News: Beyonce Breaks Silence On Hushed Pregnancy, "It Was Really Difficult To Conceal"
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 12:25PM
Grammy-winning singer Beyonce has addressed the hype surrounding her recently revealed pregnancy and how she managed to hide the news until her public announcement at last month's MTV Video Music Awards ceremony.
Beyonce said the biggest thing she has done as of late is begun shopping for clothes for expectant mothers.
"Actually I am having so much fun, it has been the most fun time now that it has been announced and I don't have to [hide it] ... it was really difficult to conceal, but now that I can be proud and excited about it I'm having so much fun shopping -- it's great," she explained in an interview. "My mother has always told me that beauty comes from within and what's exciting about being a woman is you can say today I feel like being, today I feel really conservative, today I'm feeling classy, today I am going on a date and I want to just be a showstopper and you know; there is this variety of beautiful clothes that can bring out whatever you feel inside but it comes from here and you should wear your clothes they shouldn't wear you." (Selfridges)
Prior to her remarks, producer/singer The-Dream spoke on Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z's excitement over their pregnancy.
The producer/songwriter tells Billboard.com that his good friends Jay-Z and Beyonce stay just as busy as he does -- which is why he's overjoyed that the couple is expecting their first child. "They're ecstatic, as well as they should be," says The-Dream of Jay-Z and Beyonce, who announced her pregnancy at the MTV Video Music Awards. "I love it for them because they work so hard. To start a family after you've worked so hard is great. It's great for her to be at a certain place in their life where she can say, 'Okay, cool. I've killed it for this many years, but let me do this.'" (Billboard)
Roc Nation protege J. Cole recently offered his take on the unexpected news.
"Somebody was like 'Beyonce pregnant?!' Then they showed the photo of her, I guess on the carpet with her hands on her stomach showing her baby bump. It was just instant smiles and instant disbelief or whatever but I was just telling somebody it feel like the whole world is having a baby right now. That's how ill it is," Cole said. "Not only are they huge celebrities but I feel like they did it right. They carried themselves in the public light right, they represent black people, right, correctly. So it's like the only thing we've seen like that is Will and Jada [Smith] but even they're a little more relevant to us, like immediately more relevant to our generation at least my generation so that's why it feels so important." (Bitchie TV)
Beyonce's pregnancy was also confirmed by her camp on the night of the MTV Video Music Awards last month.
B's got a bump! Superstar singer Beyonce dropped a red-carpet bombshell tonight when she suddenly announced that she's pregnant at an awards show. Beyonce, 29, dropped the news by cradling her stomach on the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards as photographers snapped away. Her rep told The Post she was "happy to confirm" the singer is indeed pregnant. It's the first child for the chart-topper, who is married to rapper Jay-Z. (New York Post)
Check out celebrities giving their reaction to Beyonce's pregnancy down below: