Babyoncé confusion reigns! On Friday, E! News reported that Beyoncé and Jay-Z were expecting their second child citing multiple trustworthy sources. The report appeared to confirm rumors that had been building in the less-confirmation-dependent zone of the Internet ever since Queen B wore a dress cinched high above her waist at a New York gala earlier this month. The speculation accelerated when Mrs. Knowles-Carter canceled a May 14 show in Belgium citing dehydration and exhaustion.
The only problem: According to Hot 97, Jay-Z has denied reports that he and Beyoncé are expecting a second child. The New York radio station reported this morning that Jay, responding to a congratulatory e-mail, wrote back: “It’s not true. The news is worse than blogs.” Blue Ivy’s sibling might not be on the way just yet, after all.
Still due to be born soon, though, as far as we know, is Beyoncé’s forthcoming album. She has performed new song “Grown Woman” live and offered peek after peek. But her reps have gone to bizarre lengths to control photographs of the singer, a situation that prompted Garbage’s Shirley Manson to launch some on-the-money criticisms.
Look, Beyoncé has only tweeted four times and she has more than 8 million followers — almost as many as MTV, CNN, and The New York Times. She and Jay-Z are entitled to their privacy, of course. But they’re bigger than “the news,” and it’s disingenuous for them to pretend otherwise.