Two months ago Beyonce told Piers Morgan “I always said I would have a baby by the time I”m 30.”
And she was true to her word.
The singer shared some happy news at the MTV Video Music Awards – she and her husband Jay-Z are expecting.
Beyonce managed to upstage every performer before the show even began with the joyful announcement.
The soon-to-be-30 superstar arrived on the VMA black carpet dressed in a loose-fitting, flowing red Lanvin gown.
She clutched her baby bump and told the assembled press: “I have a surprise”.
MTV tweeted the news, and photos confirming her motherly status soon circulated. Her publicist later confirmed the happy announcement.
The mum-to-be didn”t let her pregnancy stop her giving an energetic performance of her new single Love On Top.
She arrived onstage in a purple blazer and black trousers by D&G, and said: “I want you to feel the love that”s growing inside of me.”
Afterwards, the delighted singer pulled open the jacket and rubbed her bump affectionately.
The camera then cut to the delighted dad to be. He smiled widely at the camera while Kayne West clapped him on the back and shook him.
Beyonce”s news somewhat overshadowed the night”s events.
Lady Gaga”s much-hyped opening number – during which she performed as her greasy, leather-jacketed male alter-ego Joe Calderone – took a back seat.
So did the evening”s meticulously planned wild moments, from Nicki Minaj”s origami-like outfit to a dance-off between the members of Odd Future and Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen.
Katy Perry, who had the most nominations coming into the show with ten, won three trophies, including video of the year for the inspirational clip Firework.
“I feel like I”m doing something right when I sing that song,” said pink-haired Katy, who arrived in a quirky Oriental-themed cut-out dress.
Britney Spears captured the night”s first award, for best pop video, and later was honoured with an MTV Video Vanguard award for her visual legacy.
Adele was of the highlights of the night as the seven-time nominee delivered a powerfully understated performance of Someone Like You, off her top-selling album, 21.
She came away with three trophies, tying with Russell Brand”s wife.
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