'I'm Pregnant!': Beyonce stuns VMAs

Beyonce arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and shows off her baby bump.
Beyonce arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and shows off her baby bump. Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP

Beyonce upstaged every performer at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards before the show even began - she announced she and hubby Jay-Z are expecting a baby.

The soon-to-be-30 superstar arrived on the carpet holding her bulging belly while dressed in a loose-fitting, flowing red gown. MTV tweeted the news, and photos confirming her motherly status soon circulated.

Beyonce and Jay-Z have been married for three years; ever since they wed, the spawn watch has been on, with rumours of an impending announcement coming every few months.

Beyonce's announcement overshadowed the night's events, including Lady Gaga's cross-dressing performance to kick off the show.