Is Beyoncé with child?
Rumors of the superstar singer's pregnancy reached a fever pitch today with E! News reporting that she is expecting her second child with husband Jay-Z.
The rumors began to circulate this week after the ESSENCE Festival suddenly canceled her first of two concerts in Antwerp, Belgium on Tuesday. She blamed her absence on dehydration and exhaustion. Shortly after the announcement, she posted a handwritten note saying she has never postponed a show in her life and promised to make it up to her fans.
She did just that the following night when she took the stage against doctors' orders. She told thousands of screaming fans, "My doctors told me not to perform tonight, but there was no way in the world. I just have to say that you all have given me so much inspiration. And I just want to thank you guys."
Beyoncé recently told ABC News that 15-month-old daughter Blue Ivy needs "more company." "I definitely love being a big sister," she added. "At some point… when it's supposed to happen."
The couple's mogul friend Russell Simmons congratulated the couple via Twitter saying, "Congratulations Jay-Z & Beyoncé."