Pictured: Beyonce emerges for the first time since birth rumours
The internet rumour mill went into overdrive late last month with claims Beyonce had given birth to her baby girl.
And now the singer has emerged for the first time since the speculation began.
In these exclusive pictures, the 30-year-old is seen stroking her tummy as she's escorted out of a New York office building by a body guard.
Spotted: Beyonce was seen leaving an office building in New York City last night
The star, who was dressed in skinny jeans and a blazer, used a huge patterned scarf to cover her stomach.
She was wearing gold heels, albeit much lower than her
usual six inch favourites.
It is the first time the star has been pictured since December 21 but witnesses had spotted the star
celebrating New Year's Eve with her husband Jay-Z at Buttermilk Channel
in Brooklyn, New York.
Touching her tummy: The singer hid her stomach under a big patterned scarf
And her younger sibling Solange, 25, confirmed her sister was very much still pregnant when the clock struck midnight.
She tweeted: 'Shout out to my sister for being THE cutest pregnant woman ever!'
Baby rumours reached fever pitch on December 30 with reports that Beyonc had given welcomed a daughter called Tiana May Carter.
came after reports suggested that staff at St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
– a private facility in New York – had been told to prepare for a VIP
Beyonce announced her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards back in August.
She arrived on the red carpet cradling her bump.
The singer also showed off her growing tummy after her onstage performance at the same ceremony – unbuttoning her sequined jacket and rubbing her tummy.
Back in October the former Destiny's Child faced internet rumours that she was faking her pregnancy after an interview she did for Australian TV was posted online.
Critics claimed that when the Texan sat down her bump disappeared.
But Beyonce's rep quickly batted down those rumours saying they were 'foolish.'
The baby will be the first child for the Single Ladies pop star and her husband Jay-Z and the second grandchild for her parents Tina and Mathew Knowles.
Beyonce's younger sister Solange has a seven-year-old son Daniel Smith JR.
The addition to the Knowles clan will be some welcome good news just weeks after her parents' divorce became final.
The couple had been married for 31 years.
Internet rumours: The star was the subject reports that she'd given birth late last month