Beyoncé Knowles announced her pregnancy at MTV’s 2011 Video Music Awards, after performing her new song “Love on Top” – news that sent fans wild.
Before her commanding performance, Beyoncé told viewers on Sunday, “Tonight I want you to stand up on your feet – I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside me!”
Following her song “Love on Top,” Beyoncé removed her jacket, smiling as she rubbed her belly.
The power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z was married in 2008. Since then, there have been many pregnancy rumors that have been shot down – but last night Beyoncé confirmed the exciting news in front of millions.
Fans took to Twitter to express their excitement making “BEYONCE IS PREGNANT” a trending topic on the social media site.
“I’m so so so so happy that @Beyonce is pregnant. :)))” @dayanyaaan wrote.
@EveLoveMusic tweeted, “A big congrats to Beyonce & Jay-Z well because BEYONCE IS PREGNANT!!!”
“#beyonce is pregnant but I got chills of excitement when people started congratulating JayZ! It was so sweet!!!! Awww.” @meli_diosatotal said.
@ImJess2Fly tweeted, “I still can’t believe Beyonce’ is pregnant.”
The singer told CNN’s Piers Morgan in June that she wanted to get pregnant.
“I feel great and I feel like 30 is the ideal age [to start a family], because you're mature enough to know who you are and to have your boundaries and your standards, and not be afraid, too polite -- but you're young enough to be a young woman," Beyoncé said. "I'm so looking forward to it."
She added, "I always said I'd have a baby at 30. But I also said I'm going to retire at 30. ... Only God knows."
People attending the VMA’s went wild following the “baby revelation.” Jay-Z was spotted in the crowd with Kanye West – beaming as Kanye proceeded to congratulate him.
“OMG Beyoncé just made a huge announcement on the #vma carpet! #baby!!!!!” MTV tweeted.
Beyoncé’s rep has also confirmed the exciting new that the couple is expecting their first child.