News: Beyonce Confronts Fake Baby Bump & Pregnancy Rumors, "It Wasn't Hurtful, It Was Just Crazy"
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 10:15AM
Grammy-winning singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter recently stepped forward to speak on battling fake pregnancy rumors that stemmed from a peculiar baby bump incident last year, and discusses why the surrogate hype never fazed her.
Rather than take the accusations seriously, Bey played them off as simply ludicrous.
But even PEOPLE's 2012 Most Beautiful Woman was caught off guard when, while pregnant with her first child, whispers started swirling that she and husband Jay-Z had settled on a surrogate to carry their daughter. "That was crazy. It wasn't hurtful, it was just crazy," the songstress, 30, tells PEOPLE. "[I thought] 'Where did they come up with this?'" But perhaps the person most affected by the surrogacy speculation was not the expectant mom herself, but rather her own mother, Tina Knowles. "I thought it was very unfair and very cruel that someone would think that someone would be that diabolical to keep up a charade like that for nine months," she says. "As a mother it was painful for me to hear the crazy rumors. And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous." (People)
Last December, Bey also waved off the fake pregnancy gossip.
"You know, there are certain things that's so far [from the truth], it doesn't even upset you. My mother? She's like, 'Nobody's talking about my grandbaby! My grandbaby's not ever here yet. I'm like, 'Calm down mom, it's okay. It's really silly.' 'I don't like it!,' and I'm like, 'Calm down.' So my mom is really protective and so is my sister. But I'm cool and it's so ridiculous and over the top." ("20/20")
In mid-October, Beyonce's representative slammed rumors claiming the 30 year-old star was faking her pregnancy.
Beyoncé's publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure was quick to shoot down the conspiracy theories of the masses, telling E! News that sites and rumors suggesting that Jay-Z's better half is wearing a prosthetic or otherwise faking her baby bump are "foolish." (E! Online)
Speculation of a possible hoax emerged online last fall following an Australian pop culture talk show interview.
During a recent interview with Australian talk show "Sunday Night HD," the singer's burgeoning belly puzzled viewers when it appeared to have collapsed in size as she slowly sat down in her seat. The clip has sparked a frenzy of speculations, ranging from rumors that Beyonce is wearing a prosthetic bump to claims that she is faking the pregnancy entirely. Another explanation for the bizarre sight could be blamed on the material of the singer's dress. (New York Daily News)
Check out formerly pregnant Beyonce below: