Baby makes three for Beyoncé and Jay-Z who welcomed their new daughter this weekend!
Make way for music royalty!
E! News reports that the "1+1" singer delivered her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, late Saturday night by C-section at Lenox Hill hospital in New York.
Beyoncé checked in under the pseudonym Ingrid Jackson. To further ensure their safety (and that of baby Blue), she and hubby Jay-Z reportedly rented out an entire floor of the hospital for $1.3 million. Security cameras were also covered up; windows were blacked out and hospital staff members had to turn in their cellphones when clocking in.
According to UsWeekly, proud papa Jay was spotted walking the halls of hospital looking "happy." Beyoncé’s sister Solange, along with parents Tina and Mathew Knowles, were also seen at the hospital. The family came bearing flowers and pink balloons to celebrate the newest addition.
Beyoncé and Jay put a lot of thought into naming their new princess. The name Blue comes from the roman numeral IV, which means four. Aside from naming her current album 4, four is a very significant number for the "Love on Top" diva: She was married on April 4, 2008. She was born September 4 and Jay was born on December 4.
Blue Ivy’s arrival wasn’t without some drama, however. All the measures that Jay and Bey took to protect their family, put other families at a disadvantage.
Neil Coulon, a Brooklyn man, said that he had trouble getting to his newborn twins because of Bey’s security crew. “Three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the NICU (Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit) and it happened once on Friday—just because they wanted to use the hallway,” Neil told the New York Daily News.
One such incident kept him from NICU for about 20 minutes. Neil also complained that his family was kicked out of the waiting room at one point. “I know they spent $1.3 million and I’m just a contractor from Bed-Stuy, but the treatment we received was not okay,” Neil griped. “My wife is just terribly upset. She had a C-section. She gave birth to twins. She is sore. Nobody needs this.”
The contractor thinks that the celebrity parents could have taken other people into consideration and thought out their plan a little better.
“They should have been more strategic about it,” Neil said. “These are children with problems in intensive care and you’re just going to take over the hospital like you own it? All I want is an apology.”