So, is Jay-Z going to keep using the b-word or not?

Rumors have been flying since the birth of his and wife Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy, that the rapper would stop using the word in his future songs, but in an interview with The New York Daily News on the re-opening of his sports bar 40/40 Club, he put all rumors to rest.

When asked about those reports and a poem allegedly written by the rapper, he told the Daily News, "That poem and story are fake."

Another rumor making the rounds is that the British tabloid Star U.K. scored a post-birth interview with Beyonce, which the singer's mom, Tina Knowles, and her rep steadfastly deny, with Bey's rep saying, " Beyonce has not done any interviews. This is fake."

But U.K. Star's editors are sticking by their story, releasing this statement.

It is not made up or fictitious at all. We bought the interview from a reporter in the U.S. who conducted the interview with Beyonce before the birth. The reporter then obtained the 'top-up' info after the birth, which we believe to have been signed off by a girl on her LSM [labor service management] team.