Over the past few months, Beyonce has had the press going bonkers as her ‘baby bump’ fluctuated in size every time she stepped out and about. Wild rumors of her faking her pregnancy have continued to circulate the internet as well as speculations that she wears a prosthetic belly to create the illusion that she is more pregnant than what she really is. The saga continued last week after Beyonce released a video that was filmed in September that stated she was ‘6 months pregnant‘ at the time, which means that her due date would be earlier than the February date that was originally reported when she interviewed with Australia’s Sunday Night.
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This Friday, ABC’s 20/20 will air Beyonce’s sit down with Katie Couric at 10pm. During the intimate sit down, Beyonce addresses the rumors of her baby bump as well as the reason she wants to keep her due date a secret. She reveals that it all comes down to wanting her child to be protected:
The truth is, it’s safety. I just want to make sure I can have a peaceful day. And I want to make sure my child is protected.
There are certain things that are so far [out] … it doesn’t even upset you,” Knowles said. Other rumors do take a toll, Knowles said, but on her protective family more than on her. When asked how excited about the baby Jay-Z was, Knowles said, “You can only imagine, and multiply that. It’s very exciting for both of us and our families. … Everyone is so anxious. It’s like the time just can’t come fast enough.”
Beyonce also discussed what happened after she left the stage after she revealed her pregnancy at the MTV Music Video Awards as well as the rumors that she is having a girl.
“Physically I was starting to show, so it was only a matter of days before someone zoomed in. So I just wanted it to be from me, and I wanted it to be something that was a celebration of something so beautiful. And I didn’t want to release a picture or a statement. I figured the biggest statement was to — just be.”
[After the announcement] I just felt free. I really did, because I’d been holding the most exciting thing in for so long, and I just felt like, Wow, now I can enjoy and now I can just experience this the way that every woman should. So I felt so liberated, and I felt like, Oh, I can breathe and be happy. And, you know, it was a beautiful feeling. … I went straight off the stage and just cried. I hugged my mom, I hugged Jay and just cried. It was a beautiful day.”
When Katie asked her if she was having a boy or girl, Beyonce responded by putting a finger to her mouth. Katie then reminded her that Kelly Rowland had already referred to her baby as a ‘she’ and Beyonce responded:
I don’t care. I just want — I’m just like everyone else. And now I know why people say that, it’s true. I just want [a healthy baby],”