Beyonce's baby bump reveal sparks Twitter record

August 30, 2011 - 3:35 PM
APTOPIX 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Arrivals

Beyonce arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce's pregnant performance at the MTV Video Music Awards sparked a Twitter record.

When Beyonce performed at 10:35 p.m. EDT Sunday night, there were 8,868 tweets per second. Twitter said that rate was a record for the service.

At the VMAs, Beyonce revealed a baby bump, cupping her growing belly for photographers as she arrived and rubbing her tummy when she performed. The 29-year-old singer is married to Jay-Z.

The VMAs drew MTV's biggest audience since the network began measuring its viewership. Sunday night's show attracted 12.4 million viewers.