Beyoncé Addresses Surrogate Pregnancy Rumors In Vogue

Saturday morning saw the unveiling of Beyoncé’s second Vogue cover — the superstar wears black and white Givenchy to front the March issue — and today we have the full interview, spread, and behind-the-scenes video. Get ready to get up close and personal with Queen B.

The profile, which was written prior to the brouhahah surrounding her Inauguration performance — covers the usual Mrs. Carter beat. She records everything she does, regularly pops into Brooklyn BYOB pizza joint Lucali for a pie with her husband, and works incredibly, insanely, methodically hard. But it also addresses one long circulating rumor: that Beyoncé was never actually pregnant and gave birth to Blue Ivy via surrogate.

Life Is But a Dream does attempt to set portions of the Beyoncé record straight. At one point it addresses—and debunks—the peculiar rumors that Beyoncé was faking her pregnancy and was instead secretly using a surrogate. Today, the gossip bewilders her more than it angers her. “That was very odd,” Beyoncé says now. “Who even thinks that? Like, who would make that up. . . . You can’t take it too seriously.”

Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles, who calls the pregnancy rumors “the most ridiculous thing in the world,” admits she has a harder time letting gossip slide. “It’s tough as a mother because people say all this crazy stuff . . . and I want to say, ‘You should tell them’ sometimes. She’ll say, ‘Mom, I don’t owe them that. Let them say what they want to say.’ ”

You can read the rest of the interview here and check out her spread and behind-the-scenes video of the shoot below.

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