Since the birth of Blue Ivy on January 7, claims have circulated that the ‘Countdown’ singer and husband Jay-Z were given an entire floor of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City to themselves, and that bodyguards keeping members of the general public away obstructed new parents from seeing their own infants.
Medical centre representatives have dismissed those claims as “simply not true.”
They say that the family have an executive suite at the hospital which is being billed at the standard rate for those accommodations. These executive suites are available for any patient, including the food service and amenities provided to the family, are available to any patient able and willing to pay for it.
They confirmed that Beyonce has her own security staff on site but says that their own staff are in charge.
“We have made every effort to ensure minimal disruption to other families experiencing the births of their own children over the past three days,” the representative says.
The statement follows claims that a group of new mothers are about to file a lawsuit against Lenox Hill, apparently feeling “neglected” by the “extremely rude” treatment they received while Beyoncé was hospitalised.
However, there have been conflicting reports from eyewitnesses regarding any special treatment that the singer received.
One expectant mother said that she had been “almost restrained” by security along with her children when she came too close to Beyoncé’s room, while another insisted that patients with appointments were able to walk through.
Meanwhile, Beyoncé and Jay-Z released an official statement about the arrival of Blue Ivy dismissing claims that she was born via Caesarean section. It said that it was a natural birth.
“It was the best experience of both of our lives,” the couple said. “Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.”