Beyonce will not stand for baseless tabloid rumors about her body, especially during her pregnancy.

On Thursday, May 4, the Lemonade singer shared a close-up selfie of her visibly poutier-than-usual lips, causing some fans and web sites to speculate that she had undergone lip injections. The following day (May 5), a rep for Beyonce, Yvette Noel-Schure, slammed the rumors in a statement released to Gossip Cop.

"What do you know about the effects of pregnancy on a woman’s entire body? Please tell me," Noel-Schure wrote. "Did you know that in addition to weight gain there is often a dramatic change in the blood flow in the system and increased fluid causing swelling? Do you know that often women’s gums get swollen? Do you know that it sometimes affects our speech, our ability to chew intently and a host of other things?"

"But the sacrifice to our faces, our feet and our entire bodies is something we welcome because we bring beautiful humans into the world who will one day combat your hate and negativity," she continued, adding, "I stood silent during Beyonce’s first pregnancy when you thought it was okay to bully her like the cowards you are, when you accused her of never being pregnant, but I simply cannot this time."

Beyonce's rep concluded her statement by addressing the tabloid publications (the "saddest individuals") who had perpetuated the rumor, criticizing them for "picking on a pregnant lady," something she described as tantamount to possessing the coldest, despicable heart."

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