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See How Big Beyonce’s 18-Month Old Twins Are Now in Recent Snaps

Want to see how big Beyonce‘s 18-month old twins Rumi and Sir are now?

The “Apesh*t” performer and her hubby Shaw “Jay Z” Carter with their eldest daughter Blue Ivy and other family members headed out to Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York on Christmas Eve to admire, snap and celebrate a new park bench dedicated to Jay’s grandmother, Hattie White

The celebration was a private affair as they were not ornately dressed and did not invite the press or anyone else to tag along. Nonetheless, news leaked and paparazzi caught lots of pics that can be seen over at the Daily Mail!

Bey was outfitted in a large white floor length parka with her long waist length braids parted down the middle and she wore no make up, it appears. 

Blue had on an army green parka and jeans with the twins outfitted in coordinated pants, Timberland boots and parkas.

The guest of honor, Ms. White, was photographed with her hand over her heart looking in awe and amazement and later with her twin great grandkids on the bench. Her grandson, “444” producer was also casually dressed for the occasion that took place a day before the family boarded a private jet back to Los Angeles for Christmas!

The family has had an incredible year that included their tremendously successful “On the Run II” Tour, Bey’s Coachella performances and a hit joint album that garnered lots of Grammy nominations and critical acclaim! The year culminated fantastically during a show stopping performance in South Africa at the Global Citizens Festival!

4 Very Popular Recording Artists That Wrote Lyrics About Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

Earlier this year, we blogged about the fact that Harry Styles‘ first single off his self-titled debut solo album, “Sign of The Times” is about a woman dying in childbirth  and this week, we reminded you that Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott penned “Thy Will”to to help herself cope with her 2016 miscarriage.

But did you know there have been a couple of famous rappers who have also released songs with lyrics about pregnancy loss, fertility and miscarriage?

Shawn “Jay Z” Carter might just takes the prize for doing it the most.

In his recent song, 4:44, off the same-titled album, the platinum-selling chart-topper seemingly blames himself for his wife’s Beyonce’s miscarriages and losses by rapping, “I apologize for all the stillborns/ ‘Cause I wasn’t present, your body wouldn’t accept it.”

It’s more likely he was being colloquial and was probably referencing the miscarriages and not stillborn which occur in less than 1% of all pregnancies and happens when a baby is born deceased after 20 weeks gestation.

Later on in that same song, he raps about the praises of having twins, naturally, an acknowledgment is probably an indicator that the duo were anticipating getting help with their fertility from science via IVF.

“Look, I apologize often womanize / Took for my child to be born / See through a woman’s eyes / Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles / Took me too long for this song / I don’t deserve you,” he rapped.

This is not the first time the biz mogul has penned lyrics about pregnancy loss. In 2012, his song “Glory” also addressed a miscarriage Beyonce had before the couple found success and finally welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy Carter.

“False alarms and false starts /All made better by the sound of your heart / All the pain of the last time / I prayed so hard it was the last time,” he opens up in the song.

Later on in the song, he raps, “Last time the miscarriage was so tragic We was afraid you’d disappear, but nah, baby, you magic,” referring to the fear that Blue would have been miscarried too.

Tender huh?

Female rapper Nicki Minaj also seemingly opened up  about a child she lost either to abortion or miscarriage in her 2014 song “All Things Go” on her album “The Pinkprint.

While referencing her baby as an angel watching over her baby brother Micaiah, (who she calls Caiah), she raps:  “I want Caiah to go to college just to say we did it,” she raps about her younger brother Micaiah then adds, “My child with Aaron, would’ve been 16 any minute / So in some ways I feel like Caiah is the both of them / It’s like he’s Cai’s little angel looking over him.”

In a Rolling Stones article published that year also, the Queens native reveals that she had an abortion at age 15 and that she remains haunted by it:

Minaj’s first love was an older guy from Queens she dated while attending the prestigious Manhattan performing-arts high school LaGuardia. When she discovered she was pregnant, “I thought I was going to die,” she admits.

“I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through.” Minaj says about the decision that “haunted me all my life,” though it was the right choice for her at the time. “It’d be contradictory if I said I wasn’t pro-choice. I wasn’t ready. I didn’t have anything to offer a child.”

It was never confirmed, but a few folks hypothesized she was singing bout that same child in that song.

Pregnancy Loss is still quite taboo so it’s great awareness building to have A-List stars include it in lyrics to their music, we think.

Rumi and Sir Carter Confirmed: And Now Us Peons Try Decoding Their Sex (An Exercise)

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Just because Beyonce has revealed the names of her twins, Rumi and Sir Carter, early this morning doesn’t mean she is done dangling Swarovski –encrusted carrots in our faces.

We still don’t know the sex of the babies.

Now when TMZ revealed earlier this month  that Beyonce’s trademark holding company BGK Trademark Holdings (Beyonce Gisele Knowles) sought to claim Rumi and Sir Carter, TMZ also assumed then the babies were a girl and boy.

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Perhaps they jumped the shark and we all joined in! Hmmmm. * side eye emoji *

The name Rumi appears to be homage to a 13th century Persian poet by that name — and Sir happens to be referenced in one of his most famous poems:

“Bring the pure wine of

love and freedom.

But sir, a tornado is coming.

More wine, we’ll teach this storm

A thing or two about whirling.”

Sir is a very masculine name as knighted men are called Sir and as we know in formal chatter men are called sir and women are called madame.

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The trademarks are for fragrances, cosmetics, key chains, baby teething rings, strollers, mugs, water bottles, hair ribbons, playing cards, tote bags, sports balls, rattles and novelty items.

Hair ribbons?! Girl no?!

Thus Boy & Girl. Right!?

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It is still not clear and apparently, people are fighting about it in social media.

A friend of mine and I had a lengthy convo this morning about this very subject when she asked me to confirm the sex of the babies.

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She pointed out the fact that it looks like the  emoji’s on her caption are two boys.

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But the baby emoji is gender neutral.

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And she pointed out that Bey is wearing a purple and blue robe and purple is a color often associated with girls as well,  so there is that also.

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And I learn from the Internet that the clothing is from a Spanish designer Paloma Spain who is known for androgynous clothing

Is this an ode to the late great Prince or something?

Hrmph!!!

Long story short, no, Bey is not done messing with us.

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I agree with Sarran at this point:

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And here, take my hashtags to commemorate and celebrate this moment. Feel free to grab any to accompany your photos sharing the occasion today.

#SirCarter #RumiCarter #shedoneitagain #TheCarterEmpire #Beyhive #IWantABoyAndGirlToFightForTruth #BabiesOfInstagram #BabiesThatSlay #TheCarterThrone #HeirToTheThrone #Teambeyonce #QueenBeyonce #MrsCarter #BGKC #444 #ShawnCartersSpawns #SpawnOfShawnCarter #BeyoncegGselleKnowlesCarter #Beyhydration #Beystan #Kingbey #HoneyBey #Slayoncé #Beyinspired #Bowdown #BeyoncéKnowles #Flawless #Fierce

Beyonce and Jay Z have Already Trademarked These Names of the Twins

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Apparently, Beyonce and Jay Z’s twins may be named Rumi Carter and Sir Carter, or a derivative of  those names.

This would likely confirm that they are a baby boy and girl. Reportedly, the couple has already filed trademark protection claims for the names.

According to CNN, a company that has registered other marks for the famous duo recently filed paperwork to protect those names.

Recall after they welcomed 5-year old Blue Ivy, Beyonce Knowles Carter and husband Shawn Carter attempted to claim her name for purposes of future marketing Baby-related products  but lost to an event planner who had already secured the name and had been using it in the stream of commerce for a while.

It would be interesting to know if they did advance research before settling on a name.

Similar with the first claim, the new one also asserts the names would be used to sell an array of goods, including skin and hair products, key chains, DVDs, CDs,teething rings, baby carriages and strollers.

Speaking of Shawn Carter, he dropped his last album, “4:44”  yesterday which is supposedly autobiographical and responds to cheating allegations that have encircled the couple since that infamous elevator Solange beat down and  Beyonce’s Lemonade album. The entire project seemed to be about the road from infidelity to redemption in their marriage but who knows.

They both could be just yanking our chain.

Beyonce SwItches Up with a Maternity Mini Dress

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Beyonce is like us: use Flashback  Friday on social media as a excuse to share not -so-old cute pics just because..

This Friday, the second time mom-to-be shared photos of the outfit she wore to Jessica Alba‘s MJ & Prince– themed party that was held on April 28.

In the photo series, the mega star sported an Any Old Iron and a super cute Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti Mini dress accented by a Saint Laurent bag, and Chloe shoes with a Gladys Tamez hat and rings by XIV Karats.

Bey and husband Shawn “Jay Z” Carter are expecting their second and third child, twins!

I prefer the mini dresses but have enjoyed all her maternity looks so far.

 

Easter’s Over But We’re Not Over Beyonce’s New Easter Baby Bump Pics

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Speaking of Beyonce [See earlier post today], Easter may be over but that hasn’t stopped the Queen Bey from sharing pics that she took from her and her family’s Easter adventure. The videos and pics include photos of herself in a white dress matching with her daughter Blue Ivy. The duo are wearing matching braided cornrows with beads on the end. Blue wears real bunny ears and the pop star uses her two fingers to simulate rabbit ears.

Beyonce Knowles Carter and her husband, rapper and biz mogul Shawn “Jay Z” Carter are expecting a pair of twins later this year. They are parents to 5-year old Blue, the first child for them both. Unlike with Blue Ivy, she has been taking and sharing a lot more photos of her pregnancy and herself out and about at events. It’s refreshing and perfect for the BumpWatch Brigade like this blog! (ha!) Enjoy the pics!

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Savannah Brinson James is not preggers, rep says but signs say otherwise

The other Savannah on our bump watch list (not Savannah Guthrie) is Savannah Brinson James, recently wed wife of Miami Heat NBA star LeBron James.
A rep for the Heat contends that she is not with child, however, rumor has been circulating for several months that the multi-year NBA MVP’s high school sweetheart in expecting the couple’s first girl.
They are parents to sons 6-year old Bryce and 9-year old LeBron Jr. 
The two only married last September 2013 after James proposed on New Year’s Eve 2012. Beyonce Knowles reportedly sang at the lavish wedding. Her hubby Shawn “Jay Z” Carter attended the 3-day weekend affair that took place at the historic Grand Del Mar hotel in San Diego before 200 guests. 
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Time will tell. If true, Congrats!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Blue Ivy (“Blue” VIDEO & STILLS)

 
After Suri Cruise came Blue Ivy to top the reign as the most famous baby in Show biz.  The super cute curly-haired daughter to pop singer Beyonce Knowles Carter and her husband Shawn “Jay Z” Carter turns 2 today. 
Happy Birthday!

And appropriately, here are stills and a 30 seconds snippet from of the video to a tribute song, aptly titled “Blue”  to her by her mama from her latest album “Beyonce.”

And another thing, when will someone blog a Blue version of Suri’s Burn Book?  Call us so we can collaborate! We’ll host it here! Thanks!





Enjoy!











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