Beyonce has sent fans into overdrive amid rampant speculation suggesting she has gone into labour.
The superstar announced she was expecting twins with husband Jay Z, real name Shawn Carter, in a post on Instagram in February (17), but she kept details surrounding her due date a secret.
Rumours began swirling on Tuesday (13Jun17) alleging the Formation hitmaker has checked into the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, with a source telling The Shade Room officials had started to clear out a whole floor of the hospital so the singer and her family could have some privacy.
Members of the paparazzi also spotted a fleet of SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) leaving the couple's Los Angeles mansion, reportedly heading straight to the hospital, while her hair stylist Chuck Amos shared what appeared to be a telling post on Instagram on Tuesday.
"Hang in there, Mama!" he captioned a photo of the two, alongside a yellow heart emoji to express his love for Beyonce, who is already mum to five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.
Representatives for the parents-to-be have yet to comment on the rumours, but if Beyonce has given birth, it's good timing for Jay Z, as he is due to become the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony in his native New York on Thursday (15Jun17).
The singer indicated she was nearing her due date last month (May17) when her mother Tina Knowles-Lawson hosted a lavish bash in honour of the expectant mum. The celebration, held at a private residence in Beverly Hills, California on 20 May (17), was dubbed the "Carter Push Party".
Guests included pregnant tennis ace Serena Williams, and Beyonce's Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Jay Z was also present for the party.
The hip-hop supercouple wed in 2008.