Beyonce gave birth at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York via C-Section and is reported to be doing fine. Their good friend Russell Simmons was one of the first to break the news on his twitter.
The name Ivy is thought to come from “IV” — the Roman numeral for four which is phonetically spelled out as “Ivy”. The number 4 is a common theme for the couple. They were secretly wed on April 4, 2008 (04/04/08), each has a birthday on the 4th (Beyonce on Sept. 4, Jay-Z on Dec .4). Beyonce’s fourth studio album was called 4. Blue is also reported to be Jay-Z’s favourite colour and has significance via his Blueprint trilogy of albums. Source Poprush.
Meanwhile TMZ reports that Beyonce and Jay-Z did NOT pay $1.3 million so the Destiny’s Child singer could give birth to Blue Ivy in a sealed off private floor … this according to the hospital.
A rep for Lenox Hill Hospital just released a statement, claiming, “The suggestion that the couple paid $1.3 million to rent an entire maternity floor is simply not true.”
The rep adds, “The family is housed in an executive suite at the hospital and is being billed the standard rate for those accommodations.”
According to the rep, “The family does have its own security detail on site. However, the hospital has been and continues to be in control of managing all security at the facility. We have made every effort to ensure minimal disruption to other families experiencing the births of their own children over the past three days.”
TMZ reported that moms at Lenox Hill where beyonce gave birth are considering filing a lawsuit against the hospital, claiming they were treated like 2nd class citizens when Beyonce rolled in this weekend.