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Beyonce is really letting up on the Blue Ivy ban the media seemed to be under when she first welcomed her daughter into the world. Over the weekend, the singer uploaded this sweet pic of her and her and one-year-old Blue sharing some quality mother-daughter time — in a jacuzzi with a fly pair of shades and pendant earrings no less.
The image was posted to Bey’s Tumblr in the “my life” section which has grown remarkably more intimate since it’s launch in April 2012. Looking at other pics Beyonce posted, this candid also suggests Bey is sending a message that it’s just mommy and Blue right now because if there’s any way there’s a baby behind those remarkably flat abs, we all might as well leave work for the day and run to our nearest gym for an all-inclusive membership.
Whatever the purpose, this is likely the most serene and beautifully understated image you’ll witness this Monday morning, so enjoy! Oh and check out the other envy-inducing images Bey posted of her insanely toned physique below. Think it’s safe to say she won’t be having a baby any time soon!
A while ago, we showed you the Mommy-Daughter director’s chairs Beyonce was taking on tour with her. Now, there’s a little one filling that seat. On her personal Tumblr, Beyonce recently posted an image of Blue Ivy in her big girl chair.
One year old Blue looks adorable in her tutu, t-shirt and plaits. Judging by the toys scattered around on the floor, we’re sure that she’s being quite entertained as she’s traveling the world with Momma Bey.
If the pregnancy rumors are true; (and I hope they aren’t because I have tickets to August’s show), they’ll either have to add another chair to the cargo or fold that one up while Beyonce returns home to give birth.
Either way, the cuteness from this little one is more than enough to handle.
This past weekend E! News set media outlets ablaze when they reported that Beyoncé’s pregnancy had been confirmed by a solid source from the singer’s camp. Even hip-hop Russell Simmons appears to have fallen victim to the speculations, offering Jay and Bey congrats on their pregnancy, but Jay is urging everyone not to believe the hype. Well, at least that’s what Hot 97′s program director Ebro Darden says. According to Ebro, when he reached out to Jay via e-mail over the weekend to offer his well wishes regarding the new baby, Jay revealed that there is no new baby!
“Well, I emailed Jay-Z [to congratulate him] and then he hit me back and said ‘It’s not true.’ Like literally, it had to be Saturday afternoon, so it had been a whole 24 hours of it’s true,” Ebro revealed on air.
When asked by his morning show co-host Cipha Sounds what Jay’s exact response was, Ebro responded:
“‘It’s not true, the news is worse than blogs,’ so no baby yet.”
“That’s what the email account said unless he’s been cat fishing me the whole time [laughs] for the last five years,” he added.
As a respected New York-based hip-hop radio station, it’s unlikely that Ebro would put his station’s credibility on the line by misquoting Jay-Z or going off of hearsay. But, I supposed we’ll have to sit back and watch how it all plays out.
Check out footage of Ebro’s revelation on the next page.
‘He’s A Great Dad:’ Jay-Z’s Mom Talks About Her Son As A Father, And What She’s Learned From Blue Ivy
While we wait to figure out whether or not Jay-Z will be a daddy a second time around, Us Weekly spoke with his mother, Gloria Carter, about how he’s faring as a daddy of one little lady so far. While at an event for the Shawn Carter Foundation over the weekend, which helps provide students with lower GPAs the opportunity to afford college, Carter spoke openly about how impressed she is with her son’s parenting skills and the impact Blue has had on him.
“It warms my heart to see how he interacts with his daughter. And when she says, ‘Papa,’ he just melts. He’s a great dad.”
And she’s not a bad grandma herself. Carter also said that she thinks Jay and Beyoncé do want more children, but so far, what she likes best about being a grandmother to Blue is that she can spend all time she likes with her…and then give her back:
“The amazing thing about being a grandmother is that you go get the kids, but when you’re tired, you can take them home!
And the funniest part of the interview came when she discussed how the 16-month-old is starting to learn what certain words mean, and that when she’s tired of being around certain people, like grandmother Carter, she dismisses them in only the way a toddler could:
“She’s very very smart. But [the TV show Babies Choice] teaches the babies that when you say hello, that means you’re going to be around. But when you say, ‘bye bye,’ it means you’re going to disappear. So when you’re around her, when she looks at you and she’s tired of you, she looks at you and she says, ‘bye bye!’ So with me I’m like, ‘No bye bye! No bye bye!’”
She’s too grown already, and we love it!
Should You Believe The Hype? Rumors Swirl As The New York Post Reports That Beyoncé Is Expecting Again…
It’s this particular photo of Beyoncé on stage in London for the Mrs. Carter World Tour, reaching out to Blue Ivy in her sparkly blue jumpsuit, that has people talking. From the angle that the picture was taken, a few different sites and publications have speculated that the mother of one, could soon become a mother of two, and The New York Post is running with the story.
Multiple sources told us after the Met Gala last week that the singer, who is currently in the middle of a world tour, is pregnant. Bey wore a Givenchy gown with a high, belted waist that carefully camouflaged her midsection, but pictures have emerged on blogs of what looks like a baby bump from recent tour dates. Last week Beyoncé, who gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy in January 2012, gave an interview to ABC’s “GMA,” where she said, “I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being a big sister.” But she came short of saying when that would occur: “At some point, when it’s supposed to happen.”
For a long while there, before Bey announced that she was pregnant in 2011 at the MTV VMAs, every other week magazines and entertainment shows were asking whether or not she was pregnant, and for the longest time, the answer was always no. But nowadays, anything is possible. If the rumors of another baby on the way could be true, it would be an interesting time for such a thing to happen, considering she just started her world tour and there’s no sign of it ending until early September. Then again, I had the opportunity to watch her in concert while she was promoting 4 in August of 2011, and I had no inkling that the singer was with child, though she wasn’t dancing as much as usual, and her costume was much looser than usual.
But as always, we’ll have to wait and see if this information is true or false, because we know that if it’s factual, her team, aka The Beyoncé Machine, will find an elaborate way to spill the beans. But a possible post-eating looking belly and a high-waisted skirt aren’t really convincing us…yet.
What do you think?
Whether you’re a member of the BeyHive or you could use a little less Beyonce in your life, you have to admit that the girl works hard. In between her sold out shows in London, a hoarse sounding Beyonce sat down to talk to “Good Morning America” correspondent, Amy Robach, about the controversy surrounding her recent anniversary trip to Cuba, her role as Blue Ivy’s protector and enjoying the simple things like press on nails.
Check out the excerpts below.
Her trip to Cuba
“It was such a beautiful trip; I met some incredible children, visited some incredible entrepreneurs, I learned so much about so many people and the country and it was actually quite shocking.”The simple things
“At the end of the day, you’re the same exact person. I still like the simple things. I have on my press on nails right now.I just feel like you know at the end of the day, my goals and my dreams are the same. I just want happiness, I want great friends and great family.”
Blue Ivy and plans to have more kids
“I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely loved being a big sister. At some point when it’s supposed to happen. My biggest job in the world is to protect my daughter. And I am very protective. I just want to make sure that she can have a healthy, safe normal life I feel really, really just lucky that I can still do what I love and have way bigger meaning. That’s to be her mother.”
On the next page, watch as Beyonce explains why her role as Queen Tara caused her to cry.
Aren’t you glad it’s too warm — and Blue Ivy’s too big — for papa Jay and mama Bey to hide her under blankets anymore? Sounds creepy, we know, but we just love seeing the chubby cheeked heir to the Carter throne so much we can’t hide it. And neither can the paparazzi — even though they have different motives. Regardless, we’re glad they caught this footage of the adorable 16-month-old playing around in a Paris restaurant with Beyonce and Jay-Z last week.
Looking like she grew a full foot since we last saw her, the little one seemed oblivious to all the cameras outside the Septime restaurant watching her every move. When all was said and done, she pretty much only had eyes for daddy. Check out the video above. Isn’t she growing so fast??
Over the past few years, we have been allowed to enter the Queen Bey’s Hive. Through Beyoncé’s social media accounts, we are able to scroll through her most priceless moments with family, stunning performances, and selfies. Like all of us, Beyoncé controls how she wants to appear to her audience. Therefore, when Beyoncé banned independent photographers from her Mrs. Carter tour, I didn’t understand why people began to ask: “Is Beyoncé not secure in the skin she’s in?” When what we should be asking ourselves is: As consumers (and human beings), do we allow others the same non-judgmental agency when controlling their Internet personas?
“Beyoncé may run the world, but the diva is going to extremes to have some serious control over her internet personification. The decision was indubitably prompted by this year’s Super Bowl fiasco, after Buzzfeed published unflattering photos that propelled Beyoncé’s publicist to issue an emailed request for removal. Instead of taking the pictures down or replacing them, the site reposted the images and the email with the headline: “The ‘Unflattering’ Photos Beyoncé’s Publicist Doesn’t Want You to See.” Visitors of Buzzfeed are familiar with the comedic and playful tone to the popular site, but Bey wasn’t laughing.”
Yes, people are interested in a Beyoncé who does not “wall” herself in, at her convenience. We want to see those stank-faces while she is dancing so we can feel the passion, blood, sweat, and tears of every practice session that make her concerts so noteworthy. But if she is not comfortable with sharing a less than flattering picture of herself, can we find it in ourselves to let her live? If a friend uploads an undesirable photo of you on a social network, you would want it to be removed. “Take away the power to un-tag and how many women would be orchestrating an online petition to permanently ban Facebook from ever seeing the light of day?” When people become celebrities, do we set and require new societal expectations? Our implications show we demand total transparency from celebrities even if it is embarrassing because we are far removed from the actual life they live.
Beyoncé’s appearance of flawlessness has helped her brand come off as all-s*xy and all-sassy all the time, consistent, and never messy. With Beyoncé we know what we are paying for – her talents and not antics. Though her brand is constantly evolving, we must also remember her rise to fame did not occur during the social media age. “The Beyoncé we’ve come to know has constructed an entire empire based off of seeming perfection and trying to keep the focus on her music, her acting endeavors, her business ventures. She receives million dollar endorsements solely from her pristine beauty and body. I’m not sure how it feels to be labeled one of the most beautiful women in the world, but in addition to her already gargantuan self-standards, one can only imagine the pressure she’s put under. And her rule number one is to never let them catch you slipping. And we can all agree that the one thing Beyoncé demonstrates in her career is to “be a brand first, human second.”
Fans are always thirsty (even the anti-folks who go to every story about her to down her) for her to send out bow-down tweets to other artists or to hear the juicy, most intimate details of her marriage to Jay-Z. The want for Beyoncé to find the perfect medium between her private and public self for the entertainment of others is alarming. We tend to forget we all have inner-Beys. Privacy settings, makeup, and filters have allowed us to leverage between who we are and who we want to expose ourselves to. Are we really out here posting our bad photos and embarrassing ourselves through social media? Of course not–we want people to see us at our best. In reality we are controlling how our “audience” (aka, our friends, family and foes) views our authenticity just like Queen Bey. So what’s the problem?
It only took a year, but we finally see that baby ya’ll! This afternoon Twitter blew up with pics of little 1-year-old Blue Ivy, taken from a still of Beyonce and Jay-z’s baby girl in Bey’s documentary, Life is But a Dream, which airs on HBO tomorrow. No one would ever doubt who this little cutie’s parents are, as her upper half is the spitting image of mommy Baddie Bey and from the nose down she’s all the Jigga man. And look at this side-by-side of Beyonce as a little girl and Blue Ivy today…twinkies!
‘I Didn’t Know That I Would Gain 60 Pounds:’ Beyoncé Dishes On Little Known Details About Her Pregnancy And Love For Jay-Z
“Bey Day” is soon upon us. As international superstar, Beyoncé Knowles- Carter prepares for the airing of her HBO autobiographical documentary, Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream, in addition to her exclusive Oprah’s Next Chapter interview, which will air a mere one hour prior to the premiere of her documentary, more tantalizing tidbits from the highly anticipated interview leak into the media. In the latest news bit, Bey gushes to Oprah about how much she cherishes her relationship with husband, Jay-Z, as well as what it was like returning to work after giving birth to Blue Ivy, reports Necole Bitchie. Peep a few excerpts from the interview below.
On her love for hubby, Jay-Z:
“I would not be the woman I am, if I did not go home to that man. And it just gives me such a foundation. [He has helped me] On so many levels. We were friends first, for a year and half. Before we went on any date, on the phone for a year and a half. And that foundation is so important in a relationship. And just to have someone that you just like, is so important. And someone that is honest.”
On returning to work after giving birth:
“I did a show three months after giving birth, which was crazy. I had clearly never given birth, and I didn’t know that I would gain 60 pounds—57 pounds. I feel so fortunate to do my job. I love my job. I love singing. I love the way it feels.”
On things she had to endure to get where she is today:
“My life is a journey. … I had to go through my miscarriage, I believe I had to go through owning my company and managing myself … ultimately your independence comes from knowing who you are and you being happy with yourself.”
Check out a brief clip of the interview on the next page. Will you be watching Bey on Oprah’s Next Chapter and the premiere of her documentary when they air tomorrow?