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Although she has yet to officially announce plans for her fifth album, the 30-year-old songstress is re-teaming with The-Dream, the man responsible for penning hits like her anthemic track 'Single Ladies' and co-writing a handful of songs on her '4' LP. While the effort may not have performed as well as she would have liked -- nearing platinum status with 956,000 copies sold as of this month -- the multi-Grammy winner is already looking towards the future, and having a baby has done little to slow her down.
"She's ready to work," Dream tells The BoomBox. "She's crazy! She never stops doing anything. I don't know if [pregnancy] is going to slow her down. She's just incredible with doing things, I don't know how she's going to do it, she's just a maniac... in a good way."
One thing that has changed since she's gotten pregnant is her diet. According to Us Weekly, she has adopted a "partially vegan" diet, of which Jay has also picked up. "Jay's trying to be disciplined, and he needs the energy to support her," a source told the magazine.
The singer is scheduled to give birth this February. This will be the first child for the couple, who tied the knot in 2008.