Yesterday (October 20) a source told US Magazine that Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce are expecting a baby, saying that the singer is already in her first trimester of pregnancy. The pop star’s mother Tina Knowles will be on today's Ellen Degeneres Show to dispel the reports.

“I heard [the gossip],” Knowles said in a clip obtained by tmz.com, “but I’m here to clear the rumors up. The truth is that it’s not Beyonce that’s pregnant it’s me,” she joked.

“No it’s not true,” she clarified. “[But] I’m looking forward to it. With all the rumors, by now I should have about five or six grandchildren.” [Watch below]

Jay-Z is currently gearing up for the release of his book Decoded. Set for release on November 16, the tome will include the rapper’s memoirs, interviews with loved ones as well as a comprehensive breakdown of some of Hov’s favorite lyrics.

In related news, Ellen had Kanye West as a guest on her show on Tuesday. During the interview he offered a preview of his 35-minute “Runaway” and also revealed that he will never attend another awards show in light of last year’s incident at the MTV Video Music Awards, where he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video in defense of nominee Beyonce.

The Ellen interview with Tina Knowles airs this afternoon. Check you local listings for show times. —Elan Mancini