Sasha Fetus is on the way
We've all heard about it by now. Beyonce and Jay Z are expecting their first child. How we found out is making as many headlines as the fact that she's pregnant.
If you've been under a rock, or if you missed MTV's 2011 Video Music Awards, Queen B gave a rousing rendition of her song "Love on Top," and at the end she unbuttoned her jacket and rubbed her tummy, revealing to the world that, well, there's a little Sasha Fetus.
Not only did everyone in the Nokia Theater in LA jump to their feet after the reveal, but so did the normally uber-cool Jay Z, who's famous for not showing emotions.
Within minutes, Twitter was blowing up. At a rate of 8,868 tweets per second, the world began to hear about the pregnancy and/or comment on it. This beat the news of Osama bin Laden's death, which in May drew in 5,106 tweets per second, and the Super Bowl, which got 4,064 tweets per second.
Why? Why did this pregnancy garner so much buzz? It's obvious that Beyonce and Jay Z are both famous in their own right, and together, they're downright infamous. And since they married, the world has wondered when they would spawn offspring.
Maybe people got so excited because this is one celebrity couple that has kept private matters, well, private. They haven't discussed each other much, and don't flaunt their relationship. They have done projects together, but they haven't made a big deal out of it. They've worked hard to keep their relationship sacred. To see them let the cat out of the bag, so to speak, in such a public manner, caused quite the stir.
Sure, the couple could have sent out a quiet and tasteful press release, saying they are expecting their first child together. But somehow, that just doesn't seem to fit. It seems right that they would announce their latest "project" together in a very public forum.
After all…Jay Z may have 99 problems, but telling the world he's about to be a daddy isn't one of them.