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Is Blue Ivy Carter going to be a big sister? This week, the rumor mill is buzzing with speculation that Beyonce may be pregnant with baby No. 2. Before we get too excited, let's remember that Mrs. Jay-Z has been the subject of many false pregnancy rumors over the years. Nevertheless, Beyonce has said that she "would like more children," so it's not outside the realm of possibility. Let's take a look at the 5 most compelling clues that Beyonce may be pregnant -- and take each with a grain of salt.
Clue #1: Beyonce wore a high-waisted dress to the Met Gala. Did the belted waist and bold print serve as baby bump camouflage?
Grain of salt: The Givenchy gown was tailored to hug Beyonce's curves, and we honestly see no baby bump. (To be fair, MediaTakeOut has two recent photos that do show Beyonce with a bit of a stomach.)
Clue #2: Beyonce canceled an upcoming concert due to "exhaustion." Her rep released a statement saying that Beyonce is "awaiting word from her doctors" before resuming the Belgium leg of her world tour. On Wednesday, Bey posted a handwritten apology note to fans on her Facebook page.
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Grain of salt: Sometimes "exhaustion" actually means exhaustion.
Clue #3: Beyonce banned outside photographers from her Mrs. Carter tour. Meaning, she could be worried that someone will catch her baby bump on film before she makes the announcement.
Grain of salt: Beyonce is a control freak who tried to get unflattering photos of her Super Bowl performance removed from the Internet. Maybe all she's trying to hide are some tiny neck wrinkles.
Clue #4: Beyonce told Oprah Winfrey that she wanted to have a baby after her next tour. And guess what? Her tour ends in September.
Grain of salt: Wouldn't it make more sense to try for a second baby after the international tour?
Clue #5: Page Six says Beyonce has a bun in the oven. The New York Post gossip section says that "multiple sources" confirmed Beyonce's pregnancy to them on the night of the Met Gala.
Grain of salt: Us Weekly says she doesn't. "This rumor again? Don't be silly," a source told the magazine on Monday.