It has been one heck of a 2011 for Beyonce. She dropped her fourth studio album, 4, released over five music videos, performed at numerous award shows, joined Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to end childhood obesity and … hmm, what are we missing? Oh, yeah, she made a little Babyonce! (Forgive us, we’re exhausted just typing all of that out.) It’s safe to say that Bey has had a pretty spectacular year both personally and professionally, and she managed to accomplish it all with style and grace. We are nearly paralyzed with awe, but we managed to mobilize enough to gather 30 of her most fabulous and stunning looks from 2011. There is nothing this talented woman can’t do, and do simultaneously. Check out shots of B before the bump and pics of her fiercely rocking her new addition!
Beyonce tends to be quiet about her personal bidness (remember that whole secret wedding thing? We know), which is why hearing her squeak out about her ever-expanding baby bump is extra adorable. Could someone please make a dance remix of Bey’s “Oh, baby!” riff from this behind-the-scenes footage from her Live at Roseland: Elements of 4 DVD? Holding up the New York Daily News from September 23, the “Love on Top” singer is practically swooning. “Right now, I’m actually shooting the video,” Beyonce explains. “And I’m six months pregnant, pretending that my stomach is flat in bodysuits!” At least until she turned sideways that is. Then BAM! Fetus fierceness.
In addition to being so cute we can barely stand it, Bey’s video made us realize that she truly has been an expert at playing down the size of her bump. Whether using sparkles, miniskirts or good old fashioned black leggings, Bey kept her belly under wraps until very recently, at which time Babyonce simply refused to be denied (we’re assuming).
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Someone start welding a teeny tiny metal bustier, because if Kelly Rowland is correct, we have proof positive that Beyonce’s baby is a girl. “I have no idea what I’m going to buy Beyonce at the baby shower because Jay is going to buy that little girl every single thing possible,” Rowland told Bang Showbiz. “She won’t be spoilt but she will be very well looked-after.” Did we or did we not call it with our fantasy registry? Now to send out those fantasy Evites and papier mache that fantasy baby duckling pinataâ€¦
In Touch had previously reported that Babyonce is a girl, but Bey’s former Destiny Child‘s bandmate would be the first person in the know to actually confirm it. Joked Rowland, “I’ll be on hand for babysitting duties and I’m actually very good with messy diapers!” Kelly had better hope Beyonce wanted everyone to know about her daughter just yet. If not, someone is going to get mowed down by one exorbitantly expensive maternity van.
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Sure, anything you buy Babyonce will inevitably end up covered in liquefied carrots, but don’t you want her to look fabulous underneath all that? InTouch is reporting today that Beyoncé’s baby is allegedly a girl. “Beyoncé is thrilled she’s having a daughter,” their source claims. “She and her mother are so close, and she’s wanted to have that relationship with her own child.” Speaking of Tina Knowles, you know that baby already has an enviable House of Dereon wardrobe at the ready, but what other fabulous (tiny) frocks can you bestow on little Bey?
Luckily Nathalie Moureto of NYC’s Spring Flowers has some suggestions as to what an A-list newborn should be rocking this spring: “As the daughter of a stylish and fashion-forward mom, Beyoncé’s baby girl would be dressed in Fleurisse,” she says. “We would suggest the adorable leopard print silk bubble and matching hat for baby’s first holiday in the sun, gorgeous taffeta dresses for special occasions and chic street wear such as soft leggings and print blouse for running around NYC with mom and dad. Beyonce’s little girl is sure to turn heads wherever she goes.” If you’re looking for other options, Spring Flower also has baby Dior. Baby. Dior. As if Jay-Z‘s babe would wear anything less.
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If we haven’t made it explicitly clear yet, if and when we get pregnant we are going to rock sweatpants and a greasy ponytail until we can squeeze that sucker out. Because that is our right. Beyonce‘s pregnant and she somehow keeps. getting. flyer. New Beyonce photos show Bey out in New York City today, rocking new blond blunt-cut bangs, burgeoning baby bump and, we’re assuming, banging baby bangs. Well, maybe not that last one. Though..if any fetus was able to grow fierce hair, you know it would be Babyonce.
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Rumors about Beyoncé’s fake baby bump are greatly exaggerated, according to the “Countdown” singer’s rep Yvette Noel-Schure, who told ABC that speculation from those doubting the size, consistency and contents of Bey’s abdomen was “stupid, ridiculous and false.” It is also “everywhere” as far as we can tell, spread by many who have peeped the video that started the scuttlebutt.
Buzz about the state of Babyonce began when Bey stopped by the Australian show Sunday Night HD this week for an interview. Video of Bey taking her seat shows her midsection crumpling in a seemingly un-fetus-filled way. While we for one can’t say what had her middle looking like a deflated basketball (like every dress should fit like a wet suit when you’re pregnant?), we’re inclined to agree with Ms. Noel-Schure. Not only has Beyoncé popped up around town looking consistently pregnant, we can’t even imagine why she would go through the trouble of stuffing her bump. After watching the video, what do you think?
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Ah, the eternal conundrum that is Kanye West! Dripping with gold chains, Kanye visited Occupy Wall Street with Russell Simmons in New York today, taking a break from shopping with Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Babyonce at Intermix to do so. Or maybe Kanye took a break from protesting to go shopping. It’s that optical illusion of the old woman or the young girl; in reality, both answers are correct.
“I just walked @kanyewest thru the #occupywallstreet. I love how sweet and tolerant he was to the crowd,” Russell tweeted, which we assume means Kanye didn’t yank a megaphone out of anyone’s hand to explain how he’ll let Anonymous finish, but the Tiananmen Square protest of 1989 was the one of the best protests of all time. Of all time!
[Photo: Russell Simmons' Twitter]