Rapper Future has fuelled speculation his new fiancee Ciara is pregnant after failing to confirm or deny reports the singer is expecting his baby.

The Goodies beauty, who is known for showing off her abs onstage, sparked claims she was with child last month (Oct13) after sporting what appeared to be a small baby bump under her loose-fitting leather halter top while performing at the Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards in New York.

The gossip only heated up this weekend (02-03Nov13) when she performed at the Beats on the Beach festival in the United Arab Emirates, where she was again snapped with an apparently bloated belly.

Ciara has yet to address the reports, but Future did little to put a stop to the speculation during a Connecticut radio interview recently when he was quizzed about the couple's family plans live on air.

Asked by DJ Jenny Boom Boom if there was any truth to the pregnancy claims, he vaguely replied, "A rumour is a rumour!"

Future proposed to his girlfriend of one year late last month (Oct13) as they celebrated Ciara's 28th birthday in New York.

The R&B star has previously been linked to rapper Bow Wow, basketball ace Amar'e Stoudemire and 50 Cent

If the couple is expecting its first child together, it won't be Future's first - he recently agreed to pay child support to ex-girlfriend Jessica Smith after she proved he had fathered her 10-year-old son, and in February (13), he was hit with a second paternity lawsuit by a Georgia woman who claimed she had given birth to his lovechild last December (12).