Music producer Jermaine Dupri has denied U.S. tabloid reports his pop superstar partner Janet Jackson is pregnant.
Rumours suggesting the Nasty hitmaker is expecting her first child with longtime boyfriend Dupri reached new heights at the weekend after the New York Daily News and celebrity blogger Perezhilton.com speculated whether the star was preparing to announce her pregnancy.
It was also claimed her baby plans were the reason she scrapped a string of rescheduled concerts after a bout of vertigo forced her to pull the original shows in October (08).
Jackson also fuelled speculation after telling Us Weekly magazine: "I'd love to have children... It's just up to Jermaine, what he wants to do."
But Dupri has refuted the reports, hinting journalists and bloggers are wrong.
He tells Usweekly.com, "Does Perez know that lying destroys the credibility of a blogger?"
However, gossip reporter Hilton insists he didn't make the pregnancy claims, saying, "I didn't say that Janet was pregnant, but if or when she is, I am sure she will make a great mother."