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Beyonce announces maternity clothing line after 'fake baby bump' rumours

Pop star's new collection will make pregnant women 'feel edgy and sexy'

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Beyonce has announced that she is planning to bring out a maternity clothing line, just one day after she dismissed rumours that she is faking her pregnancy (October 11).

The singer – whose publicist yesterday rubbished conspiracy theories that her baby bump is a prosthetic as "stupid, ridiculous and false" – told Harper's Bazaar that she was working on designing a range of clothing for pregnant women to be sold under her House of Deréon fashion label.

"All I see now are clothes that are flattering on a pregnant woman," she said. "It's been so exciting for me! I love figuring out designs that still make me feel edgy and sexy while pregnant. Flowery fabrics are always flattering – but I still rock my stilettos."

Beyonce also revealed the reasoning behind her decision to announce her pregnancy at the VMA Awards in August, adding: "I put a lot of thought into how I wanted to unveil it. It was important to me that I was able to do it myself. I was extremely nervous. It was the toughest red carpet I ever did."

She went on:
I didn't want a crazy picture or a gossip story to break the news, so I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump. I felt it was more powerful to see the love and enthusiasm as opposed to saying anything.

However, allegations that Beyonce is faking her pregnancy have spread quickly following the VMAs, with ABC News claiming that the singer's baby bump is a prosthetic, covering up for the "fact" that she has enlisted a surrogate to give birth to her first child.

Rumours have more recently been compounded by footage from Beyonce's recent appearance on Australian television show Sunday Night, during which she revealed her baby was due in February 2012.

In the footage, as the singer sits down on a chair, her bump appears to collapse inward, reports gossip site TMZ (see picture, right).

Sales of Beyonce's fourth studio album '4' have risen sharply since it was made public that the singer is expecting her first child.

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