Beyonce's pregnant belly, Jay-Z's grin set Twitter record on VMA night

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If you were excited to see Beyonce acknowledge her undercover bun in the oven at the end of her performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, you weren't alone. Twitter confirms the moment prompted the site's most ever tweets-per-second.

Twitter confirms the barrage, which came as Beyonce opened her tuxedo top to rub her belly as a proud husband Jay-Z was congratulated by Kanye West, topped out at 8,868 Tweets per second.

That number topped previous Twitter records set by Women's World Cup soccer, the royal wedding and the death of Osama bin Laden.

The tweets didn't stop there, either. In a release (via Lost Remote), MTV claims more than 3 million VMA-related tweets went out during the broadcast.

To see what set off the latest high bar for tweets-per-second, have a look at this clip: 

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