Jay-Z has insisted that he and wife Beyonce are not expecting their second child.

The power couple have been at the centre of pregnancy rumours after the Bootylicious singer was snapped with what looked like a baby bump earlier this month, but the hip-hop star has set the record straight, telling E! News their nine-month-old daughter Blue Ivy won't be a big sister just yet.

Asked if he and Beyonce, 31, were having another baby, Jay-Z replied: "Tonight? No."

Asked whether they might be hearing the pitter-patter of tiny feet in nine months, he responded: "Not in nine months. Absolutely not."

The 42-year-old star, who was speaking at an event at his 40/40 club in New York, continued: "Not in one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight or nine months."