Beyoncé is no stranger to the rumor mill, but have you heard the latest?
Word is, Queen Bey and hubby Jay-Z are expecting their second child, and while multiple sources confirmed with E! News that the Carters are adding to la familia, the superstar singer's reps haven't given any indication one way or another. If the reports do turn out to be true, a Beyoncé pregnancy could have a major impact on her upcoming album and current and future tours.
Earlier this week, the "Crazy in Love" singer was forced to cancel a Belgium date on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on doctor's orders after she reportedly suffered from dehydration and exhaustion. Bey swiftly issued an apology to fans, and on Wednesday, she ignored doctor's orders and went on to resume her tour. If she is, indeed, pregnant, chances are Beyoncé wouldn't let it slow her down anyway. Back in August 2011, while she was pregnant with daughter Blue Ivy, the performer put on four shows in a six-night span at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.
In fact, Bey released her 2011 album, 4, while she was with child. After Blue Ivy was born in January 2012, Jay-Z dedicated "Glory" to her and revealed that the day after baby Blue was conceived, Beyoncé woke up and shot photos for her 4 album. In the months that followed, she successfully released the LP, hit #1 on the Billboard 200, earned a platinum plaque and put on a number of live televised performances, including her 2011 MTV Video Music Awards performance of "Love on Top," during which she rubbed and belly and officially revealed to the world that she was expecting.
With a new album on the way, an international tour to finish and the possibility of a number of upcoming U.S. dates, it isn't far-fetched that a pregnant Bey could take care of her home while simultaneously taking care of business. Someone put a cape on that superwoman!