Will Beyonce Still Headline Coachella? Pregnancy Didn't Get In The Way Of Some Of Her Most Epic Performances
At this point, you've probably died, gone to heaven, and returned to your regularly scheduled program only to realize once again that Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is, is fact, pregnant with twins. While the Beyhive is still processing this internet-breaking news, others have started wondering whether Beyoncé will still headline Coachella this April. Bustle has reached out to a rep for Beyoncé and to Coachella for comment, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.
TMZ claims that executives at AEG Live, the company that produces Coachella, were as clueless about Bey's pregnancy news as the rest of the world. Reportedly, a source joked to the site, "The show will go on. She'll just borrow Dave Grohl's big chair." (In 2015, Grohl fell off stage during a show in Sweden and broke his leg. He finished the tour by performing in a custom-made, illuminated guitar throne, according to Entertainment Weekly.) TMZ supposes Mrs. Carter is about four to five months along, which, if true, would mean she'd be pretty far along in her pregnancy come April.
But come on, this is Beyoncé we're talking about here. She's performed while she was pregnant before. Remember when she won the Billboard Millennium Award back in May 2011 and delivered a show-stopping performance of "Run the World (Girls)" along with 100 backup dancers?! In case you didn't know, Little Miss Blue Ivy was cooking while Bey was nailing her choreography, which she revealed in her HBO documentary Life Is But a Dream. As they say, "Your fave could NEVER!"
But, of course, who could forget when Bey formally announced her pregnancy in August 2011 on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet. The orange dress. The smile. IT WAS EVERYTHING. Yoncé capped off her performance of her hit "Love On Top" to a roaring crowd and a beaming Jay Z with the belly rub to end all belly rubs.
Before you jump to April, Beyoncé is also slated to attend and perform at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, and People reports that she is still expected to. (Bustle reached out to the Grammys and to Beyoncé's rep for comment, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.) The Houston-native is up for nine awards for her latest album Lemonade, making her the award show's most nominated artist of the year. I think it goes without saying at this point, it looks like Bey has this whole performing while pregnant thing down to a science. So concert-goers, don't fret just yet. Beyoncé can do anything.