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Beyonce: New Music, Blue Ivy and Baby Rumors

Whether she likes it or not, Beyonce’s every move is national news. The latest dose of celebrity gossip was heaped when photos surfaced of what appeared to be a baby bump while the superstar performer was on stage during a stop on her world tour. Immediately the thought of a second Beyonce pregnancy sent the internet into overdrive! Over the past two weeks the baby rumors have been non-stop – literally! In the last update, Jay-Z reportedly shut down the rumors. According to US Weekly,

In a Monday, May 20 broadcast that was videotaped for a YouTube clip, a DJ told listeners that the hip-hop mogul, 43, emailed program director Ebro Darden to say that “the pregnancy rumor is false.”

“I hit him to say congratulations, send my love to the fam,” Darden revealed. The “Empire State of Mind” rapper told him “it’s not true,” Darden said. (A source close to the radio station confirms to Us Weekly that the email exchange took place.)

Meanwhile Beyonce and Jay-Z’s 1-year old daughter Blue Ivy is soaking up the experience of her first world tour. Bey shared the adorable photo of Blue sitting in her customized directors chair with her back turned, wearing a tutu skirt and ponytails (this should shut down the critics who are wailing for Bey to dress her daughter “more like a girl”)

Perhaps in a move to further quiet the baby rumors, Beyonce has released two records within the last 24 hours. According to Huff Post Black Voices, the first record “Grown Woman” was leaked although fans have been waiting with abated breath.

After first appearing in the singer’s Pepsi commercial, “Grown Woman” was slated for an April 8 release date. That day came and went with hardly a peep from Beyonce’s camp or label. Rumors that the singer couldn’t commit to a single ran wild as another song — “Standing in the Sun” — was teased in yet another ad, this time for H&M. Beyonce fans were left wondering if their idol had all but given up on her supposedly forthcoming album. After all, the number of missed opportunities was staggering: Beyonce performed at the Super Bowl, the inauguration and in two of the season’s biggest ad campaigns. Any one of those opportunities would have had another artist (like, say, Jennifer Lopez) throwing every workable piece of studio music at iTunes.

In any case, the song finally made its way online late Monday. It appears to have leaked, as it hasn’t been sent to iTunes yet. It’s likely that Beyonce still isn’t 100 percent ready for you to hear it, but sometimes the art speaks for itself, it seems.

Listen to “Grown Woman” below.

Another record released today features Beyonce. The track “Turnt” is lead by Dream, a long time collaborator of the Houston native and also features rapper 2 Chainz. Listen below:

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