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Wednesday 15 August 2018

Beyonce, you were being cynical

BEYONCE is pregnant, but you knew that, didn't you?

As Beyonce surely knew when she gave us a blisteringly good performance at Oxegen in July of this year.

The iridescent pop star glowed even more than usual...the aura that comes with expectant motherhood. But why didn't she share this with us?

If, as she said at the MTV Video Music Awards, she 'couldn't wait to tell the world', why not tell festival-goers at our get-together in Punchestown, Co Kildare.

She waited a while. For the right time. And what a venue to spring the 'surprise' on the world! The MTV Awards.

As I watched her hold her stomach in her flowing peach gown, I found it weird. I couldn't understand why, but it was a strange goddess-like stance that made her seem like she was hovering ever so slightly above everyone else.

But then I realised -- aren't the MTV VMAs about the music? Katy Perry, Adele, Lady Gaga and all the rest of them scooping the awards, and well deserved too.

Their time to shine. Katy Perry getting Video of the Year for Firework, a vibrant feel-good celebration of life.

But as the phrase goes -- she stole their thunder. A thundering publicity coup, no doubt arranged by her "team", led by her husband Jay-Z.



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This Madonna-like pose had an eerie effect on me -- I'm happy for Beyonce because she is so obviously thrilled to be pregnant. I'm not so thrilled by the cynical hijacking of the awards.

If there were awards for being pregnant my mother would have her handprints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

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