As the news erupted that George Zimmerman had been acquitted in the Trayvon Martin trial Saturday, Beyoncé chose to reflect on the verdict with a moment of silence.
The 31-year-old singer was performing in Nashville, Tennessee, that night as part of her "Mrs. Carter" world tour. According to reports, Beyoncé's show began roughly 30 minutes after the not guilty verdict came in, and she asked the concertgoers to join her in quiet reflection on the life of Trayvon Martin, the African-American teen Zimmerman said he shot in self-defense in February 2012.
Those once-persistent pregnancy rumors are slowly losing urgency as Beyoncé quietly does her best to show that she's not expecting her second child.
First came a photo on her Tumblr account that showed the star sipping a glass of wine while sitting in husband Jay-Z's lap at an eatery.
Beyoncé's bootylicious-ness is not for touching.
That should go without saying, but a clip from Bey's Monday concert in Copenhagen, Denmark, shows that one attendee didn't get that memo.
Just in time to shake those baby rumors, a new Beyoncé track has leaked.
Called "Grown Woman," the song already made its debut in the star's new Pepsi ad, but that was only a snippet.
The track has also been making the rounds on Bey's "Mrs. Carter Show" world tour (a video diary from which you can see here), but now a more complete version of the song has hit the Web.
Let the rumor mill spin.
Beyoncé has yet to address speculation that she's expecting her second child, but sources have now told E! and the New York Post's Page Six that the singer and her husband Jay-Z are readying for baby No. 2.
The couple, who celebrated five years of marriage in April, welcomed daughter Blue Ivy in January 2012.
A rep for Bey had no comment on the reports, but that's not going to stop the gossip given the timing. The singer recently had to postpone one of her concert stops in Belgium on doctor's orders to rest, and just before that, she spoke optimistically about expanding her family.
“I would like more children,” the 31-year-old told ABC News in early May. “I think my daughter needs some company."
Beyoncé is on the rebound after canceling a concert Tuesday due to "dehydration and exhaustion."
In a letter on her website, the 31-year-old entertainer apologized to her "dearest fans" in Antwerp, Belgium, who missed out on seeing the singer perform yesterday.
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