It looks like Beyoncé may have already given birth, and everyone is freaking out

Since Beyoncé’s bombshell pregnancy announcement in February, the Beyhive has been buzzing with speculation as to when the most famous newborn twins in the world would be born. The anticipation was stoked even more when Beyoncé canceled her headlining performance at Coachella, citing advice from her doctors to keep “a less rigorous schedule in the coming months.”

It should come as no surprise that the internet has dealt with the lack of Beyoncé’s presence exactly as expected: by sleuthing all day day to figure out whether or not she’s given birth yet. And while there’s little evidence to be had, the bits of information that have been pieced together by zealous makes paint a compelling argument for Bey having already given birth to the twins.

Let’s take a look at the evidence in question, shall we?

1. Beyoncé posted a Memorial Day Instagram pic that many are calling a “decoy.”

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While this snapshot of Beyoncé and Blue Ivy is very cute, many fans aren’t buying that this photo was taken on Memorial Day. First, ‘Yoncé’s stomach appears to be smaller than it was at her baby shower.

For comparison, here is a photo of Beyoncé’s belly at the baby shower (which was called The Carter Push Party).

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Second, the crimped hairstyle in the Memorial Day photo was one that Beyoncé wore earlier in the month, she has since changed it up with looser, larger waves.

Granted, these are all speculative at best. But definitely something to consider.

2. Solange canceled a performance at a music festival around the time Beyoncé posted the “decoy” Instagram photo.

Solange would only site “production drama/delays” in her reasons for being unable to perform at Boston Calling, which seems like a pretty vague excuse.

Perhaps she was actually flying back to LA to be there while her big sister gave birth?

3. Tina Knowles was allegedly spotted in a hospital waiting room in Los Angeles.

Okay, this could easily just be some woman in a hat who bears a fuzzy resemblance to Beyoncé’s mom. Or, it could be Photoshopped by someone with too much time on their hands. Either way, this isn’t an incredibly reliable piece of evidence, but it does add to the compelling fan-theory.

Overall? These three nuggets of evidence occurred over the course of a week-and-a-half — which isn’t close enough together to give me pause, but also isn’t far enough apart to negate their usefulness in the ongoing Beyoncé Birth Investigation.

My conclusion? Beyoncé is an incredibly private person, and we will never know what she doesn’t want us to know.

(But also, like … she’s totally given birth already, right?)

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