Beyonce shows off baby bump

Beyonce is still pregnant, despite reports she gave birth a week ago (ends30Dec11).

The R&B superstar was expected to become a first-time mom last month (Dec11), but she proudly showed off her baby bump during a rare public appearance in New York on Thursday (05Jan12).

She was photographed leaving a Manhattan office building, accompanied by a bodyguard.

The picture appears to back up reports suggesting the pregnant Irreplaceable singer and husband Jay-Z saw out 2011 with an intimate meal at Brooklyn's Buttermilk Channel restaurant at the weekend (31Dec11), while many news outlets were reporting she was in hospital after giving birth to a little girl.