, they should do what they want to do. You have the right to choose when to have sex, the right to experiment, the right to wear whatever you want. Say what you want about Christina, (there’s a lot to say!) but at least she never played the pretend “I’m an innocent virgin and I will always dress modestly” trick.
      But a lot of times, these young starlets have older adults pressuring them to play that game.

  12. Kelly says:

    Cute photo. Beyonce and Jay Z both said she was not pregnant weeks ago and the tickets to her shows sold out months ago.

  13. Lulu77 says:

    Beyonce has already denied she’s not pregnant so I don’t see why she has to do it again. Jay-Z also denied the story. Based on concert photos she’s obviously not pregnant. There’s really nothing more she can do. Even with all of the denials people are still calling her a liar. I don’t see what another denial to People would do.

  14. Faye says:

    I personally don’t care one way or the other. But there have been a lot of accidents with toddlers and babies getting hurt/killed in hot tubs, so maybe that’s why people are upset. Still, she’s holding Blue, so I’m sure the kid is fine.

    I do have to roll my eyes at her and Jay critizing people for invading her privacy and trying to take pictures of them, but then she posts these personal pics of her family. I get that they are staged, but still – if you want to maintain privacy, do not sell your family for publicity, either directly or indirectly.

  15. aang says:

    Why is she so famous. I can only name 2 of her songs. Is she really so great? I guess the baby would have cried if she didn’t like it?

    • TheOneAndOnly says:

      It’s called bad taste, wrap around marketing, media arse kissing, etc. Esperanza Spalding has more talent in her eyelash than this trick has in her whole body – if this trick came up in the 60s/70s she would never make – her voice is average, her songs are banal and generic, much of her live music is canned, and she needs a vegas stage show to keep you interested. Any soul/motown/rock band from that era blows this idiot off the stage.

      • Jenny says:

        Ahh, but wasn’t the 60′s and 70′s the era of Diana Ross and the Supremes. I consider that the same type of fluffy pop music that gets overpromoted today. Also, Beyonce actually has a pretty nice voice even when performing live, which cannot be said about many of the current pop stars.

  16. bns says:

    Cute picture. I watched some Beyonce music videos on Youtube last night and was reminded that, yes she really is that great. One of the best performers working today.

  17. Kim1 says:

    So she is supposed to deny rumors to People magazine Does that apply to every celebrity?

  18. epiphany says:

    I’m so sick of this woman I can’t even comment on the hot tub photo. Can’t she go even a day without drawing attention to herself?

  19. Ladybug says:

    Overheating is very dangerous for babies exactly because they don’t let you know it’s too hot for them. If a baby is cold, you’ll soon hear about it. If baby is too hot….you may not.

    That said, I don’t think two mins in the whirlpool will to babes much harm and it’s a cute picture.

  20. Mandy says:

    She is SO exhausting! I really wish she would get over herself.

  21. Nev says:

    Yawn and roll over. More Naomi please!!!!!!

  22. Barrett says:

    I love myself. I think I’m great. That is what I hear when I enter the mind of these twitter, picture happy celebs. It’s like on repeat in their head all day long.

  23. cs says:

    I’m not a of fan of Beyonce. But I don’t see anything wrong with these photos. To her stans, Beyonce is trying to stay relevant in the industry. In recent years her solo albums hasn’t sold at the level for a self-proclaimed superstar. She surely hasn’t sold a quarter of as many albums as Adele. Who happens to be younger. She’s trying to be as risque as Rihanna in her 30′s. I don’t think she’s an evil person, I just believe she thinks too highly of her talents. I just wonder what she’s going to do in her 40′s or 50′s when she can’t shake her booty and hair on stage. You see what happened to Janet Jackson, she couldn’t keep up with the dance pace in her 40′s.. Always canceling concerts due to exhaustion.
    Beyonce didn’t put out enough classics i.e Gladys, Aretha, Barbra, Celion, even Cher to endure a concert future beyond 45. I know some will mention Madonna. However, Madonna never had the high energy dancing like Janet or Beyonce. Same as Rihanna, I can see her performing “Umbrella” in her 40′s.

    • Hipocricy says:

      THIS a 100% !

      And i am sure she wouldn’t mind shaking her bootey till she gets in her 50′s if that is what it takes for her to stay relevant.

      I was a big fan of her a long time ago. Loved the DC4, especially ‘The Writing Of The Wall” (still my favourite album of all DC) and the Dangerously In Love album…brilliant. It all fell down from there.

      I remembered during her “Independant Woman” era when she was like 19 or 20 years old. She said at the time that she had already enough money to retire but she wanted more to not fear the future, that she will invest in housing and retire to Italy by age 30.

      I guesss she has become addicted to fame and lights and will do whatever it takes to keep the lights on her as long as possible even if she doesn’t sell as many CDs as she would.

      She is very money driven. She was raised like that. To make a living for herself and her family since she is a child.

      I remembered when Matthew Knowles was still her manager, saying that she will now branch into movies because she can earn much more money by being an actress than a singer selling albums…that was like 10/12 years ago, during the Austin Powers casting.

      • cs says:

        I do remember her making that statement about retiring at 19. She also said she wanted to win an Oscar which was comical since she can’t act.

        Don’t get me wrong, I think she is talented but not at the level of the ladies I mentioned above. She has put out some terrible music since firing her father or marrying Jay-Z.

        What happen to “Bow down B**ches” ?

        Same with Janet, I still can’t figure out whether it was “Nipplegate” that doomed her music career or Jermaine Dupri’s crappy produced music.

        Madonna isn’t the most gifted singer but she managed to re-invent her image every so few years which kept her relevant/interesting.

        Also, I read where Beyonce’s mother supported the family when her father decided to quit his six figure job to manage DC.

        Beyonce reminded everyone she came from a upper class black family. Her father drove a Jaguar (lol).

    • TheOneAndOnly says:

      Exactly, but Aretha and Barbra are legends great songs and great voices – beyawnce can only dream about being in their class – beyawnce sold out for money, celebrity and fame, that’s why she’ll be forgotten.

    • Nev says:

      Madonna has always had MORE energy than Beyonce….that’s for sure.

      she’s killing it and dripping with sweat in most shows!!! Beyonce would never dare to show sweat or let loose like that…please.

      your right though Janet killed it more than anyone!!!!

      Beyonce was never and hasn’t been a game-changer.

    • Emily C. says:

      She surely hasn’t sold a quarter of as many albums as Adele.

      Beyonce’s best-selling album, Dangerously In Love, sold 11 million copies. While that’s less than half of Adele’s 21, which shattered records, it’s still huge. Saying Beyonce isn’t relevant because she hasn’t sold as much as Adele would be like saying The Rolling Stones weren’t relevant because they didn’t sell as much as The Beatles.

      Also, it’s not just albums — in fact, with all the music-sharing on the internet, canny musicians are realizing the real money for most of them is in performing. And Beyonce makes a mint performing.

      There’s plenty of room for both Adele and Beyonce in the world, along with many, many other female performers. The more, the better.

  24. dorothy says:

    Another day, another posed picture of Beyonce.

  25. TOPgirl says:

    I don’t believe her life is “perfect” for one minute.

    • bns says:

      How is she implying that her life is perfect by posting a picture with her daughter?

      I swear if Angelina Jolie had been the one to do this you’d all be creaming yourselves over it.

      • Hipocricy says:

        And you’ll be the first one hating on Angelina Jolie.

        In any case, beyonce is the anti thesis of Angelina Jolie. Jolie would never be seen in that position, posing a picture of hers just to promote herself. That’s for has been, reality celebrities and starlets who like to show themselves and promot themselves in a boastful overbiding way.

        She isn’t obsessed in staying in the limelight like Beyonce is.

        I don’t even think Jolie has an Instagram or Twitter account. She has better things to deal with than showing off outside her professional exercise of public display in Professional events.

      • bns says:


        I actually love Angelina Jolie, so LOL at you.

  26. Roxy says:

    Gorgeous pic!!! Luv her!! She is an amazing talent and a beautiful woman!! I can’t imagine a couple mins in a whirlpool would harm the babe. If she wants to take tons of pics of herself and post them, that’s her prerogative. People that don’t like her shouldn’t bother looking at them, pretty simple!!! :)

  27. Lem says:

    Babies don’t belong in hottubs

  28. shannon says:

    Did anyone stop to think that she may have had a miscarriage? That could explain the reluctance to come out with a straight denial and the “hissy fit” she quickly deleted. And then there’s the fact that the state of her womb is actually not our business? I’m just sayin. She didn’t start the rumors, she just doesn’t want to deal with them, whatever, it’s her body and her call.

    • Poink517 says:

      I’m not her biggest fan, but I can understand her being annoyed with pregnancy rumors, especially since she’s had a miscarriage. I really hope she didn’t have another one – they are horrible. I have a friend who blabbed that I was pregnant, and I got pretty pissed off about it. To have the media talk about it like they have would be a million times worse – it’s no one else’s news to share.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Thank you, Shannon, for being the voice of reason. Celeb or not, there are very valid reasons why pregnancy is something that many women don’t even share with their families until they are in their 2nd trimester.

      I hate bump watches. I hate sites like E! that try to force women to share private information about their reproductive cycles.

  29. Katie Too says:

    Usually the age limit is due to drownings and injuries caused by the drain. But, I do not believe a baby would start crying if the water was just slightly over the recommended limit.

    Haven’t any of you been all comfy in a hot tub, then gotten out and felt woozy and weak-kneed? Not the best thing for Bey to do, but the tub temp might have been set much lower than the allowed limit…

  30. Abby says:

    Confession: I love the photo of her in a turban with Blue. I would love to look that chic.

    Not a Beyonce fan. Not at all. But she looks beautiful there.

  31. emmie_a says:

    Everything Beyonce does is a calculated photo-op. I’m sure her and the baby were in the water long enough for a few pics and then they were out. She is the queen of FAKE.

  32. Violet says:

    Actually, Beyonce is being insanely reckless and irresponsible.

    Babies can’t regulate their body temperature, so hot tubs can overheat them very quickly, which can lead to serious consequences within minutes, including brain damage or even death.

    • Jenny says:

      How do you know how hot the water in the hot tub was? I do not enjoy hot tubs (too hot), but most whirlpools I have been in we’re not kept at a high temperature. Kids love it as opposed to a cold pool. So actually, we don’t know if Beyonce was being “reckless” or simply allowing her baby to enjoy splashing in the bubbles of a warm whirlpool and I don’t think it is fair to assume and pass judgement based on a random assumption.

    • Violet says:

      You’re grasping at straws, Jenny. A hot tub is called a hot tub because, you know, it’s generally HOT. Kids aged 5 and up are fine in hot tubs, but babies are not.

      Even if this particular hot tub wasn’t hot — which I doubt, because most are — it’s a dangerous example for her to set, because people are going to think it’s safe for babies to be in hot tubs.

  33. Madriani's Girl says:

    Oh please. Everything in this woman’s life is a photo op and her child is clearly secondary to her looking all “serene” and “blissful” with her daughter.

  34. Amanda s says:

    The real danger to peeps under the age of 16 in hot tubs is heart arrhythmias, heart attacks, and other cardiac problems due to the heat. I am a nurse and it is a danger to put toddlers or infants in to hot tubs!

  35. Sonishka says:

    Im digging that she shows here the real hair of hers. No way she ever put it on display on red carpet.

    I always felt bad about my sometimes frizzy hair when saw her glossy locks.

    It must have beeeen wiiiig, but it s on the shelf noooow.

  36. I Choose Me says:

    Blue is adorable. I wanna smooch her chubby little cheek. Also Beyonce is so pretty and younger looking with less makeup on. Wish I had access to her skin care regimen.

  37. Ash says:

    I think she is beautiful, but I get the same feeling from her as I do from Gwen Paltrow…vain, snobbish and disingenuous. So very “look at me! Don’t you wish you were this awesome?!”

    Maybe that’s why they’re such good friends :)

  38. rudy says:

    It is reckless for sure to put a baby in a hot tub.

    What is ever worse is not spending nurturing calm loving time with your baby. Wonder how much time Ms. Queen Bey actually spends with her kid.

    Looks like she got into the tub, posed herself the way she wanted and then had someone hand her the baby for a nice little photo op. Then she hands back the cooked baby and goes on with her narcissistic life.

  39. realtalk says:

    Peopel just because it’s call a hot tub don’t mean Beyonce would allow herself/daughter to get a tub that’s too hot for a baby and people should use their brains, it’s probably room tempreture water anyway.