Before hitting the stage, Beyoncé announced her pregnancy on the black carpet at the 2011 MTV VMAs. "OMG Beyonce just made a huge announcement on the #vma carpet! #baby!!!!! twitpic.com/6cva18," MTV tweeted. Bey', in a one-shoulder red Lanvin gown, held her belly before the flashing lights after announcing her pregnancy.
Mid-show, Beyoncé performed her love song, "Love on Top," off her Billboard 200 No. 1 album, "4." After making the crowd, including Kanye West and Lady Gaga, two-step, Bey' opened up her Dolce&Gabbana hot pink sequins tux to rub her pregnant belly. Proud father-to-be and husband Jay-Z smiled back at his wife.