Beyonce, using a visual aid to confirm her pregnancy. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Update, 10:37 p.m.: In case there was any doubt left, Beyonce closed her live performance during the VMAs by removing her blazer and revealing the stretchy panel in her maternity pants. Sasha Fierce is definitely having Jay-Z’s baby.

Watch her share what she calls “the love that’s growing inside of me” at the end of this live verson of “Love on Top”:

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Original post: Beyonce confirmed her pregnancy on the MTV Video Music Awards black carpet this evening.

Photos of the pop star embracing a baby bump circulated on Twitter during the VMA pre-awards show, and were then followed by a tweet from MTV: “OMG Beyonce just made a huge announcement on the #vma carpet! #baby!!!!”

Beyonce’s rep also confirmed the news to celeb gossip blog Just Jared.

This will be the first child for hip-hop power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z, who got married in 2008.

Beyonce’s fans were seemingly pleased, based on the congratulatory tweets that accompanied the news. Even more pleased? MTV, who can now boast that this major celebrity story broke at the VMAs.


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