Former US President Barack Obama may have let slip the sex of Beyonce and Jay Z’s twins.
The former president, who was attending a ceremony to mark rapper Jay’s induction into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in New York on Thursday night, seemed to reveal the gender of the star’s new babies.
Amid speculation the twins have been born, Obama joked about the similarities between himself and Jay in the video, before implying that the musician was going to have ‘him beat’ when it comes to how many daughters they each have.
“I like to think Mr Carter and I understand each other. Nobody who met us as younger men would have expected us to be where we are today,” Obama said. “We know what it’s like not to have a father around, we know what it’s like not to come from much, and to know people who didn’t get the same breaks that we did. So we try to prop open those doors of opportunity so that it’s a little easier for those who come up behind us to succeed as well.”
The two-minute video sees Obama list the similarities before saying: ‘Jay and I are also fools for our daughters. Although, he’s going to have me beat once those twins show up.’
Since Obama has two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and Jay already has one, Blue Ivy with wife Beyonce, the comment implies that the only way the rapper could get him ‘beat’ is if he had twin girls.
Obama’s video sparked a Twitter frenzy on Thursday night, with one posting: ‘So Beyoncé is having twin girls. Only way Jay would have Obama “beat” once they arrive. He’s gonna be in trouble for spilling the beans.’
Another added: ‘Did Obama out Beyoncé as having twin girls? Otherwise, his comment about Jay beating him in terms of number of daughters doesn’t make sense.’
Jay Z skipped the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York on Thursday, amid speculation his wife Beyonce has already given birth to the couple’s twins.
The award was picked up on his behalf by his friend and record label head Jon Platt, who passed on the rapper’s apologies to the crowd.
Increasing the rumours further, Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles (below), has been spotted at the Los Angeles Medical Centre, rumoured to be where the couple are having their children, according to reports.
Beyonce’s younger sister was seen pulling into the medical facility on Thursday, according to Radar Online and various reports on Twitter, two days after rumours went into overdrive that the star was in labour.
Jay Z, meanwhile, was nowhere to be seen in NYC, despite receiving the honour of being the first rapper ever to be inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall Of Fame.
While the rapper’s mother, grandmother, sisters and many friends were in the audience, according to Variety, and the video message from Obama, the main man failed to make an appearance.
Instead, Jon Platt told the crowd at the ceremony on Thursday night: ‘I can’t begin to tell you how much this honour means to me – I’m sorry… it’s not my award.
‘I can’t begin to tell you how much this award means to Jay. He’s really sorry he can’t be here with you tonight.’
Jay Z also shared his thanks online, tweeting a long list of artists who inspire him before quipping: ‘I’m deleting this app in the morning. S*** is impossible to get right. I promise I’m not drunk.’