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Beyonce Knowles appears on ABCs The View November 22, 2010. / Oprah Winfrey speaks after the Academy Awards in March 2010. - Provided courtesy of ABC / ABC

Gayle King says Oprah Winfrey is not the godmother to Beyonce's baby Blue Ivy

01/27/2012 by Olivia Allin

It looks like Beyonce and Jay-Z's first daughter Blue Ivy Carter will not have Oprah Winfrey as her godmother, according to the media mogul's best friend Gayle King.

"Let me just say, if that is true, it is news to her," King said on CBS' "This Morning" talk show. "She was heading to South Africa when Baby Blue was born, she didn't even know yet. It's absolutely not true that she's the godmother.

"She's friends with them, of course, and likes them very much," King continued. "She's working on sending them a baby gift, she hasn't even had time to send a baby gift because she's been away."

King is a co-host of the newly launched CBS talk show "This Morning" along with Charlie Rose and Erica Hill. She is also an editor-at-large for Winfrey's "O, The Oprah Magazine."

It was rumored on Thursday that Winfrey would serve as Blue Ivy's godmother, following a report by MediaTakeOut.com, which also said Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith, a friend of Jay-Z who has worked as the rapper's road manager, was made the godfather of the child. The urban website cited an "EXTREMELY reliable insider" as its source.

Both Beyonce and Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, have appeared several times on Winfrey's old long-running talk series, "The Oprah Winfrey Show." The program ended its run after some 25 years in May 2011.

Beyonce and Jay-Z, who married in 2008, welcomed their daughter on January 7 in a New York hospital.

Shortly after the birth, the rapper released a song about the baby.

Watch Gayle King on "This Morning" below.

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