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OTRC: Beyonce and mom talk 'crazy' surrogacy rumors

Beyonce appears in an undated photo posted on her Tumblr blog in April 2012. / She appears in an October interview with Australia's 'Sunday Night.' (Beyonce.Tumblr.Com)

Beyonce Knowles battled rumors during her pregnancy with Blue Ivy Carter that she was not pregnant and that her daughter was being carried by a surrogate. Now the legendary singer and her mother, Tina Knowles, are talking about the rumors.

"That was crazy. It wasn't hurtful, it was just crazy," the 30-year-old told People magazine. "[I thought] 'Where did they come up with this?'"

Beyonce and Jay-Z, who married in 2008, welcomed their daughter on January 7 in a New York hospital. The rapper then released a song about the baby, called "Glory."

Some were doubtful of Beyonce's pregnancy after a clip circulated online where the singer was interviewed for Australia's "Sunday Night" in October. As she sits down for the interview, her dress folds in a way that made people suspect that it was actually a prosthetic baby bump that deflated. The clip can be seen below at the 55 second mark.

"It was a fabric that folded," Beyonce Knowles said. "Does fabric not fold? Oh my gosh, so stupid."

Tina Knowles added that she had a hard time listening to critics about her daughter's pregnancy. "I thought it was very unfair and very cruel that someone would think that someone would be that diabolical to keep up a charade like that for nine months," Tina Knowles told the magazine. "As a mother it was painful for me to hear the crazy rumors. And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous."

Earlier this week it was revealed that the magazine named Beyonce Knowles the "Most Beautiful Woman" of 2012. She was the first black celebrity to grace the cover of the magazine's "Most Beautiful" issue in nine years and the second since it began the tradition two decades ago.

"The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy," she told the magazine. "The word 'love' means something completely different now."

It was announced in March that the songstress has scheduled her first concerts since giving birth to her daughter.

The singer will perform three gigs in the new beachfront Revel Resort in Atlantic, City, New Jersey between May 25 and May 27, over Memorial Weekend, when the hotel opens to the public officially. Tickets for the concerts, which can seat a little more than 5,000 people, go on sale on April 6.

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