“That’s probably the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard, and the fact that people were really like running with that and running up with it and had follow up stories… At first I thought it was one of those ‘get press’ things…then I was slowly like, ‘Y’all believe this!’” Jay said on “The Breakfast Club” radio show.
After publicly announcing her pregnancy during an MTV awards show, rumors began and many questioned whether Beyoncé was actually carrying her child or whether she’d secretly hired a surrogate. The gossip continued after a televised interview in which many believed they saw her baby bump “collapse” as she took a seat for the one-on-one.
Jay said the worst part about the gossip was that it took some of the joy away from what should is normally one of the happiest times in a woman’s life.
“That’s messed up because the time when you’re supposed to be most joyous and you got life in you and the whole thing. It’s supposed to be a joyous time for you to have to deal with that–whether you say you care about it or not–it’s annoying, and you shouldn’t have really to deal with it as a human being, but that’s the position that we’re in,” he said.
Similar rumors have circulated since with media outlets speculating pregnancies twice since Blue Ivy was born.
The most recent occurred when Bey showed up to the MET gala in a gown that protruded a bit around the mid section. Jay denied that she was pregnant, but it wasn’t until he and Beyoncé shared a photo of her drinking wine that people accepted that she was not expecting baby No. 2.
“It doesn’t matter how many times you [refute or confirm a story],’ people gonna believe what they want to believe anyway. So, why waste my time,” he said.
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