Jay Z skips New York awards ceremony amid frenzied rumours his wife Beyonce has 'given birth to twin boy and girl'... as star's sister Solange is 'spotted at LA medical centre'

  • Jay Z skipped the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York on Thursday
  • Tweeters reportedly spotted Beyonce's sister Solange at the LA medical centre on the same day
  • Jay Z was spotted leaving their home on Tuesday amid reports wife Beyonce has given birth
  • This came after Twitter went into overdrive with rumours the star gave birth to her twins, thought to be a boy and a girl, earlier that day
  • Heavy security was spotted at a Los Angeles hospital, while it was also reported her security staff were carrying two baby seats to a medical facility 

Beyonce's husband Jay Z skipped the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York on Thursday, amid speculation his wife Beyonce has given birth to the couple's twins.

The award was picked up on his behalf by his friend and record label head Jon Platt, who passed on the rapper's apologies to the crowd.  

Increasing the rumours further, Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles has been spotted at the Los Angeles medical centre rumoured to be where the couple are having their children, according to reports on Thursday. 

Slip of the tongue? The former president appeared in a video to mark rapper Jay's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony in New York on Thursday night, and seemed to reveal the gender of the star's new babies 

 MIA: Beyonce's husband Jay Z skipped the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York on Thursday, amid speculation his wife Beyonce has given birth to the couple's twins

Beyonce's younger sister was seen pulling into the medical facility on Thursday, according to Radar Online and various reports on Twitter, two days after rumours went into overdrive that the star was in labour. 

Jay Z meanwhile was nowhere to be seen in NYC, despite receiving the honour of being the first rapper ever to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

While the rapper's mother, grandmother, sisters and many friends were in the audience, according to Variety, and a video message from Barack Obama was played, the main man failed to make an appearance.

Instead Jon Platt instead told the crowd at the ceremony on Thursday night: 'I can't begin to tell you how much this honour means to me – I'm sorry… it's not my award.

'I can't begin to tell you how much this award means to Jay. He's really sorry he can't be here with you tonight.'

Jay Z also shared his thanks online, tweeting a long list of artists who inspire him before quipping: 'I'm deleting this app in the morning. S*** is impossible to get right. I promise I'm not drunk.'

By her side? Increasing the rumours further, Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles has been spotted at the Los Angeles medical centre rumoured to be where the couple are having their children, according to reports on Thursday

By her side? Increasing the rumours further, Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles has been spotted at the Los Angeles medical centre rumoured to be where the couple are having their children, according to reports on Thursday

On Tuesday, Jay Z was spotted leaving theBeverly Hills mansion he shares with Beyonce.

The Hip Hop mogul, 47, was seen leaving their home after Twitter went into overdrive over rumours his 35-year-old wife was in labour on Tuesday.

The day marked the Lemonade hitmaker's due date, and saw increased security at the medical centre. 

Jay, who is also father to 5-year-old Blue Ivy with his superstar wife, was seen talking on the phone as he left their home in the back of a chauffeur-driven Escalade. 

With his face partially obscured, he looked in deep thought, perhaps anxious to be reunited the new additions to his family- rumoured to be a boy and a girl.

Day out: As the speculation mounts that Jay and Beyonce have welcomed their twins though, the singer's mother Tina Knowles enjoyed a trip to Disneyland on Thursday

Day out: As the speculation mounts that Jay and Beyonce have welcomed their twins though, the singer's mother Tina Knowles enjoyed a trip to Disneyland on Thursday

The 99 Problems star, who married Beyonce in 2008 after five years of dating, was reportedly headed in the direction of the Westwood-based medical facility. 

As the speculation mounts that Jay and Beyonce have welcomed their twins though, the singer's mother Tina Knowles enjoyed a trip to Disneyland on Thursday.

Tina shared updates on her Instagram page as she enjoyed the outing with her mentorship group Tina's Angels. Posing in a Minnie Mouse hat, Tina told her followers:

'Just finished a trip with Tina's Angels and Richards warriors! To Disneyland! It was hott but fun !! It was our trip to kick Off summer vacation! The kids were great fun ! Check out my micky hat.' 

Congrats! Tina also posted a message on Thursday congratulating her son-in-law on his achievement

Congrats! Tina also posted a message on Thursday congratulating her son-in-law on his achievement

Beyonce fans first sparked a Twitter frenzy amid fevered speculation the heavily pregnant star is finally in labour in the early hours of Tuesday. 

Heavy security was spotted at a Los Angeles hospital, while it was also reported her security staff were carrying two baby seats to a medical facility earlier in the day.   

The superstar is due to give birth to her twins any time soon, which will increase the size of her brood with husband Jay Z to three.

Labour of love? There was fevered speculation Beyonce was at an LA hospital to give birth earlier on Tuesday

Labour of love? There was fevered speculation Beyonce was at an LA hospital to give birth earlier on Tuesday

An insider told Hollywood Life: 'Beyonce's security was seen leaving her Beverly Hills home this morning carrying two baby seats to a hospital in West LA 

'Beyonce's due date was yesterday and she has been seeing her OB/GYN on a regular basis at a different location. This trip to this hospital is unique.'

A storm of tweets was unleashed due to the speculation. 

One fan said: 'I just need a heads up from Beyonce and the twins on when they plan to break the internet so I can cancel all my plans in advance.'

While another said: 'Did Beyonce already have the twins or is she only in labor bc if i share a birthday with them i will *die*' 

Twits: There was frenzied fan speculation over whether she was really in labor

Twits: There was frenzied fan speculation over whether she was really in labor

Spreading the rumour: Some tweeters claimed to have inside knowledge 

Spreading the rumour: Some tweeters claimed to have inside knowledge 

Others claimed to have insider knowledge as one tweeter, Caslon Hatch, told her followers: 'You heard it here first. A friend of a friend who is an OB @ Beyonce's hospital tells me she had her twins, a boy and a girl.'

Some fans pointed out that if the twins have been born or are due imminently they will fall under the Gemini star sign, which is represented by The Twins Castor and Pollux.

One excited tweeted typed: 'So apparently Beyonce is in labor???! Her Gemini twins are coming to save us all.' 

Twin sign: Some fans pointed out that if the twins have been born or are due imminently, they will fall under the Gemini star sign

Twin sign: Some fans pointed out that if the twins have been born or are due imminently, they will fall under the Gemini star sign

Others were desperate to find out the no-doubt unusual names Bey and Jay will call their twins, with one fan quipping: 'Folk are reporting that Queen Mother, Queen Beyonce is in labor. I'm not ready for White Lotus and Purple Reign. The Beyhive has grown.' 

And most fans in the US were willing to pull an all-nighter to follow the speculation, with one tweeter musing: 

'I think Beyonce in labor. Might as well stay up all night to see if it's true lol.' 

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Give us the names! Others were desperate to find out the no-doubt unusual names Bey and Jay will call their twins

Give us the names! Others were desperate to find out the no-doubt unusual names Bey and Jay will call their twins

Seeing this one through: And most fans in the US were willing to pull an all-nighter to follow the speculation

Seeing this one through: And most fans in the US were willing to pull an all-nighter to follow the speculation

If Beyonce is giving birth at a hospital, it would put previous claims she had converted part of her home so she could deliver there, quite literally, to bed.

In addition to the Twitter speculation, the NY Daily News also quote sources at Melba's restaurant in Harlem who heard DJ Khaled, whose new track Shining features performances by Jay Z and Beyoncé, spreading word on Tuesday evening that his friends had welcomed their twins.

Another source who works at Jay Z's 40/40 nightclub in NYC told the publication that the couple welcomed a boy and a girl on Tuesday morning.

Three become five? Sources have speculated that the family grew at some point on Tuesday 

Three become five? Sources have speculated that the family grew at some point on Tuesday 

Jay Z, real name Shawn Carter, 47, announced in February they are expecting twins.

The rapper said: 'We would like to share our love and happiness. 'We have been blessed two times over.

'We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters.'

The couple, who got married in 2008, are already parents to five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.

When their first child was born, the couple confirmed the news in a statement to press two days after the birth.

The low-key announcement followed Beyonce's big reveal of her pregnancy during a performance at the 2011 MTV VMAs when she ended her routine by rubbing her stomach.  

Keeping fans updated: The star has been posting plenty of snaps on social media of her blooming bump

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