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Is Beyoncé Pregnant or What?! A Breakdown of the Latest Buzz

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The Beyoncé pregnancy rumors were a sizzling hot topic last week – and they don't seem to be going away anytime soon.

While the 31-year-old has recovered from her bout of dehydration and exhaustion and appeared on stage over the weekend in skintight costumes, the buzz that she and Jay-Z are secretly expecting isn't fading away. Let's look at the latest…

Signs Point to No: Beyoncé was perhaps sending a message when she posted a photo of her dinner menu on Tumblr. Listed under starter on the hand-written list was Salad Nicoise, which is better known as tuna salad. That type of fish contains high levels of mercury — and is typically on the "don't" list for pregnant women. Though maybe Hova had a double serving?

Signs Point to No: If Blue Ivy's mom is pregnant, she didn't let on when she hit the stage in Milan on Saturday as part of her "The Mrs. Carter World Tour." Beyoncé worked it in a series of form-fitting outfits, including a blue catsuit and multiple flesh-exposing bodysuits, that didn't reveal any obvious baby bump-age.

Signs Point to Yes: However, the designs are custom made by Emilio Pucci creative director Peter Dundas to fit her million-dollar body – and she does have a world-class wardrobe team backstage. So alterations to make the styles a little roomier would be easy. And it's not like she's rocking midriff exposing tops. Her outfits are very structured pieces with layers and sometimes even belts, which are more forgiving and could keep first trimester expansion contained.

Signs Point to … We Have No Idea: The "Love on Top" singer also seemed to address the chatter about her possible baby plans in a message she posted on Instagram. "I can't stop the rumors from starting, and I can't really change peoples minds who believe them, all I can do is sit back and laugh at these low life people who have nothing better to do than talk about me," said the black and white graphic which was briefly posted on Friday and then deleted.

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Signs Point to Yes: Of course, earlier on Friday, E! News ran a report that Beyoncé was in fact pregnant, citing "multiple sources" close to the entertainer, as omg! previously detailed. And Russell Simmons, who knows the couple, took to Twitter to send his congratulations to them, linking to an article speculating about the baby news.

Signs Point to Yes: Earlier in the week, Beyoncé abruptly canceled a show in Belgium, citing dehydration and exhaustion. While that is typical for some entertainers (cough, Rihanna, cough), that was unusual for Queen Bey and she actually penned a handwritten note to her fans apologizing. But the timing was even more interesting as a day earlier, the New York Post's Page Six reported that she was quietly expecting.

Signs Point to Yes: The rumor mill really started churning a week earlier though. At the Met Gala on May 6, Beyoncé made a show-stopping appearance in Givenchy, but she accessorized the gown with a belt that was been described as both "awkward and "strategically placed," leading to chatter that it was only worn to mask a pregnancy.

[This story was originally published May 20, 2013, at 9:04 a.m. PT]

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