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Beyonce has described the rumours that she had a surrogate carry her daughter Blue Ivy as "very cruel."
The 'Countdown' singer was plagued by rumours that her baby bump was fake while she was carrying three-month-old Blue, and there were several incidents which fuelled rumours that she was wearing a prosthetic bump.
Beyonce has now addressed the rumours for the first time and says she was "hurt" when fans made up the conspiracy theories.
"That was crazy. It wasn't hurtful, it was just crazy," Beyonce told People magazine. "[I thought], 'Where did they come up with this?"
"[I thought], 'Where did they come up with this? As a mother, it was painful for me to hear the crazy rumours. And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous."