Beyonce reveals due date, talks dance inspiration
October 10th, 2011
05:58 PM ET

Beyonce reveals due date, talks dance inspiration

In an interview with Australia's "Sunday Night," Beyonce opened up on her pregnancy, her career and where she finds inspiration for her dance moves.

The host of the program let it slip that Beyonce is due in February, and the "Countdown" singer said she's definitely ready.


"My husband and I have been together for 10 years, all of my 20s, since I was 20, and I just feel like it's time," she said. "I'm very grateful that God has blessed me with the biggest gift any human being can have. And I think because I've accomplished a lot of things for myself and I really know who I am...if there was any time, right now is the time. I'm so happy."

In an interesting bit of timing, she also speaks on how she develops dance concepts for her videos. Some of the moves in the latest, "Countdown," have been called into question for allegedly plagiarizing the work of Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, according to the Guardian.


The video's director, Adria Petty, did tell MTV that she and Beyonce viewed some German modern dance clips as they were exploring cultural reference points.

As the Guardian reports, this isn't the first time the source of the singer's dancing has been called into question - the same thing happened with her performance of "Run the World (Girls)" at the Billboard Music Awards in May. Beyonce told AOL Music at the time that she was very much inspired by a similar performance Italian singer Lorella Cuccarini did in 2010.

In her interview with "Sunday Night," the 30-year-old superstar sums up her love of movement thusly: "I'm a huge fan of dance, and I always try to think of a new way to move the body. I treat choreography like I do a hit song, and I try to think of things that are going to make people want to dance, and move around in the club."

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  1. T. Salon Hack.

    with all her problems that's what she did tonight?

    May 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Yawn

    move on...congrats beyonce.

    May 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 13, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
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  7. Ajahne

    That rite i th ink February is a good duedate for your child

    November 27, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bella

    I'm happy for them but that bump does look awful fake. I'm due in March and when I sit doesnt smish like that. Weird.

    November 4, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. Chato2006

    OOOOOHHH!!!!! She is actually going to do us a favor and reveal her due date??? Thank you so much Beyonce, you are most gracious!! Surprised you didn't try and sell your story like that other lady. Listen, babies are born everyday, but everybody doesn't have your privilages. Other women can't go on stage in front of millions and rub their stomachs noting that they are pregnant and if my wife would say to me tomorrow that she is pregnant, no one besides my family would give a sh%t. So you know what Beyonce, I couldn't care less about when you and that ugly a$$ husband of yours are due...Just hope he doesn't look like that monster you married.

    November 3, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. starsha fears

    beyonce has been nice fooling everyone even me for quite sometime but all of that play play and games are over lets be forreal!

    October 21, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. latoya251

    please beyonce is the best at her craft all you haters and shyt talkers need to stop get a freakin life PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 17, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cheryl

    Somebody petty is always trying to knock someone off their square. B I . am happy for u and J, u know how the game is played so play it well and keep it moving Enjoy being pregnant there is no greater feeling in the world.

    October 13, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. Six Flags over Jesus

    What date is the "little messiah" due to be born?

    October 11, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  14. EmmahR

    Omg did u see her boobs, I know jay is having a fun time lol

    October 11, 2011 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. OTAH

    wht Bee is great I'm sure we all copy hell from clothes to the words we speaks anyways it's just dancing and who cares where it came from the chick should be happy she is getting press because what did B do nothing I don't think she has been given a fair shot to EXPLAIN herself as it seem she has to every freakin time she come out with something again anyways keep it movin lady do your thing next time keep you dance moves a secret Boo Whoooo!!!!!

    October 11, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  16. rose

    @taking out and red-r u serious ? Grow up for crying out loud.

    October 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sunni

    When did Beyonce say that she was a renowned choreographer?

    October 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  18. wendy

    I love her Madonna was the biggest manipulator in music at least Beyonce has talent.

    October 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Kopy Kat

    "I treat choreography like I do a hit song." She copies what she likes and then acts like it's hers.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don't be stupid

      you are stupid!

      October 11, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • GG

      She actually finds a no name figure and makes it hot They should thank her because now someone might actually go buy their stuff.

      October 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • starsha fears

      she does copy but i do have a name!......this is definitely one that she can not copy at all. buy the book. www. search myname under the bookstore starsha fears. im actuall hurt by the copycat all th eother artists have become depenedent on her same strategy and look at where it has left me.

      October 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |

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