Beyonce is not flaunting her baby bump to avoid fake pregnancy stories, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this. We're told the entire claim is nonsense and is itself made up.
According to HollywoodLife, Beyonce is showing off her growing belly because during her first pregnancy there were reports that she was sporting a fake baby bump and using a surrogate to carry Blue Ivy. The often discredited site alleges, "Now she's letting haters know it's the real deal." A so-called "source" is quoted by the webloid as saying, "[Beyonce] found it very disheartening when she received so much criticism and backlash [while pregnant with Blue Ivy]... because everyone thought it was fake and that she had a surrogate." The same woefully ill-informed or possibly manufactured "source" adds, "The reason why she is flaunting her pregnancy bump this time around is because she doesn't want anyone to have any doubt that her pregnancy is real."
Of course, no reasonable person believed the conspiracy theories or slew of previous reports from MediaTakeOut that alleged Beyonce had a prosthetic baby bump when she was expecting with Blue Ivy. What's going on here is HollywoodLies, as it's known, is seemingly using Beyonce's very public announcement on Instagram about her twins to concoct an untrue backstory about her trying to counter fake pregnant rumors. An actual Beyonce insider, however, tells Gossip Cop, "HollywoodLife needs to stop making up stories."
In fact, Gossip Cop has repeatedly busted the untrustworthy site for its fake news stories about Beyonce. Just a few days ago, we caught the webloid completely fabricating a report about Beyonce being "furious" at her sister Solange Knowles for sending a "disrespectful" tweet at Adele, whose 25 beat out Lemonade for "Album of the Year" at the Grammys. As Gossip Cop noted, Beyonce wasn't upset because Solange's Grammys tweets were unrelated to Adele's win. And shortly before that, we nailed HollywoodLies for manufacturing an article that falsely contended Barack Obama congratulated Beyonce on her twins. In every one of those instances, a source close to the singer assured Gossip Cop the webloid made up its claims.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.