Beyonce shows off baby bump in 'Countdown'
October 7th, 2011
10:08 AM ET

Beyonce shows off baby bump in 'Countdown'

The wait is over for Beyonce's latest video, which debuted on Thursday as previously promised.

The mommy-to-be promptly took the stage to perform after announcing she was expecting at the MTV Video Music Awards, and she's still working just as hard in the "Countdown" clip.

The video for "4's" danceable track does show off the singer's growing belly, although its absence in some scenes suggests that there may have been pre- and post-pregnancy announcement filming. The imagery is a hodge-podge of modern and retro styling created in an ultra-bright palette, and staccato camera work effortlessly matches "Countdown's" beat.

It doesn't, however, answer our question of what a "boof" is - like MTV, we're hearing "boof coupe" in the lyrics too, but maybe our ears are just dull. The actual lyrics, as the music network points out, are "Me and my boo, and my boo, boo riding."

Take a look at the video below - what's your verdict?

Filed under: Beyonce • Celebrities • Music

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  4. MadCityBabe

    omg are we going to keep hearing about he bump until it's a buldge, until it's huge, then she pops, then it's discussing her baby fat to thin again........

    October 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. PoopUhDeeDoop

    I dont know whose v@g!na I want to lick more, hers or Jay-Z's?

    October 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jazmin

    Love beyonce, but this song was annoying and too much.

    October 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. I'm Punching Babies

    Bring me yours Beyonce when the time comes...we'll get him ready for the 'hood

    October 10, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. beys fan

    cnn journalist.. could you not just google the dang lyrics? its "me and my boo in my boo coupe ridin all up in the black with his chick right beside him" black as in the color of the car so don't start the racist garbage that always starts on these boards people.

    October 10, 2011 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kelly232

    If you think that's hot check out her post interview at

    October 10, 2011 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. Tiffani

    Wow she is gorgeous!

    October 10, 2011 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. Dr Feelbad

    She's a reptoid, you can't trust the lizard people.

    October 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Monika

    all racists are people who want to love and be loved but don't know how, never had love from anyone, it's sad really...I just don't understand how you guys aren't ashamed to write hatefull stuff like that, it says alot about you....really sad...

    October 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Giggles

    im tired of her an this baby already. Ok congrats she is going to be a mother lets just hope her an the baby well an move on other women that are famous are pregnant we dont hear this much about them. an her spotlight would go dem as soon as they say Kim K. is pregnant.

    October 9, 2011 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. 2cents

    I'm pretty sure it says " what do u think ?" at the end of this article in reference to the article's q: is she saying boof coupe or my boo, boo riding ? It's pretty clear she is not saying boof coupe. My question is what is up with jay-z's song that says something about riding TriBeCa with his "high yellow broad" ? Where has that type of terminology ever gotten us?

    October 9, 2011 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  15. Leah

    Can't stand this woman. She's wants to be white so bad. She exploits her child by being half naked in a video rubbing her belly . Can't stand her. She's a disgrace to her race.

    October 8, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Missy

    Love the video. Her style is always unique, and this had some sweet nods to great singers of the 60s.

    October 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Rachel

    I wish to God this woman would just disappear already. She not only sounds the same in everything she sings, but she is getting boring to watch anymore while she tries to outdo herself, time and time again.

    Same old stuff, just a different day.

    My recommendation......... STAY HOME AND BE A MOMMY

    October 8, 2011 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Booo

      I wouldn't say disappear completely, but I wouldn't mind seeing and hearing less of her. Her latest album is garbage. As a former dancer (high school and college teams), I was foolish enough to buy a couple of her past albums because she'd release one really good dance track. Then all the rest of the songs were awful. I don't get why she is so worshipped. Can she sing? Yes. Is she the only woman on earth who can carry a tune? I think not. The few people I know who worship Beyonce are either gay men or women who lead fake, uninteresting lives. Since I have that problem, I don't worship Beyonce, nor do I care to bash people who do not like her like so many on this blog board.

      October 10, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Booo

      I meant since I don't have that problem. Oops...

      October 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Watcher0001


    October 7, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  19. little lame lamont

    Is you my daddy mistuh forrza?

    October 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Forrza

    How old are all of you 7???? Get a life people. I read these comments just to see how unintelligen some humans are. By all means crap on this comment if you want to feel good about yourselves, I'm sure it still won't help!

    October 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • koda

      In your rant to sound more better than everyone else, you forgot the 't' after 'unintelligent'. Don't want your stupid mistake to conceal your righteous indignation.

      October 9, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Those arent milk dudes floating in your tomato soup

    After B have dis baby her ass will be so big it will have to ride in the backseat.

    October 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • mimi

      I agree. But she'll be back in shape once she hires a personal trainer.

      October 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Lay-Z

    I gun eat b afa-birf!!

    October 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  23. troll

    That is some good equal opportunity trolling. All kinds of lil babies being insulted ! YES ! 🙂

    October 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  24. tyree

    they have to feed white babies dooodoooo so they will have some color in their skin and not ne invisible

    October 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  25. tyree

    white babies be so pale and gross you can see their insides. gross.

    October 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • ian

      I think you meant...Michael Jackson b so pale and gross you can see his insides. And now he dead...LMAO!!

      October 7, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  26. emma

    white people got marshmellows for brains.

    October 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  27. IP Sniffer

    betty = veronika = nichole = jessica = ashley = tyree

    October 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  28. irmative Actionman

    Make jokes about white people: "Lol, dem honkiës is crazee! XD"

    Make jokes about black people: "Dats racist an u a terrible person! :o"

    Good job everyone.

    October 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  29. jujubes

    I think they are cute lil turds.

    October 7, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  30. AmyD

    I think she looks like Uma Thurman is this video.

    October 7, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  31. Victoree

    I don't understand why you all are talking about her race. Black "Kneegrows" pleaseee. If you don't like the song comment on that but talking about her race and unborn baby you people need JESUS. I don't like the song or video either they're both are CORNY! But I'm not commenting on her unborn child calling the baby names and saying what it's going to look like. You all know good and well when a celebrity gets pregnant it's like NO other woman has ever been PREGNANT!

    October 7, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  32. nichole

    Id tha baby daddy outta prison yet?

    October 7, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • jo jo

      In case you didn't know her HUSBAND !!!!! was not in Jail. All women do have baby daddy's. Maybe you do or do you not know who he is. Maybe #4567891 of the local sperm bank.

      October 7, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • @jojo

      Where's kc?

      October 7, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  33. nichole

    it gonna be a cute lil hood rat

    October 7, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  34. who Cares?

    Congrats beyonce for being the first woman in the world to have a baby! who really gives a f***?

    October 7, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  35. Dr Feelbad

    5 bucks says its a reptoid baby.

    October 7, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Feelbad. That figures. 2 inches isn't ever going 2b enough. Get a life AH. She is gorgeous and her kid will be FINE too. This woman got it made and nothing will stop her or her husband. Stop hating and work on growing another inch on your small mind and body. Hater. You ain't doing crap to her or her life, etc. you're nothing compared to her. Spit.

      October 7, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • jo jo

      Hater!!!!! Hater!!!! Hater!!!!!!!

      October 7, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Dr Feelbad

      You guys don't know what you're talking about, she's part of the conspiracy, google reptoid and you'll see what I'm talking about.

      October 7, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  36. tootie

    She is radiant and glowing like a fresh piece of numero dos.

    October 7, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  37. misses garrett

    She looks kinda like number 2 to me.

    October 7, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  38. Pee Wee Sperman

    Just another shallow celebrity rat.

    October 7, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |

      just another hater who is bitter, lmao.

      enjoy life and stop the hate.

      October 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      I bet if you saw Beyonce right now, you would not say that to her.

      October 12, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  39. @Jennifer Nicole

    Beautiful and more radiant than ever.

    October 7, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |

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