When we imagine Jay-Z and Beyonce‘s parenting style, we picture a lot of platinum-encrusted diapers, Pegasus rides and, of course, that million dollar minivan. Jay-Z, however, pictures himself repeating his own father’s mistake of walking out on the family. “It makes me a little paranoid because no matter what, I don’t think any person, or any male, goes into a relationship thinking that they’re going to leave or wouldn’t be there,” Hov told People at GQ‘s Men of the Year party last night. “I think the circumstances a lot of times dictates things, right?” The fact that Jay-Z is even worried about bringing his paternal A-game suggests that he’ll be an excellent pop. Plus, if not Beyonce will literally do the “Run The World (Girls)” dance on his face.
Despite his prenatal fears, the rapper seems secure in his knowledge that he will make an appropriately awesome father for Babyonce. “I come from a real place where you had to be a highly principled person,” he explained, “so, I’m pretty confident that I’ll figure it out.” Oh, and it turns out we were wrong about those diapers. They wouldn’t be platinum. “No, leather!” Jay-Z joked. And…we’ve seamlessly fit that detail into the fantasy. Back to the minivan!
This has been a year for huge weddings. (Or a huge year for weddings?) There was the royal one across the pond, the royal “fairytale” of Kris and Kim, and of course, Bella and Edward’s long-awaited walk down the aisle this week. But remember back when music’s Queen B and one half of the Throne tied the knot in almost-secret three years ago? Pregnancy seems to have made Beyonce less shy about her private life. Among the many home videos showing B’s absolutely amazing life that accompany the video of her live performance of “I Was Here” at Roseland Ballroom in August, there is a quick glimpse of her in the gown. Even all grainy, with B clearly not wearing makeup, she is pretty stunning in the strapless, gathered dress. Maybe now that she’s shown this much, we can one day see the finished product? We’ll keep wishing, anyway.
Though some of us are old and long-married, we still enjoy a little fantasy gown shopping once in a while, so we’d like to ask …
And yeah, feel free to come back and vote after you’ve seen Breaking Dawn Part 1.
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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Like many young and growing families, Beyonce and Jay-Z have traded their flashy car for a safer, larger, and more practical mini-van. But unlike most other young families, the power couple shelled out a million dollars for it! Beyonce has been seen cruising around NYC in her new ride, a massive Mercedes luxury van pimped to the brim with all sorts of mind blowing necessities for the soon-to-be ‘rents. Jay insisted on installing a $150,000 sound system and plasma screen DirecTV for New York Nets/Dora The Explorer viewing, while Bey requested cream colored hand-stitched Italian leather upholstery. We guess baby spew comes off of leather a lot easier than fabric. The whip also has wifi capabilities, and even contains it’s own bathroom with a shower. So basically, there’s no reason to ever get out. Get pics and more under the jump!
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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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Jay-Z famously told us about his 99 problems, and it looks like a love child could be one of them. Although his wife Beyonce’s pregnancy will make him the most famous daddy in hip hop, rumors are circulating that the 41-year old already has a “secret son.” No, he didn’t pull an “Arnold,” but allegedly fathered a child nine years ago with Trinidad model Shenelle Scott, long before Bebe was his lady.
The report courtesy of Star Magazine reads more like an episode of Maury. Malik Sayeed believed he was the father of Shenelle’s baby, but took a paternity test at the advice of friends who had seen her hangin’ around with the rap star. “Everyone knew she was sleeping around and sleeping with Jay,” Malik’s father told Star. “There was a good chance it was his.” Malik got the test results back two weeks later, which revealed that the child was not his. But this was no time for the patented ‘Not-The-Father’ Dance. He immediately suspected Jay-Z, to whom the child bears an apparently striking resemblance.
But according to the source, Hova didn’t leave his kin out to dry. He apparently pays child support, as well as a lil something extra. “Shenelle told me that Jay-Z gave her $1 million to keep her mouth shut,” Malik’s father explained. “[She] took the money and bought herself a really nice house in Trinidad that the whole family lives in now.” So at least it sounds like a sorta happy ending at the end of this, right? At least for Malik and Shenelle. Not so much for Jay-Z and Beyonce, we’d imagine. The tale of the nine-year-old son would put his conception right around the time she and Jay-Z first began dating. This would understandably bring some friction to the Z household. Unless of course another one of Jay-Z’s problems is tabloids making up BS stories about him. In which case it’s probably all good in their hood.
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You know that Coco Chanel quote that goes something like, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off?” If the one thing is an abdomen-concealing front bustle, maybe, possibly, you should consider another ensemble all together. Beyonce visited New York Fashion Week today with sister Solange in a Vera Wang beige leather minidress that might best be described as business up top, sea sponge on the bottom. As for Beyonce’s baby bump, the dress manages to both draw your eye directly to her midsection, then force you to look immediately away in confusion. Don’t get us wrong; Beyonce could wear stirrup pants and a fanny pack and still be the most stunning person, pregnant or otherwise, at those runway shows. In fact, we wish she would so that we could get away with wearing them. We just wonder how many dozens upon dozens of designer dresses Bey passed over in favor of…a skirt-shaped loofah?
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Parents-to-be Jay-Z and Beyonce were in high spirits as they watched Novak Djokovic defeat Rafael Nadal to win the US Open. A day after wearing a FDNY hat to the NY Jets game, proud New Yorker Jay-Z donned a police badge patch at the tennis match. The giddy duo gazed adoringly at each other and laughed with fellow fans. We can’t get enough of the clearly “Crazy In Love” couple. [Photo: Getty Images]
Despite initial reports that her pregnancy wouldn’t stop her from Moonwalking, Beyonce has apparently pulled out of the high profile Michael Jackson tribute concert this October. Bebe was supposed to have her spot beamed in live via satellite to the concert arena in Cardiff, Wales, but a source tells RadarOnline that this is sadly no longer the case. Instead she will be offering up a ”a special contribution on video.” No word yet on why the singer had to take a downgrade, but we’re guessing it’s pregnancy related. But fans who already have tickets to the sold out gig probably aren’t too bummed. They still have performances from Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Gladys Knight, Ne-Yo and Smokey Robinson to look forward to!
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The always-glamorous, ever-on-point, momma-to-be Beyonce turns 30 today and has the superstar ever looked better?! Somehow Jay-Z‘s lady just gets better with age. Don’t get us wrong — Bey’s always had a taut tummy and bangin’ gams, but what she chooses to cover her lady bits with has evolved greatly. Long gone are the days of bandana tops and camo bikinis; now they’ve been replaced by sexy ensembles of glitz, glam and unitards. To celebrate Queen B’s b-day, let’s reminisce over her Top 30 Hottest Looks ever. You’re likely not ready for this jelly. [Photos: Getty Images]