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It’s true, the power couple, who has made Forbes list year after year, hip hop and R&B mongols Jay-Z and Beyonce’s new child Blue Ivy is finally here on the green–err concrete earth. Born at Lennox HIll hospital in New York City, there have been some controversies surrounding the little one’s birth–over the top luxury treatment at the hospital, private floor at Lennox, burly security guards resembling night club security roaming the covered up security camera monitored hallways, and over 1.5 million dollars in…toys. But really, can you blame them? They are rich, beautiful, and have to protect their little seed.
I mean, after years of “selling water to a well” one can expect this to happen, no?
Talking up a Blue streak
“Only one person can get Beyoncé, 30, and Jay-Z, 42, to go on the record: Blue. In an unprecedented move, the power couple released their only official joint statement — ever. “Hello Hello Baby Blue! We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter,” the statement, posted on Beyoncé’s site Monday, reads. “Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.””-Reported by Arienne Thompson, USA TODAY
What’s behind the name?
“An Ivy by any other name…
“Apple” is so 2004, but that’s not a diss. Sure, Auntie G (aka Gwyneth Paltrow) garnered plenty of attention when she named her daughter after a piece of fruit, but Blue’s moniker is making waves for other reasons. The Internet is abuzz with analysis about little Babyoncé’s name, with fans and bloggers alike speculating that her colorful first name is a nod to dad Jay-Z’s Blueprint album franchise and that her middle name, Ivy, is an interpolation of the roman numeral IV, or 4, which is the couple’s favorite number and happens to be the number of letters in her first name. Clever, clever. “- By Arienne Thompson, USA TODAY
But what about the hospital drama?
Leah Collins from the National Post reports:
“A young father named Edgar Ramirez told the Daily News that his wife gave birth on the same floor as Beyonce, and security kept him from visiting his wife and newborn daughter for three hours. “The security was just ridiculous. I felt like I was in a prison,” Ramirez told the paper, explaining he was held in a waiting room.
According to TMZ, a group of new mothers who felt “neglected” by Lenox Hill Hospital staff during the celebirthing are discussing a lawsuit against the hospital. Rozz Nash-Coulon, a new mother and wife of the Brooklyn man previously mentioned, told the Associated Press that she is among a group of parents who are working to organize a protest against the care they received at Lenox Hill, treatment she described as “disgusting.”
“Once they checked in there was high security everywhere. It looked like the president was on our floor. The hospital’s security cameras were taped over. Internal windows from the hallways into the ward were blacked out,” Nash-Coulon told AP.
In a statement released to to the Daily News, the hospital confirmed that Beyonce and Jay-Z were accompanied by their own security staff at the hospital, however they played down reports of guards troubling other patients, and stated that “the hospital has been and continues to be in control of managing all security.” As spokesperson Ann Silverman told the New York Times: “We have been in control of the security detail, and we remain in control of it. The security plan was designed not to to limit access to patient care areas.”
Sources Say The Security Cameras Were Covered Up
The New York Times says “In a statement, Ms. Knowles and Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, said Blue Ivy’s “birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven.” They did not address the complaints from other patients.”