The "Single Ladies" singer is pregnant.
Beyoncé held her belly as she arrived at the Video Music Awards Sunday wearing a long, red dress, quite the opposite of her normal midriff-baring stage costumes.
When addressing photographers on the red carpet, Beyoncé said, "I have a surprise!" People reported.
Beyoncé's rep later confirmed the news to the magazine. "I'm happy to say it's true," the rep said, according to People.
Beyoncé also acknowledged that she was with child during her performance of "Love On Top." During the intro of the song she said she wanted the audience to "feel the love that's growing inside of me." And after she finished singing the song, she dropped her microphone, popped open her purple sequined tuxedo jacket, poked out her stomach, then rubbed it and smiled. Onlookers, Jay-Z and Kanye jumped up and down in excitement (see video below).
In a June interview special on "Piers Morgan Tonight," Beyoncé said she looked forward to parenthood.
"I always said I would have a baby at 30," said the singer whose 30th birthday is September 4.
Apparently, Beyoncé's husband Jay-Z has also had children on his mind. He and Kanye rapped about fatherhood on "New Day" from their new album, "Watch The Throne."Beyoncé and Jay-Z wed in April 2008.