Did you guys hear? Beyonce is pregnant! And this time it’s definitely true, unlike the rumors in 2010, 2008, 2007, and 2005. (2009 and 2006 were off-years, apparently.) After over half a decade of the paparazzi tirelessly scanning photos of Ms. Knowles every time she has a large lunch, the “baby bump” brigade is finally vindicated, and they’re going to turn to use the next seven months to make sure the “Single Ladies” singer is never snapped head-on again.
Last night’s debut of Beyonce’s fragrance Pulse at the Dream Hotel was a perfect opportunity for reporters and photogs alike to milk the star for info about the famous baby inside of her.
<> at Penthouse (PH-D) at Dream Downtown on September 21, 2011 in New York City.
The AP: Does pregnancy make you feel more empowered?
Beyonce: Absolutely. It is the most powerful creation for you to be able to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift, nothing more empowering.
AP: Will the baby go everywhere with you?
Beyonce: Yes, I will probably be that way. I am sure I will. I think that it shouldn’t stop you. I think of course my life is going to change, and I definitely will make sacrifices, but you know, I think I will be able to bring hopefully my little rider with me.
AP: You are pregnant but work nonstop. How do you keep your energy up?
Beyonce: I think it is just passion. When you are excited about something, you don't have to think about your energy. It is natural and comes from adrenaline. It is important that I don't look at this as like an illness. I am not sick. I am the same woman and I have the same passions.
AP: What is your pregnancy style?
Beyonce: I think I have been trying to find things that of course are flattering to the silhouette. I think a woman's curves when she is pregnant are so beautiful. I don't want to get matronly, and I still find things that are sensual and feminine and funky. I have been mixing different textures and suit jackets and blazers. I don't want to be in the same dress every day.
AP: What advice have you gotten from your mother and sister on motherhood?
Beyonce: I have the best examples around me because my sister is the most incredible mother. My mother, I am so proud of her. I see her and I could cry every time I think about her because she is such an incredible woman, so I just pray that I have the same bond with my children, child.
AP: You have the fragrance, the clothing line, a husband, career and a baby on the way. What is next on your bucket list?
Beyonce: Balance. I am still working on balance and still growing. I am starting my company, my label. I want to create a boy band. I want to continue to produce and do documentaries and music videos. I eventually want to start directing for other artists. Once I know that I have my stuff together and I trust that, I can do it for other artists. I see so many male artists building these empires and passing their knowledge on to other artists and development. I see myself doing the same thing and hopefully other younger artists when they grow up and they have been around for 15, 20 years, they can do the same thing.
Beyonce: Definitely pregnant, selling perfume
Beyonce: My nose, I smell everything from a mile away...Usually it is food, it is onions or something that I just can't tolerate."