May 21, 2013 at 8:14 AM ET
Ah, well. It was fun while it lasted.
According to New York's Hot 97, Jay-Z emailed the radio station's program director after getting a congratulatory email about Beyonce's rumored second pregnancy -- and said it just wasn't so.
"Jay-Z emailed Ebro (Darden) over the weekend and told him that the pregnancy rumor is false," said Peter Rosenberg on the YouTube video of the in-studio "The Realness" report, which was posted Monday.
In a different, radio-only conversation, Ebro gave a few more details about the email, noting that Jay-Z wrote back: "It's not true, the news is worse than blogs." He said the email account was valid to his knowledge, as he and the rapper had been exchanging notes for the past five years.
Last Friday, rumors began kicking up that Beyonce, who has spoken about wanting more children (Blue Ivy, her daughter with Jay-Z was born in January 2012) was in fact pregnant again. Multiple sources pointed to photos of her in which she might (or might not, as the case may be) be concealing (or showing) a baby bump.
Neither the future mama, daddy or their spokespersons commented directly on the rumors (which were so convincing celebrities -- and radio station managers -- began tweeting congrats), but Beyonce did briefly put up an Instagram post that read: "I can't stop the rumors from starting, and I can't really change peoples minds who believe them, all I can do is sit back and laugh at these low life people who have nothing better to do than talk about me."