That collective shriek of joy you’re hearing from the BeyHive? Beyoncé and Jay Z are expecting twins.
Beyoncé, the cultural and music powerhouse, dropped the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday afternoon with a picture showing her cradling a baby bump:
The announcement was yet another example of the Beyoncé’s penchant for tightly controlling her own narrative. She revealed she was pregnant in 2011 with a knowing belly rub at the MTV Video Music Awards, after a spirited performance of “Love on Top” — and a microphone drop.
(A quick camera cut to Jay Z, born Shawn Carter, smiling ear-to-ear as Kanye West shook his rapper friend by the shoulders confirmed the message.)