Beyonce and Jay-Z hijack Lenox Hill hospital for birth of Blue Ivy

Beyonce and Jay-Z reportedly spent $1.3 million to rent out an entire floor at Lenox Hill hospital.

New parents Beyonce and Jay-Z, a notoriously private couple, are at the center of some criticism after fellow hospital-goers accused them of intruding on the stays of other patients.

The famous pair reportedly shelled out $1.3 million to rent out an entire floor of Lenox Hill hospital for the birth of their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, on Saturday night. They also stationed an entourage of body guards at the hospital, ensuring absolute isolation for Beyonce before, during and after her delivery by C-section.

“They locked us into the NICU and would say, ‘You can’t come out to the hallway for the next 20 minutes.’ When I finally was able to go back out, I went to the waiting room and they’d ushered my family downstairs,” Neil Coulon, a man whose wife also delivered a baby, told the New York Post.

One would expect the star treatment be given to the diva baby of music’s most famous couple, but hospital workers say it was taken to the utmost extreme. In renovations that began two months before the birth, tinted tape covered the windows of Beyonce’s hospital room and its regular door was replaced with one that was bulletproof. The entire floor would reportedly go into “lockdown” mode anytime the superstar family was on the move.

“These are parents who are going through very stressful times,’ Caloun said of parents whose babies are in the NICU. “To have that circus roll into town, having to deal with all this drama because someone is a superstar, isn’t fair.”

The bad press surrounding the birth of his daughter is now just one more problem Jay-Z has to add to his list, which already has 99. 



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