So you're the Program Director for New York radio station Hot 97, one of the most influential hip hop stations in the country. You read the news that the wife of your friend and biggest cash cow Jay-Z is pregnant, which Beyonce herself may or may not have denied at a recent show. But you shoot off an email anyway congratulating him.

Then you get this as a reply (via Global Grind):

"It's not true. The news is worse than blogs."

So yeah, despite the, "I think my daughter needs company" statements from Bey, Jay-Z is either playing very coy (as Jay-Z is wont to do), the rumors aren't true (possibly) or, wait for it, Bey's pregnant and Jay doesn't know! (Doubtful. Very very doubtful.)

Beyonce hasn't said anything either way on the matter, so we'll just have to wait until the next convenient promotional cycle to find out the no-question-about-it truth.