As we all know by now, Beyoncé revealed her pregnancy to the world at the VMAs on Sunday night, proudly rubbing her protruding belly at the end of her “Love On Top” performance. While we congratulate music’s most powerful couple on their successful conception of the Chosen One, we can’t help wondering if she could have done a better job with the big reveal.
So, because we know the number 4 means a lot to the happy couple, your intrepid SoulBounce Editors Remi and ChrisAlexander decided to look at four other ways she could have shared her joy.
1. She puts on a sassy, spirited performance of “Run The World (Girls),” complete with her fembot army and elaborate choreography. True to form, it’s an epic set that builds in intensity until she yells that final “Who run the world? GIRLS!!” Here, she points to her belly as copies of her sonogram rain down from the rafters for the entire audience to get a first glimpse of Babyoncé. — Remi
2. She pours herself into another gut-wrenching performance of “1+1,” only this time it adds up to three…and not because of her admitted ignorance of algebuh.
(Bonus album-promo points if it adds up to four, as the jumbotron behind her shows an ultrasound of twins.) — Remi
3. A reprisal of her energetic “Get Me Bodied” performance, acting out exactly how she got…bodied. Similar to her new version used in the “Move Your Body” campaign with First Lady Michelle Obama, this showing will feature new lyrics and choreography. Here, the Swizz Beatz production is repurposed as a conception-themed party jam with instructions such as, “Mission 8! Inseminate! And I cross my fangas, hoping that my genes dominate, hey!” — ChrisAlexander
4. Via satellite from the basement of the Knowles-Carter compound, Kelly Rowland performs a dramatic, teary-eyed cover of Beyoncé’s “I Was Here,” changing the name to “I Was Here (First),” as digital renderings of the unborn Chosen One, undoubtedly already more talented than Kelly, flash across a projection screen. Backing vocals provided by Destiny’s Child excommunicatees Farrah Franklin and Latavia Roberson. — ChrisAlexander
Again, congratulations to the happy couple. We’ll definitely be watching for the arrival of the heir to the throne.