Beyoncé rep defends baby bump

    Beyoncé sat down with Australia’s “Sunday Night” to discuss her career, but eyes were focused on her baby bump that many have suggested is a fake.

    Those claims are “stupid, ridiculous and false,” Bey’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure told

    When Bey first revealed her pregnancy at this year’s MTV VMAs, the bump was very obvious, especially in the orange one-shoulder gown she wore on the red carpet.

    Days later, photos of Beyoncé in a bikini seemed to show a smaller baby bump than what was seen at the awards show, prompting some to wonder whether she’d worn a prosthetic belly to make her stomach appear more prominent.

    No matter how big or small her stomach is, Beyoncé revealed on Australia’s “Sunday Night” that she is five months pregnant. Her baby is due in February 2012.

    On the show, Bey said this is the right time for her to start her family.

    "My husband and I have been together for 10 years, all of my 20s, since I was 20, and I just feel like it’s time," she said. "I’m very grateful that God has blessed me with the biggest gift any human being can have. And I think because I’ve accomplished a lot of things for myself and I really know who I am…if there was any time, right now is the time. I’m so happy."

    In addition to a bun in the oven, 2011 also brought new management for Beyoncé, who split from her dad professionally and is now running things herself.

    “A real change meant separating from him. It was scary, but it empowered me," she said.

    Beyoncé also talked about her year off and how Michael Jackson influenced her life. Watch.


    What do you think? Does Bey’s bump look fake to you? Does it matter? Leave your comments below.


    —Tracy L. Scott




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