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Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Beyonce didn’t give post-pregnancy interview to Star U.K., says rep


Beyonce. (Kevin Winte - Getty Images)
Beyonce has not spoken publicly about her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, since the chart-topping infant was born in early January, according to her rep.

But Star U.K. insists otherwise. The British gossip magazine posted Tuesday what they claim is the first interview with the diva since she gave birth.

The quotes attributed to Beyonce in the piece are rather generic.

“Security was very tight, but not just for the sake of it, it was for the security of our daughter,” the magazine claims Beyonce said of the highly criticized security measures implemented at Lenox Hill Hospital during Blue Ivy’s birth. The singer said of husband Jay-Z, according to Star, “He would not have missed it [the birth] for anything. He is a very protective and loyal guy by nature.”

Despite these quotes sounding more than a little stilted, the interview was picked up by a number of outlets as legitimate.

When contacted by Access Hollywood, Beyonce’s rep said Star’s interview is “completely made up.”

A Star U.K. editor, however, stood by the story.

“We bought the interview from a reporter in the U.S. who conducted the interview with Beyonce before the birth,” the editor, who is not named, told Access Hollywood. “The reporter then obtained the ‘top-up’ info after the birth, which we believe to have been signed off by a girl on her LSM team.”

Request for comment from a Star editor has not been returned.

Sometime after Access Hollywood posted their story Tuesday evening, the interview’s original URL was taken down and now leads to a missing page.

In other news that appears to be made up, it seems Jay-Z has not sworn off use of the B-word expletive now that Blue Ivy has arrived, as a poem attributed to the rapper and posted to RollingOut.com claimed. A source close to Jay-Z told E! that he is not the author of a poem. Roots drummer Questlove confirmed this in a tweet.

By  |  08:32 AM ET, 01/18/2012

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