UPDATE: And FatBellyBella has responded to the rumors. She didn’t speak on why she was rubbing her stomach in the Instagram clip she shared, but she made it clear in hilarious fashion that she’s not pregnant:
And there you have it.
Could Erykah Badu be expecting again?
That is the question some people are asking after the 47-year-old posted a video of herself rubbing on her bare stomach this week.
It all started with Badu posted up in a parking lot, showing off her always colorful and distinctive sense of style. She does all of this to the sounds of Shabazz Palaces’ “A Mess…” Now, one member of Shabazz Palaces is Ishmael Butler, the former Digable Planets star who shares a child with singer Coko Clemons. Badu captioned the clip, “Ishhues wit trust,” and at one point in it, the words “She love you Ish” flash in front of the screen.
Now, this could all mean absolutely nothing, but followers were quick to notice that she rubbed her stomach more than once and immediately asked if she was with child.
“Did I just see what I think I saw???” asked one fan.
“Wow, So is this indicative of you being pregnant by @shabazzpalaces ???” asked another.
“You rubbed your belly 2x’s whats going on” said another follower.
An IG user who commented quite a few times seemed confident that Badu is pregnant, even identifying Butler’s daughter and saying that she could further confirm that “they’re dating and she’s pregnant by him @shabazzpalaces.”
If she is pregnant, it wouldn’t be a shock. She is currently touring, and Badu told The Guardian earlier this year that she has spent most of her time on the road taking care of children.
“I don’t know life [on the road] without children,” she said. “Baduizm came out in February 1997, I got pregnant in March 1997. So I’ve been pregnant or breast-feeding or with a new baby since the very beginning, and I was determined to use my energy to build something and I just take it one moment at a time.”
Of course, Badu hasn’t confirmed or denied anything just yet, but she likely will sooner than later. The last time the mother of three faced pregnancy rumors in 2015, she responded in only the way she can:
But Queen Badu isn’t the only celeb woman who has been surrounded by pregnancy rumors. And while we don’t know the status of these rumors for the “Honey” singer just yet, we know that after being hounded about it, these nine other ladies are not expecting (right now that is).
After appearing to have a bump of sorts during she and Jay Z’s second On the Run tour experience, Bey shut down rumors that she was pregnant by reminding everyone, little belly and all, she’s “flawless.”