Beyonce opens up about her miscarriage a few years ago: ‘I picked out names’

Beyonce keeps posting photos and videos to her Tumblr, in case you care. She’s also revamped the photo array so now the photos are divided up by “My Work” and “My Life”. All of the new Super Bowl preview pics are in “My Work”, and I’m including some of the new pics here. Today Beyonce is also doing a press conference in support of her Halftime gig, in which she will have to answer questions from what I suspect will be a mix of sports, entertainment and hard-news journalists. She might even have to answer questions about lip syncing the National Anthem! Anyway, Us Weekly has another preview from Beyonce’s HBO documentary – Beyonce opening up about her miscarriage two years ago.

She’s now the ecstatic mother to daughter Blue Ivy Carter, nearly 13 months, but Beyonce dealt with the ultimate maternal anguish before that famous pregnancy: A miscarriage. Last year, the 31-year-old singer’s husband Jay-Z briefly referenced the tragedy in “Glory,” the rap track recorded within days of Blue’s Jan. 7 birth, but Beyonce hasn’t ever discussed the loss.

In a surprising moment of candor, she opens up for the first time about the incident and its aftermath in Life Is But a Dream, her new documentary debuting on HBO in February. “About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time,” the Grammy winner says in one scene. “And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life.”

She and Jay-Z (they wed in April 2008) were naturally overjoyed about their baby-to-be. “I picked out names,” Beyonce recalls. “I envisioned what my child would look like . . . I was feeling very maternal.”

But something went wrong in the early stages, the “Love on Top” singer reveals. “I flew back to New York to get my check up — and no heartbeat,” she says. “Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat.”

The superstar (who will perform at the Super Bowl Half Time show this Sunday, Feb. 3) dealt with the heartache the best way she knew how: Through music.

“I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life,” she says, although she doesn’t name the track. “And it was actually the first song I wrote for my album. And it was the best form of therapy for me, because it was the saddest thing I’ve ever been through.”

All of which made her successful pregnancy with Blue Ivy all the more exciting and joyful. “Being pregnant was very much like falling in love,” she muse. “You are so open. You are so overjoyed. There’s no words that can express having a baby growing inside of you, so of course you want to scream it out and tell everyone.”

After months of understandable secrecy, she finally did “tell everyone” — in one of the most Tweeted moments in history! — by revealing her bump on the red carpet at MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. Aug. 28, 2011. Later on in the evening, she rubbed her growing belly at the tail end of a lively rendition of “Love on Top.”

[From Us Weekly]

With all of the Pillow Baby Conspiracies, I actually didn’t doubt the fact that Beyonce had suffered a miscarriage a few years ago. I think that actually happened, because I genuinely can’t see Beyonce and Jay-Z making something like that up. The idea that Beyonce was having problems conceiving and/or carrying to term was actually one of the reasons WHY there was such a proliferation of conspiracies. That and, you know, her bump collapsed.

Photos courtesy of Beyonce’s Tumblr.

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  1. mln76 says:

    I think she is full of herself and not that talented but I do believe she gave birth to Blue Ivy.
    Katie Couric rubbed her belly on national TV and that bitch ain’t risking her career for nobody

    • V4Real says:

      Prosthetics feel real; just saying.

      But perhaps she did give birth.

    • 'Sup? says:

      Move that pillow, I’m BeyNefertari!
      You know, I think a lot of us would understand if Bey said she was scared of having future miscarriages and that was the reason why she chose to go via surrogate. I mean, no shame on that and a very good reason for it. Oh well…

    • Tiffany says:

      I agree. I think there is a lot of evidence that she was pregnant, and a lot of very big stretches to suggest that she wasn’t pregnant (i.e. her face wasn’t bloated! etc.). Women carry pregnancies differently.

      • mln76 says:

        Also when she did puff out in her last month people said she took prednisone which is just plain silly.

    • Mom says:

      So many of us have suffered through a miscarriage. She stood in front of the whole world at MTV Awards with that prosthesis. Watch her face as she sits down in Australia.

      • Launicaangelina says:

        I watch that Australian interview a few times just now. I’m hypnotized by the belly collapse and her face after. It’s soooo obvious that she scared herself. Even as she’s walking to the chair, it looks like a weird gap is between her thigh and the lower half of her belly. Where’s the animated gif?! Lol

      • Ally8 says:

        Yes, at 0:59 in the video, it’s hilarious. It squished like a pancake or collapsible tent.

      • Gail says:

        It is still a tragedy, and some women experience late term losses as well. You should not be minimizing someone else’s pain over the loss of their child. Have some class.

    • Christine says:

      I think she gave birth and the whole fake pregnancy news was a publicity stunt by her own management. Nobody would even bother to watch that HBO documentary if it weren’t for her controversial pregnancy.

  2. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I don’t know what I’m supposed to say here.

  3. Agnes says:

    sad. 🙁

    • RHONYC says:

      feeling life die inside of you is just…there are no words.
      kudos to her for revealing her story.
      women = bravery. 🙂

  4. HappyJoyJoy says:

    I don’t wish that upon anyone. Micarrages must be one of the saddest, hardest things to go through. But this will only further support the theories. I don’t believe she was pregnant. I firmly believe she had a surrogate, which is completely fine. But why go through all the media circus? She seems to bend the truth to her convenience quite a bit. From the lip synch to claiming she’s written songs she hasn’t. Like everything she doesn’t think fits in her perfect, “powerful” life can be bent into her truth. I feel mostly sad for her. It can’t be easy living up to unrealistic standards about ones self.

    • RocketMerry says:

      I agree with everything you said.

      She’s actually giving me AnnE Hataway vibes; they want to appear perfect, even through conspicuous yet transparent deception: Bey in a sexy, mature way, AnnE in a cute, innocent, dorky way.

      Edit, about bending the truth to fit her “powerfulness”: that is also very $cientologetic. Z and Bey really might have taken the leap, this time, me thinks.

    • Tiffany says:

      If Beyonce was like, “My life isn’t perfect, I have struggles and painful moments” people would be like “SIT DOWN! You are so spoiled and priviledged, go tell your sob story to people that have real jobs and have to deal with real life.”

      I don’t think there is anything she could say that would appease people that want to get their hate on through her.

      • HappyJoyJoy says:

        I Am not hating on her at all. I actually enjoy her music & I’ve seen her live. I actually believe is she made herself a little more relatable her likeability would shoot through the roof. She comes across rather insufferable, if you ask me. Anyone who has that much time in their life to take themselves so seriously and starts patting themselves so hard on the back will fall off the horse.

    • Dana M says:


      Miscarriages are horrible. Lost my baby when I was six months preg. I was so depressed and heartbroken. So i understand…I had thoughts about surrogacy as well due to my complications.

      Because she lost the baby, I still think she had a surrogate now more than ever. Why keep it a secret? But whatever, it’s their personal business. However these celebriries make a conscience decision to be in the public eye so might as well be honest to their fans, IMO. It is hard living a lie.

      • Brittney says:

        Dana M, I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s an awful experience, but I’m so glad you and others are speaking about it here… it’s way more common than it seems, and if more women heard from people like you, it mighten lessen their pain a bit and help them realize that it’s not their fault.

        I hope you’re doing much better these days.

      • Dana M says:

        Thank you Brittney.

        I’m in a much better place now. I do have 2 babies now and very grateful to have them. But not one day goes by that I don’t think about my little guy. Glad I had a chance to hold him.

        Yes, I agree, more women should come out and talk about their loss. It not only helps the healing/ grieving process and helps other women get through one of the toughest times in their lives.

      • Dena says:

        Celebrities and surrogates:

        I think it’s hard to publically acknowledge the loss of a child. Period. But then when you are celebrity it gets put through the meat grinder. For the ladies who have lost babies, my heart goes out to you.

        Here are two different scenarios: I think if a celeb using a surrogate without disclosing the miscarriage(s), then she is at risk of looking “lazy”, too personally ambitious or too busy to carry her own child. I think they also run the risk of being accused of “buying/renting” a womb. By the way, it always seemed to me that Nicole Kidman also used a surrogate for her first child with Keith Urban.

        However, if the miscarriages or failed trys are “disclosed” in a tactful way (although it’s not our business), then a celeb can use a surrogate without backlash. As you all mentioned, the fear of being able not to carry a child to term and/or multiple losses is heart wrenching. People can understand that and have some empathy around it.

        If the latter was Beyonce’s case, people wouldn’t have been in a position to make all of those crazy speculations.

        Now, here are my crazy speculations:
        I truly don’t think she carried Blue Ivy. I do think she had a surrogate. However, there is that pic of her in the bikini top where she looks pregnant. That one pic castes a lot of doubt.

        If she was pregnant and carried Blue Ivy, Beyonce and her team really erred in terms of PR. Instead of using an inflatable to announce her pregnancy, they/she should have allowed herself to simply “bloom” and to grow her baby. As she expanded, the world would have caught on and smiled with and for her.

  5. cannonball says:

    She looks good without make-up. Such a sad face for the miscarriage story. blahhhhh.

    • bob says:

      Agreed, she’s a very pretty lady.

      This really sounds like a PR move to gain sympathy and make people feel bad for slagging her off over the Inauguración.

      • Becky1 says:

        Yeah, I agree. While I’m sorry that she had a miscarriage I don’t see why she chose now to bring it up. Not to be rude, but a lot of women have had miscarriages early in pregnancy (as I’m assuming she did)…unless for some reason you didn’t want to be pregnant it really sucks. However, most women are able to go on and have a child as Beyonce obviously has. I really can’t feel too sorry for this chick. She’s an unbelievable narcissist. I’m beyond tired of her.

  6. V4Real says:

    I wish she would open up about her fake pregnancy, just kidding, not.

    Why is she trying to expose so much of her life at this particular juncture. She always claimed that she liked to keep her private life private.

    What has brought on this recent change of heart? Is she trying to tug at our heart strings for sympathy so we forget the lip-synch fiasco, or will this make us more sympathetic if it turns out she really did use a surrogate. She’s has a documentary coming out about her life. This is quite a lot for someone who claims to be so private. What’s next; a reality show.

    I can believe that she suffered a miscarriage and that couldn’t have been easy but that’s also a valid reason to use a surrogate. It wouldn’t be a matter of vanity but of necessity to ensure the survival of the child.

    • ViktoryGin says:

      Hitherto Bey has unofficially been known as an ice queen. I think that this image had cultivated a sense of remoteness about her. I think this campaign on the part of her camp is an attempt to make her accessible, so that she doesn’t alienate her fan base. But it’s backfiring because it reads as disingenuous. Because it is.

      • Amber says:

        See I don’t get people saying she gained weight or got puffy near the end. Beyonce gains like 25 lbs whenever she’s not working. That’s why she’s made no secret of how hard she works to get back into shape, w/ that cayenne pepper drink fast and everything. She didn’t seem to gain all that much weight to me. Especially for someone who has to work so hard to keep it in check. Btw, that weight gain completely vanished overnight, didn’t it? Which is another thing…

        I don’t recall seeing any hints or rumors that Beyonce was pregnant. This is one of the most famous and photographed women on the planet. How did she keep that bump, which looked about four months along, under wraps when she “REVEALED” it at the VMAs? And why did the famously private Bey reveal it at all? Why did she do so much press and that huge festival when she was pregnant? I won’t question that she had a miscarriage. But I thought at the time that it was out of character for Jay-Z to mention it in a song and kinda’ shady that he did so as stories of them renting out the floor of the hospital were coming out. Just like pretty much everything she’s done the last year seems a little off.

        This is not Beyonce having a change of heart; this is all b/c of a drop in album sales and diminishing media attention for her in favor of (for better or much worse) Gaga, Katy Perry, Swift and Rihanna. Yes, yes, yes, Bey’s still insanely successful. But her first album sold around 11 million and the second and third closer to 7. IDK what “4” has done worldwide, but it’s only sold 1.5 mill so far in the US. Sasha Fierce sold that in 6 weeks. Rolling Stone did a series of lists, compiling stats to determine who the Queen of Pop is–so they could give Lady Gaga the title, of course. But it’s important to note that Beyonce has a lot of competition and her success can be matched or surpassed by other women in some categories. I don’t think her ego likes that. Beyonce has always gotten a pass on EVERYTHING, b/c at the end of the day she in real life was classy and private. Well now so is Adele, for one. And, GQ cover girl and Tumblr addict, Bey’s not so classy (if she ever really was) or private anymore.

      • Pandy says:

        Have to agree with you Amber. Everything she does is for show. I can’t get over the ego of a f/t “vision director” or whatever she calls someone who basically catches her every burp and fart on film. Once you hear that, she’s just suspect.

    • V4Real says:

      I agree with all of you ladies. Also she claimed to have lost 60 pounds after the baby. But I never noticed a change in her weight. Also not many photos of her while she was preggo. It all just seems suspect.

  7. IN THE KNOW says:

    Oh beyonce….I knew the day would come and it’s here. She has been a media darling for so long..they’ve been building her up, she’s been believing her own hype, and now…the industry is doing what it does best….TEAR HER APART until she has mega meltdown. They do it to everyone. Then, if the person somehow manages to not break into a million pieces and is able to stage a comeback, the industry will support again, only for the same cycle to start over. I’m not a Beyonce fan, but I do see the industry for what it is.
    They’ve done this to everyone. from the biggest to the whackest. From MJ, to Britney Spears.

    Beyonce’s breakdown is going to be prolific bc she’s spent so much time carefully cultivating her image to the point where I don’t think the poor girl even knows who she is, beyond a brand. So when that reality starts to crumble, as it is already…we are going to witness one of the saddest declines in a successful entertainer’s career.

    Hollywood is terrible. Trust me. I’m here and I know.

    • ldub says:

      THIS ^^^^

    • Gracie says:

      Oh dear god, cut the theatrics. Maybe if I cared about celebrities, I’d feel sad about this impending “meltdown”, but they’re responsible for their own choices, fame doesn’t last forever.

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      I definitely agree.

      However, I think it happens so much more now because these idiots cannot stop OVEREXPOSING themselves. It drives me crazy.
      I don’t care who it is, after a while seeing them everywhere makes me sick.
      Too much of anything or anyone is BAD.

      They don’t do it to everyone, but they do do it to the ones who never get out of our faces for 5 minutes.

      And I totally think she is telling everyone about this because the public has turned against her and she is desperately trying to get sympathy.
      It’s a horrible thing to go through, but there are a zillion other women who have gone though it.

      • Moore says:

        The celebrities seem so overexposed to us because we come to this site and read about everything they do. To most of the public they just hear about her sometimes.

    • Katie says:

      I never actually thought about it until you said it but I can see where this is true. It almost makes me feel sorry for her. She just so arrogant. No true humility at all.

    • rose says:

      Spot on.. That’s Hollywood for you. They want to see u rise to see how hard u are going to fall.

    • Jaana says:

      This lip syncing mess is nothing compared to the hate she got earlier on in Destiny’s Child. Im sure it doesn’t faze he that much.

    • Pandy says:

      Bring on the meltdown LOL. Hopefully her vision director – or whatever the title is – will be there to document every moment!!!

  8. A says:

    See, this is why I don’t get the pillow conspiracy. She’s open about her miscarriage…why wouldn’t she be open about a surrogate? This will sound crass, but it would have generated her loads of sympathy. Also, people always forget that there were photos of her pregnant on a yacht in Croatia and a handful of her in NYC with her face bloated. I do think she may have worn a pillow as a stunt queen move, as she may have not shown much-Bey is a stunt queen, after all. Sounds cray cray, but not as cray cray as faking being knocked up IMO.

    • Migdalia says:

      I agree I think the pillow conspiracies are stupid. I don’t think that is Jay Z’s style or even Beyonce’s. I mean is this “One Life To Live”. What did they have to gain pretending she was pregnant when half of Hollywood has surrogates or adopts. They have money, they have plenty of fame. Just because you never saw a pregnant belly react in such a way doesn’t mean the pregnancy was fake.

      Beyonce sure enough annoys the hell out of me when she starts speaking because she doesn’t speak well, but I have no idea where the major hate on her comes from. She’s a great role model compared to a lot of actors and singers that started out as young, she can sing (everyone lip syncs these days unless your Adele or lady gaga get over it), and the only controversies you can stick on her are age old stupid ones.

      Ugh thanks a lot ya’ll, making me defend Beyonce like that lol. She needs someone on her side ;-p

      • Alana Fajina says:

        No, I guess I’m on her side on this one as well. Pillow baby? I saw the video, and while Yes, it seemed a lil, idk, strange, that didn’t really constitute fake in my book. I don’t get the genuine dislike for her. It’s sad to me because someone like Rhianna still has a ton of fans and that child is a mess.
        Beyonce may be a “diva” or whatever, but accomplish as much as she has and then tell me you wouldn’t be proud of yourself too?? Of course she doesn’t live in the same world we do, she’s a celebrity, after being in that world and spotlight for So long, No One stays the same. You have to adapt, grow.
        I’ve never heard of her being rude or anything but graceful to Any of her fans, so it just seems like unwarranted Hate as far as I’m concerned.

    • ViktoryGin says:

      She’s known for being a workhorse. Single-mindedly focused on her career and ambitious to the point of appearing type A. If her pregnancy was staged it, it could have been done so in order for Bey to not appear like she’s so selfish that she’s not willing to carry a child to term herself for fear of it interrupting her professional duties. Like when Jillian Michael’s came out and said very pointedly that she was afraid to get pregnant because she didn’t want to ruin the body that she had worked so hard to attain and maintain. She was skewered in the media despite saying what I know many woman feel. She has since adopted. Beyonce already appears like an ice queen. This has been tied to her public image for years. This is what I think is behind her reason “like me, like me” campaign.

  9. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Sorry, but can we be done with the self-promotion of this generic pop star – I know it’s hard for her to realize she’s not the only person on this planet – and when they tried to trademark the name of her child, yes nothing says maternal love like treating even your child as a commodity to make moola. She and camel have really become detestable with their in your face conspicuous consumption.

    • Rikki says:

      They didn’t try to trademark her name to make money, they wanted to stop a few other people from doing it.

    • epiphany says:

      Well put. I don’t a believe a word that comes out of this woman’s mouth. She used a surrogate – I’ll never be convinced otherwise. Even if the miscarriage story IS true, her timing for disclosing it is simply to put off criticism for her lip syncing of the National Anthem – which occurred, we now know, because SHE was late, and she didn”t have time to rehearse. She also berated the musicians backing her when they grumbled about the fake singing – THEY HAD shown up on time to rehearse.She’s, at best, a mediocre talent propped up by hype and her ex drug dealer husband, who also doesn’t appear to be that thrilled with her, as he apparently has side pieces in every city.

  10. Rikki says:

    Damn, that’s sad. I can’t wait to see that HBO documentary coming up.

  11. roxy750 says:

    Jay Z did say a few years ago that Beyonce he would make her the biggest thing ever. Lots of money, power, fame and exploiting her for everything she’s got is making her big, it’s forcing it down everyone’s throat. He did do it. He is making her huge. Sad. But incredibly smart. I wonder if she enjoys doing all that she does.

  12. sombrero says:

    I feel really sorry for her IF the story is true. I would never wish miscarriage on anyone even if i dislike a person.

    But after the whole folded bumps,national anthem,and her latest obnoxious interview it’s hard for me to buy what she said. It’d take an incredibly insensitive evil to lie about miscarriage just for the sake of attention and sympathy.

    • Anaya says:

      I feel the same way. There’s something about Beyonce that leaves me feeling that she isn’t sincere or as genuine as she tries to come across at times but I can understand that since it’s the entertainment business. She’ll perform this Sunday during half time at the super bowl. She will premiere her newest song at the half time performance, then her new album drops, after that a world tour and more. Basically Beyonce is in promote mode. The more attention the better. I like Beyonce ‘s music but truthfully I am not excited about watching her perform this weekend at half time. I’m happy she has the opportunity though but that’s about it. I feel very ‘whatever ‘ about her these days.

      • tabasco says:

        oh lord, i didn’t know she had all that coming up. not great timing, considering there seems to be a good deal of beyonce fatigue already.

    • Gracie says:

      I hate to be a cynic, not really though; but I do think she’s lying. Like she’s trying to gain sympathy or something. If its true, it’s very sad and my condolences. But I doubt everything this wench says.

      • Bird says:


      • Isabel says:

        What I think is weird about this situation: she had a miscarriage, then got preggers (fake I believe) and she was seen dancing her ass off on several occasions; incl. that video with the 80’s dancestudio vibe. She was preggers then, but you could barely see it (and the timeline still doesn’t add up on that one; she went from flat to 6-months, to flat again, but mkay). If you are afraid to lose another child, wouldn’t you be extra careful and NOT dance around and shaking and jumping up and down? I would be completely paranoid about having ANOTHER miscarriage.

  13. Loira says:

    I am not American and I do not follow Beyonce, just hear her sometimes on the radio. Is she really a private person? Has she said that? Because it does not seem like it.
    To me, she is sharing this because of the backlash and the rumours about her baby, and the timing… After all the opinions about her “Britneysh” performance at the inauguration.
    Sorry, but being private is not sharing your privacy for sympathy. She seems like Drew Barrymore but in a whole different level.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      A less cynical version of what I was thinking. I’m torn, miscarriages are awful and I’m bored of the pillow controversy so I won’t bother talking about it, but why this and why now?

      • Loira says:

        Tnx for replying.
        II had an early miscarriage too, it was terrible, especially for the lost promise of life… I shared it with only a few people… Maybe others are different and need to say it to overcome it, to talk about it.
        I am always suspicious about a celeb who says s/he is private and reveals these “juicy” life moments in suspicious timing. Lately I have read the hilarous B interviews on how she self proclaims is so powerful, so famous, so hardworking, so rich at thirty… Like someone says upthread, she believes her own hype.
        She is certainly overexposed and that is her own fault. I do not think of her as a supertalented woman, not enough to be this wannabe diva.
        She is rich, she acts lie a diva, she works hard and is pretty, but to me, she lacks something, it is like she is fake. Just a pop star, you know? Clever management helps a lot.
        Maybe she will last a long time, but a true respectful diva in the whole sense she is not.
        Sorry if I offended any fans.

      • tabasco says:

        @Loira – spot on.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        ‘The promise of life’. Pretty poignant and I hope you’re doing better these days. I want to emphasize again (even though you already have a perfect understanding of what I was saying), I’m not about to diminish the hurt of miscarriage, especially since I’ve never been pregnant but I think that timing is everything. If she weren’t in the middle of a publicity blitz, the relation of that hardship wouldn’t seem so ineffectual.

    • ViktoryGin says:

      Yes. For many years. That’s why so many people were virtually shocked when she announced her pregnancy in such a public platform that she pregnant. This is a woman who when asked about her relationship with Jay Z would reveal NOTHING. Even when
      she and Jay got married. No one knew about the wedding until last minute and the refused to publicize any pictures. Gave no interviews to the media. Historically, she gets very cagey about her personal life and affairs, which many respected her for. I think. That way everyone was taken aback by her decision to announce her pregnancy on national television during a performance! It was completely against type. That’s why there were rumors swirling that she used the announcement to save her fledgling album. It was her least successful album to date, and Bey does not have failed albums.

      • Liv says:

        But they changed massively! They now share everything they can. Some say it’s because her star is fading or her dad is’t her manager anymore. I don’t know, but I really don’t like the new Beyonce. If she’s so arrogant and fake she should better keep this to herself.

  14. BB says:

    Fake ass, fake baby bump…though I feel sorry that she had a miscarriage I don’t understand why she had to post everything now. I think it’s damage control after the collapsing bump and the lip syncing. People are seeing her now for what she really is…. a generic pop star!

  15. Kate says:

    I have had three miscarriages. I also have two beautiful kids. There is no worse of a feeling- like you’ve ultimately failed-than a miscarriage. God bless my two boys the are miracles.

  16. janie says:

    Such a tragedy.. I haven’t cared much about her lately, because of her “Diva behavior” That being said.. As a woman, my heart breaks for her. So many women go thru this, but when it happens to you, it’s unbearable.

  17. kristin says:

    Agreed. I think she may have had fertility problems, hence the pillow baby this time around
    if only she knew she would have support bring honest. But hey, Bey wants to appear a certain way no matter what. Image image image.

  18. hoya_chick says:

    Is it terrible of me to say I don’t believe her? But I am torn, why would someone lie about something like this? If it was anyone else I wouldn’t even bat an eye lash. But there is something so inauthentic about her. I just can’t get past it. I think it has a lot to do with how her father managed her career, she was so inaccessible, and came off as robotic with no real personality. Now all of a sudden with the instagram and all the photos, the ridiculous interviews about her ‘power’ and on and on. I just think she is trying to manipulate the public into only seeing her a certain way.

    All those years with DC and then her solo projects she was all like respect my celebrity privacy and I never read or saw an interview where I thought wow that is really B. It just seems suspect in the timing how she is only now opening up when people have began to question the perfect picture of herself that she has meticulously crafted for all these years.

    • Isabel says:

      She lies because ppl dislike her because of the pillowbaby rumors. By having a miscarriage she will seem more human and ppl will have sympathy (see all the sweet comments on this board, normally there aren’t any comments like this).Why else talk about it? She was always superprivate and now she is suddenly EVERYWHERE, sharing every part of her life. I am surprised she doesn’t videotape her farts and talks about them and ask ppl money to see the video -.-

  19. menlisa says:

    A miscarriage. My heart goes out to her. It’s a traumatic event to go through.

    But releasing this to promote her SB gig and upcoming album.
    It’s tacky.
    It’s leaving a bad taste in my mouth.

  20. Alana Fajina says:

    Is there an actual crime being committed when someone doesn’t sing the National Anthem live? Um, sometimes people get sick or they have off days. Would you risk ruining a moment like that just to be perceived as “authentic” to the mass public? I did’t watch the inauguration so I’m more curious.
    “First the bump folds, then the lip-synching…” Wait- why are we being so hard on the woman? *scratches head*

    • Eh...I'm indifferent says:

      I agree. Although her screwing up would have been a bigger story than her lip syncing. I think I would take the lesser of two evils as well.

      People are annoyed that Beyonce’s life is “seemingly” perfect. Because she doesn’t allow easy accessibility for her mistakes to be scrutinized. If I remember correctly that’s how stars that existed before Twitter and celebrity gossip blogs were able to remain beloved. They were mysterious and elite.

      I don’t get the hate. I couldn’t fathom someone getting paid millions of dollars just to be like me. That’s boring and frivolous. (And I love me by the way)

    • tabasco says:

      Yes, if she lip synchs, it’s a sh*tshow big deal and if she sings live and messes up, it’s also a sh*tshow big deal. Because it’s her job to be a professional SINGER and she’s been acting the diva and so, really, *neither* is supposed to happen. Sure, nobody’s perfect, but when you screw up in your job, you get blowback, that’s how it works. I don’t see why Beyonce should get a pass.

      • Eh...I'm indifferent says:

        True. Although the blowback is exhausting…But hey…the same thing happened to Ashlee Simpson (although that’s comparing apples to oranges).

        Also, the “fake” pregnancy conspiracy is exhausting too. That kid is gonna be 10, 6 more children will have been birthed (with video evidence :)), and people will still be talking about how her mother clearly faked it the first (second?) time around.

        I just think that there are way more entertaining things happening, and if not maybe we need to go back to the drawing board and rethink entertainment. Because beating a dead horse isn’t getting it.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        I almost entirely agree about the blowback since people sync at events like this so frequently. But even though I think the response was residual exasperation at her in general than the audio I thought the earpiece and cough drops were a bit theatrical.

  21. diva says:

    Oh she writes her own songs now? Yea its sad but she is not the 1st women to have miscarriage. She’s not special. Beyonce needs to take a LONG break. She has completely saturated the market.

  22. Timber says:

    Once a liar, always a liar. Even if she tells half- truths, she will always have lots of doubters.

  23. dorothy says:

    She will talk about anything in order to self-promote. So tired of her and her egotistical husband. Go away already.

  24. Violet says:

    Personally, I think Bey is lying about having a miscarriage. This is just more PR damage control, trying to divert attention from the inauguration fiasco. And from the pillow. Because I think they used a surrogate and not for any medical reasons; I think she was just too vain to risk the stretch marks.

    Seems to me that Beyonce has sunk to a new low, because this just makes a mockery of women who truly have experienced a miscarriage.

  25. tabasco says:

    i remember that performance when she revealed the baby belly and i don’t really subscribe to either theory that she faked the pregnancy or didn’t, i have no idea and i dunno, it just doesn’t interest me for whatever reason, but i do remember thinking at the time, damn, if i’m pregnant, i’m not sure i’d want to be bouncing all around like that, so to learn that she had a miscarriage makes me feel even more like, damn, not sure i’d want to be bouncing all around like that. i’ve never been pregnant – i think i’d be a super-paranoid pregnant woman and i’d be all, hell no, i’m not shaking my body around with a little person getting all shook up in there too while they’re still trying to bake.

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      Very interesting point!

    • Loira says:

      THIS, tabasco, a million times THIS.

      I know many women keep running, etc during pregnancy, but after a miscarriage? And she was NON STOP during her pregnancy, doing videos, traveling and what not.
      Again, it is weird that being such (tnx, ViktoryGin) a private woman, she did not want to enjoy this special time away from the press.
      She makes me admire Shakira a lot, she calmed down during hers.

    • Mingy says:

      Yes! I’d be paranoid too. She wore some very high heels throughout her pregnancy also.

    • BeesKnees says:

      For the most part, bouncing around and dancing will not cause a miscarriage. An early miscarriage is commonly caused because the pregnancy isn’t viable. Women shouldn’t really guilt themselves about what they did that would cause it. Now that being said, I could understand being super paranoid. I have, thankfully, never had a miscarriage, but I have friends that have suffered one and it does change your behavior during a subsequent pregnancy. I do believe Beyonce did have a miscarriage and I do feel for her, but I am still on the fence to whether or not she actually carried Blue Ivy. I just felt that there were a lot of suspicious things about that pregnancy, but it also could be a result of the fact that Beyonce used to be so private and now she’s sharing everything which made it suspicious.

    • Michelle says:

      I had several m/cs before I had my son and I wore high heels and bounced around. Heck, a week after I got off bed rest, I was jumping around at a wedding to “Home For A Rest”. Its hard not to live a normal life just because you’re pregnant.

    • Isabel says:

      I had the same ‘concerns’ and just posted another comment above about it being weird that she had a miscarriage, and still decided to dance like a crazy person and have a VERY busy career.

      Not that pregnant girls shuold stay at home; but after a miscarriage ppl are usually very careful and don’t do acrobatic tricks on stage, take huge airplane trips which cause huge jetlags and have such a busy schedule it causes a lot of stress, which isn’t good for the baby.

      It just seems weird.

  26. Cassie says:

    I only will believe Beyonce was really pregnant when she release the video of the birth. I want to see her suffering, the baby crying, body fluids, placenta, blood and everything else. It would be awesome if the baby were born with difficulties. Hot stunning doctors that stupid poor women can’t get will be a huge plus. I hope Beyonce’s team take notice of my demands! LOL.

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  28. Miss Thang says:

    Ugh. Could this strategy be more predictable? The world is getting over her and she’s realised that all she has left is to expose her private life. She has spent years making it into a mystery to the public and now she’s going to expose every last detail until she completely runs out of ways to get our attention and money. Then maybe she’ll finally fade away.

  29. KellyinSeattle says:

    She bugs me, but I feel badly for any woman who has a miscarriage or a stillbirth. I think it’s one of the worst things that can happen to a woman.

  30. Sue says:

    Shaking my head, why would you share something so personal??? Also, believe that if she actually carried Blue Ivy she would have had some type of baby bump baring picture taken, and of course shared it with the world…… Not counting the I had dessert with dinner one she put out…..

    • Brittney says:

      It’s actually a great thing that more celebrities these days are speaking out about their miscarriages. It’s obviously very personal and completely up to them whether to disclose it, but the more women who contribute to the conversation, the better. Many women who suffer miscarriages don’t realize that it’s so common, even if they have friends and family who went through the same thing, because it’s never discussed.

      If even one woman hears about Beyonce’s miscarriage and realizes she’s not so alone, or that it’s not her fault, then this publicity circus served a good purpose.

    • Gail says:

      Nobody has to hide the fact they were pregnant, just because it makes you uncomfortable.

  31. littleMissy says:

    “Yes the saddest song is in my new album so go get the album!….if you dont then you have no compassion for women who have miscarried”…..thats what it sounds like to me…

  32. InVain says:

    I. Can’t. Stand. Her.

    I seriously do not remember seeing this much coverage of a halftime performer in the past decade (at least). I don’t CARE if she’s practicing her ass off and preparing for the performance. Isn’t that what she’s supposed to be doing? Why is this all of a sudden a bigger deal because precious Bey is doing it? She better give one hell of a show for all the crap we’ve had to hear about it ahead of time.

    With all that said, I feel for her if she did suffer a miscarriage. It’s an awful thing. But is now really the appropriate time to start talking about it? With a halftime show days away and a new album coming out? Wow. Just stop.

    • tabasco says:

      i totally agree. this gets at part of the reason for the beyonce backlash. i was thinking the same thing when i saw these pics – FOR WHY do we need 5,000 pics of you stretching? rehearsing dance moves? like no one’s ever stretched or rehearsed for a SB performance before? i don’t recall madonna doing this. and madonna *is* actually a living legend. she’s kind of acting like everything she does is momentous history unfolding, which is part of the reason people called bullsh*t extra hard on her lip synch and are I CANT-ing with her. from a PR perspective, she’s got an overexposure problem, an authenticity problem and a personal likeability problem. and it seems like her team’s current strategy is to do exactly the opposite of what would be smart – they are doing MORE when they really need to be doing LESS.

  33. BLOGAHOLIC says:

    bare big bump pic… That’s all she has to do to shut haters down, but she can’t… There isn’t any…

  34. The Original Victoria says:

    I’m sorry but all of the sudden someone who claimed that they were so private and had no need to share the details of their personal life are purportedly sharing information about their supposed miscarriage? Yes. I’m calling her out. I don’t believe, won’t believe and never will believe it. And even if it is true the fact that she released this information when everyone now thinks she’s a liar and a fraud (like we’re still gonna believe she carried B.I.C. Inc. OR that she writes her own songs) is su-fucking-spect. Sorry Bey.

    And if you were so concerned about carrying your second child, and you were supposedly pregnant in April, you’re bouncing around and p-popping at the Billboard Awards…OMG. I just can’t. Roseland tour…endless press for the perfumes and what not. I seriously just CAN’T.

  35. lena80 says:

    I guess people forgot about Jay Z releasing a song shortly after Blue’s birth where he rapped about his wife’s miscarriage. The miscarriage is not NEW news, her speaking about it is. I personally think she was pregnant, the video I saw of the so called “collapse” looked like a dress that was cut in a baby doll style that bellowed out when she went to sit. I can’t believe a Sandra Rose theory stuck in media when SR is known to gossip-stalk Beyonce. As far as high heels, please note that a lot women wear heels…I guess people didn’t see Shakira a week before she gave birth rocking some fabulous platform boots with skinny heels. *note the platform is what kept Bey, Mariah, JLo, Shakira, my neighbor from falling on their butts.

  36. Beatriz says:

    Honestly, I stopped believing anything she says ever since I found out that she “stole” songs, said she wrote them when she didn’t, etc. So no sympathy here.

  37. jayla stone says:

    Am i the only one that noticed in that white dress her but was flat and not ad big as it was in the GQ js.

  38. lisa2 says:

    I think she was pregnant.

    Regarding the miscarriage I thought she had spoken about this before. Right around the time she had Blue Ivy. So this is not exactly new. Can’t imagine losing a child. I feel for all the ladies here that have gone through this as well. I think it is a great thing for women to share with other. It must be something that only others that have gone through it can truly understand. I don’t think there is anything wrong with celebs selling baby pictures. Mainly because the children are so young and by the time they really start to look like themselves you couldn’t tell who they are in those baby pictures. I don’t get people posting daily pictures of their children on twitter or instagram. Then say they want their lives private. I no it is splitting hairs but we all do that all the time.

    The SB is a huge thing, I think more now for her because of the lip sync thing. She will make sure this is a memorable show. And if she is successful nobody will care about her not singing live after it. I’m looking forward to it. I have been disappointed with a lot of the SB performances. And really awesome for Beyonce that she is headlining alone.

  39. FeverDream says:

    Beyonce is the ULTIMATE virgo.

    Seriously. She is a perfect example of her star sign.

  40. lady X says:

    You know what is funny …. When the rumors started about the lip-syncing pre recorded crap … she 1 week later does damage control by singing the National Anthem live at the press conference (which was soooo unneeded) just to prove that she can sing live …. It was not that great just average and the pre recorded version was better .. Then she proceeded to explain why she did not sing all the way live…
    Now the surrogate rumors have been going on almost 2 years and she could have easily shut them down the way she shut down the lip syncing crap
    Honestly I could care less about the whether or not she gave birth … It is just like Lance it is the lie and cover up …
    I do not have any knowledge on whether she did or did not have the baby … but I notice how the lip syncing thing annoyed her sooo much that she shut it down immediately but she lets the rumor go on and on ????
    Just show a picture of the baby bum at 8 months with face and it will shut people up
    Maybe the HBO doc will provide answers

    • Ranunculus says:

      The Lance Armstrong comparison is a good one!!!

    • mia says:

      That’s what I was thinking. It’s so easy to prove you’re pregnant if you’re willing to stop the rumors. It would habe been better for her and her image.

  41. Ranunculus says:

    I think she was pregnant for real, because that would explain why she lost the strength in her voice, because she took a break and did not maintain her singing training.

    She just admitted to lip syncing, saying she did not have time to rehearse. It is a pretty lame excuse, because first how could she not make time for rehearsing for a live performance at the presidential inauguration and if she knew she would not have been able to handle it she should have gracefully denied and given the task to other fellow singers.

    It’s just damage control on her part now. She is EXTREMELY DRIVEN and just no way wanted to pass on the opportunity to sing at the inauguration. This girl needed a damper on her smugness!

  42. DreamyK says:

    So. I’ve had 2 kids. I wasn’t over picky about names but I didn’t start looking at the name books until after dem babies started to move and flutter about. Probably at 20 weeks.

    I assumed most women were like that? Because the pregnancy doesn’t feel real until can hear the heart beat, see the ultrasound..but feeling movement, for me, was when I started seriously considering baby names.

    Beyonce, LeAnn and AnniE need to be exiled to a deserted island and give us a break from them. So sick of their fame hoe ways.

  43. Miss R says:

    I like Beyonce! There I said it!
    I don’t understand why you hate her so much and seriously, whoever says the girl doesn’t have talent must be deaf! She is a GREAT performer and I’m not even a “crazy” fan of her, I just like a few songs and I respect what she’s done all these years.
    I believe the miscarriage is true and I also believe she was pregnant and she just wore a pillow to make it more dramatic and obvious.
    She is a pop star, it’s not the first time we see this kind of behaviour so don’t get all crazy!

  44. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Lisa Loeb was just on the Tonight Show, a real musician playing the guitar and singing live without histrionics and ego; i’ll take lisa to this overexposed vacant egotist; and I won’t be watching the Super bowl. Not interested.

  45. BG says:

    she ‘wrote’ the song?! LOL

  46. Runs with Scissors says:

    That header pic is the FIRST time I’ve ever found her attractive. She always just looks like a transvestite to me, all the FAKE hair, too much makeup, spanx whatever bullshit.

    She looks very beautiful without so much makeup and without all the fake hair.

    I think she probably did miscarry, but for such an ego-maniac, if she were really pregnant, I think there would be a 20 page spread of her air-brushed pregnancy pics plastered everywhere.

    The one pic I saw looked like she was constipated or something.

    I’ve honestly never listened to her music, but didn’t she perform the song where she calls herself an “it”? As in, “if you like it then you should put a ring on it,” or some such nonsense? lol.

  47. Gail says:

    I hate to disillusion anyone, but most “singers” today are actually lip synching.

    Sorry to burst anyone’s bubble.

    These people are just performers, not singers. There is a big difference.

  48. Alexa says:

    I hope she is not lying …. this is horrible