Beyonce had a visible baby bump at this year’s MTV VMA show, but was it a prosthetic?
She and husband, Jay-Z announced they were expecting a child– Beyonce shared the news on the black carpet and posed for pictures holding her bump. But this week, rumor has it, Beyonce was actually wearing a prosthetic pregnant belly to the awards show.
It all started when photos of the singer, post-VMAs, surfaced showing Beyonce with less of a bulging belly. MediaTakeOut took note of the differing belly sizes and posted before and after photos, reporting that although Beyonce is pregnant, she’s not in her second trimester as her belly portrayed at the VMAs, instead she’s only a little more than eight-weeks pregnant.
The photos of the 29-year-old singer leave the use of a prosthetic belly a possibility, but what would make a singer wear a fake bump? To add drama and possibly boost album sales– She just released an album in June and her hubby released on in August.
Beyonce’s pregnancy added quite the amount of drama to the awards show. According to the Associated Press, her pregnant performance at the MTV Video Music Awards sparked a Twitter record– When Beyonce performed that Sunday night, there were 8,868 tweets per second and Twitter said that rate was a record for the service.
Beyonce performed in a tuxedo outfit and at the end, took a moment to unbutton her bejeweled blazer and rubbed her belly as the audience applauded. Proud pop-to-be Jay-Z applauded for his wife and got a hug from Kanye West.