Beyoncé set Twitter on fire when she hinted on the VMA black carpet that she was set to make a big announcement, placing a hand on her stomach. Speculation turned into overwhelming joy when the pop superstar announced her pregnancy at the end of her “Love on Top” performance by unbuttoning her sparkling blazer and rubbing her noticeable bump.
Bey’s public announcement came as a bit of a surprise, given that the songstress usually gets media-shy when asked anything about her personal life during interviews. MTV News reached out to pop-culture expert Rob Shuter, columnist for HuffPost Celebrity, for his thoughts on how she revealed the big news. “I thought it was so brilliant that somebody as private as Beyoncé and Jay-Z would make their own rules to address the fact that she’s clearly pregnant,” he said.
Shuter explained that the power couple’s private nature made the revelation all the more joyous. “I love that this couple who has made it a policy to not talk about their personal life would once again do that, let us in on this huge secret, without ever really uttering any words.”