Beyonce gave birth to her first child, Blue Ivy Carter, in 2012 Isaac Brekken/Getty

If Beyonce was hoping to quash the persistent pregnancy rumours, then she may want to try a different approach. The Drunk in Love hitmaker has continued to fuel speculation that she is expecting her second child with her rapper husband Jay Z after she was recently photographed hiding her midsection while shooting a music video in downtown Los Angeles.

In images posted online, the mother-of-one can be seen covered up in a baggy black sweatshirt while enlisting the help of a body double for the video's dangerous scenes. The stunt woman, who mirrored the star's look with blonde curly tresses, was snapped wearing a grey zip-up sweatshirt and coordinating, skin-tight trousers. She later appeared to jump off the side of the building strapped into a large, white harness.

Although Queen B has yet to address the rumours, a source told RadarOnline that the Grammy winner is apparently almost five months along. The gossip site also noted that the star's decision to put a hoodie over a floor-length dress "was pretty indicative that she was covering up". It is important to add that the source cannot be verified.

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Earlier in January, the 34-year-old was pictured in a green army jacket as she enjoyed a night out in West Hollywood with her other half. After the images began circulating online, fans couldn't help but point out that not only was her face fuller but she has been MIA recently. Earlier in the day, the power couple were spotted at their daughter's birthday celebrations, where Queen B concealed her curves once again with a baggy grey emblazoned Kenzo jumper.

If she is indeed in the family way then the diva knows how to keep it secret. She kept her first pregnancy under wraps until the 2011 MTV VMA Awards when she revealed her burgeoning bump at the end of her performance of Love On Top. She welcomed her daughter on 7 January 2012 at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital under heavy security.