April 30th, 2012
11:17 AM ET
Now that her daughter Blue Ivy is here, Beyonce is responding to those “crazy” rumors that surrounded her pregnancy.
“That was crazy,” said the new mom, who gave birth back in January. “It wasn’t hurtful, it was just crazy. [I thought] ‘Where did they come up with this?’”
The 30-year-old superstar's mom, Tina Knowles, said she too was taken aback by the speculation.
“I thought it was very unfair and very cruel that someone would think that someone would be that diabolical to keep up a charade like that for nine months,” Tina told People. "As a mother it was painful for me ... And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous.”
A lot of the chatter was sparked after Beyonce conducted a televised interview with an Australian outlet in which the skeptical claimed one could see her baby bump "collapse," supposedly indicating that she was wearing a prosthetic stand-in.
“It was a fabric that folded,” the singer/actress clarified. “Does fabric not fold? Oh my gosh, so stupid." Also “ridiculous” were the rumors that she and Jay-Z gave the hospital Blue Ivy was delivered in a sky-high list of security demands.
But there's one thing that's not just another "crazy" rumor: The singer said she is swapping heels for flats in the wake of her daughter’s birth.
Beyonce told People her feet are “a lot rougher” post-pregnancy, and that now she’s less inclined to throw on the pumps.
"I never thought there would be a day when I wouldn't wear heels, but now that I have a child and I walk around holding her all day, I'm buying loafers and oxfords," she said. "[Jay-Z] loves when I wear flat shoes, which is surprising - he never saw me in flats!"
Think she'll rock the flats onstage? Fans will soon see: Beyonce is scheduled to headline a series of concerts in Atlantic City Memorial Day weekend.
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