After her performance, B reveals she and Jay-Z are expecting.
By Kelley L. Carter
Aug 28 2011 10:44 PM EDT - MTV News
After performing at the 2011 VMAs, Beyoncé Knowles unbuttoned her sparkly jacket and rubbed her belly -- announcing her pregnancy to the world. The camera then cut to Jay-Z and Kanye West in the audience and their over-the-top jubilant reaction.
Married to Jay for three years, the star has said time and time again that she planned on having a baby by the time she was 30; well, B turns 30 early next month.
The power couple tied the knot back in 2008 in a private ceremony at Jay-Z's New York apartment, and since then, there have been years of pregnancy rumors that they've shot down.
In June, the singer told CNN interviewer Piers Morgan that she wanted to get pregnant.
"I feel like a woman. I feel like I'm very aware of who I am. I feel great and I feel like 30 is the ideal age [to start a family], because you're mature enough to know who you are and to have your boundaries and your standards, and not be afraid, too polite -- but you're young enough to be a young woman," she said. "I'm so looking forward to it."
The singer added, "I always said I'd have a baby at 30. But I also said I'm going to retire at 30. ... Only God knows."
In that same interview, Beyoncé talked about her husband.
"Jay and I have kind of made a decision that we want to be known for our music and not our relationships or scandals. But he is amazing," she said. "I definitely had a very natural friendship and connection with him. We've been together for a very long time and I'm very happy. Love is the foundation of everything, everything I do. My music is inspired by love -- from my family, my husband, my sister."
No word on when the baby is due.
Beyonce, Jay Z Celebrate VMA Baby News Backstage
B gathers with well-wishers -- including her Destiny's Child girls and Kanye -- declaring 'I'm free!' after onstage pregnancy reveal.
Aug 29 2011 2:11 AM EDT - MTV News
When B unbuttoned her sparkly jacket and rubbed her belly with a knowing smile, (pictured above) after which the camera panned to a visibly elated Jay-Z and Kanye West cheering from the audience, (pictured below) the Nokia Theatre was bursting with warm and fuzzy well-wishes for the soon-to-be parents. And that very public moment of celebration was just the beginning.
When Beyoncé returned backstage to her dressing room, she was greeted by a team of people who enveloped the visibly happy star with hugs, cheers and congratulations.
"I'm free!" she said to one of the well-wishers, indicating that she and Jay are thrilled to not have to keep such a big secret any longer. "We're all free!" she said to the group.
A few minutes after her arrival backstage, she was joined by her husband, a very excited West (whose first words upon entering the dressing-room area were "Where is Beyoncé?" as if he could not wait to give B a huge hug) and her former Destiny's Child ladies, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Even with the doors to their dressing rooms closed, the applause and whoops of joy could be heard everywhere backstage.
"That was an eventful night, to say the least," Jay, still smiling, said to some of the revelers in the hallway, who continued to shower him with congratulations and hugs.
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Mad Speculation Sunday, August 28, 2011:
EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that Warner Bros was hoping to start production on Clint Eastwood’s musical remake of A Star Is Born as early as February 2012. But now insiders tell me it “could push” because Beyoncé announced her pregnancy tonight at MTV’s VMAs.-By NIKKI FINKE | Sunday August 28, 2011 @ 9:40pm PDT, Deadline.com
Cool Black's Mad Commentary: As I posted here Clint Eastwood is indeed reportedly signed to direct this picture and Beyoncé is reportedly still supposed to star. I keep saying reportedly because these things are subject to change especially in Hollywood. Directors and stars leave pictures all the time and until Principal Photography (when the film actually starts shooting) has begun or even wrapped (some stars leave a project days or even weeks into shooting). As Deadline.com also reported “The project, which has been at WB [Warner Brothers] for several years, has generated talk of pairing Beyoncé with Will Smith and with Christian Bale and with lots of other leading men.” I won’t put any concrete merit until at least the helming studio (WB) have a official Press Release.
Beyonce's pregnant belly, Jay-Z's grin set Twitter record on VMA night
By Mikey O'Connell-Zap2It
August 30, 2011 8:57 AM ET
If you were excited to see Beyonce acknowledge her undercover bun in the oven at the end of her performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, you weren't alone. Twitter confirms the moment prompted the site's most ever tweets-per-second.
Twitter confirms the barrage, which came as Beyonce opened her tuxedo top to rub her belly as a proud husband Jay-Z was congratulated by Kanye West, topped out at 8,868 Tweets per second.
That number topped previous Twitter records set by Women's World Cup soccer, the royal wedding and the death of Osama bin Laden.
The tweets didn't stop there, either. In a release (via Lost Remote), MTV claims more than 3 million VMA-related tweets went out during the broadcast.
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