Our secret baby heartache: Jay-Z reveals Beyonce suffered a miscarriage before falling pregnant with Blue Ivy CarterRapper releases new song Glory featuring a recording of crying Blue Ivy Couple reveal baby was delivered naturally, not via C-section as first reported'We are in heaven,' the pair say in a statement thanking fans for support and well wishes
Secret heartache: Beyonce, pictured here in November, suffered a miscarriage before falling pregnant with her new daughter Blue Ivy
Beyonce suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage before falling pregnant with her daughter, according to her husband Jay-Z.
The rapper made the revelation in a new song Glory which he posted on his social website Life and Times today.
The tune is a tribute to the couple's new baby, Blue Ivy Carter, who was born in New York late Saturday night.
In the song, Jay-Z, 42, talks about where
the child was conceived (in Paris) and even reveals that Beyonce, 30, had a lost a child one point.
'Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/We was afraid you'd disappear/But nah baby you magic.'
The sound of crying Blue Ivy can be heard at the end of the song.
The track was produced by Pharrell and credits the new arrival as 'B.I.C.'
Other moving lyrics include: 'The most amazing feeling I feel, words can't describe what I'm feeling for real / Baby, I paint the sky blue, my greatest creation was you.
'You're the child of destiny / you're the child of my destiny / you're my child with the child from Destiny's Child.'
Early reports claimed the singer gave birth via C-section, but the couple now say otherwise.
The released a joint statement today, saying Blue 'was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives.'
The couple adds, “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.'
It's the first child for the power
couple, who wed in 2008 in a private ceremony after a years-long
Scroll down to listen to Jay-Z's moving new song Glory, featuring a crying Blue Ivy Carter
Fears: The rapper has revealed they were worried Beyonce would miscarry again, but she was able to carry the child to full term
Beyonce announced her pregnancy to the world last August at
the MTV Video Music Awards with a simple rub of her swollen belly.
Celebs close to the couple have
tweeted congrats. Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, tweeted Sunday
morning: 'The most beautiful girl in the world,' while Beyonce's close
friend Gwyneth Paltrow also tweeted: 'Welcome to the world Blue! We love
BEYONCE AND JAY-Z'S BABY ANNOUNCEMENT IN FULL
'Hello Hello Baby Blue!
'We are both happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
'Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, and we are both in heaven.
'She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of our lives.
'We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.
it has emerged that the A-list couple have infuriated other new parents
by enforcing a lockdown at the hospital where they had their first child
The pop superstars reportedly spent a
staggering $1.3 million for pricey renovations to an exclusive recovery
area at one of Manhattan's swankiest hospitals – including a
bulletproof door to her room.
hey also have their own private security force working an area alongside hospital security already at Lenox Hill Hospital.
other parents have bitterly complained that the intense measures have
not just given privacy to the superstars and their baby – but made other
new parents miss out on precious moments with their own newborns.
Fuming parents said they were
essentially put on 'lockdown' so that the pampered songstress and her
party could come and go as they pleased.
'They just used the hospital like it
was their own and nobody else mattered,' blasted new dad Neil Coulon,
who said his efforts to see his premature, newborn twins in the neonatal
ICU were disrupted at least four times by the arrival of Beyonce and
Coulon – who is from Jay-Z's native
Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn – said some of his relatives drove 4 1/2
hours to see his girls, only to be shunted aside for Beyonce.
'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!
'We love you already': Close friend, actress Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted her congratulations to baby Blue
Proud aunty: Beyonce's younger sister Solange tweeted about Blue's arrival on her Twitter page on Sunday
'These are parents who are going
through very stressful times,'' the 39-year-old contractor said of NICU
parents. 'To have that circus roll into town, having to deal with all
this drama because someone is a superstar, isn't fair.'
CELEBRITIES CONGRATULATE BEYONCE AND JAY-Z ON BIRTH OF BLUE IVY CARTER
'The best part of [Beyonce's] life is about to begin. I just wish her
the best. I know she's going to love it and be a great mom.”
Diddy: 'Congrats to jay and B! God Bless 🙂 ! And many more!'
Snooki: 'Beyonce congrats on your baby gurl mama!!!! So happy for you , you deserve it sexpot'
Brooklyn Decker: 'Oh
my gosh Bey had her baby… I hope I hope I hope she is named
Brooklyn.. I will tattoo it on my butt if so.' She later added: 'Ivy
Blue Carter. They named her Ivy Blue Carter.. we can no longer be
bonded. I'll go cry myself to sleep now.'
Tyrese: 'Congrats to you both .. You are loved..! Beyonce' and Jay are new proud parents of a healthy baby girl .. Blessings!!
Young Jeezy: 'Congratulations to Jay-Z & Beyonce on baby Ivy Blue being born'
Kourtney Kardashian: 'Congratulations to Beyonce, the 2nd Princess of Pop (behind Britney) for her new baby girl Ivy Blue'
He added: '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.
'This is the NICU. Nobody cares if you're a celebrity. Nobody is star-gazing. They just want to see their children.
'To have that circus roll into town and ruin our parade was unpleasant.'
Beyonce and Jay-Z have spent already
spent the past two months supervising pricey renovations to Beyonce's
mammoth, fourth-floor recovery digs – including the installation of a
bulletproof door to her room, a hospital worker told The New York Post.
The windows in her reserved wing on
that floor were darkened with what appeared to be special curtains or
tape to prevent anyone looking in.
'Her room is bulletproof. It's
custom-made,' a staffer said, noting that the couple sent in a security
team 'a couple of months ago' to evaluate the accommodations.
'They came in and reconstructed it. It's completely different,'' said the employee.
But the real drama surrounding Blue
Ivy's long-awaited arrival began Friday night, when Beyonce checked in
under the name Ingrid Jackson and settled into her sixth-floor delivery
suite to have the baby.
Windows in the NICU down the hall
were blacked out with tape and temporary curtains so that nobody could
see the comings and goings of the VIPs at the other end of the hallway.
Beyonce has 'her own security, and hospital security,' a Lenox Hill employee noted.
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VIP patient: The 30-year-old and her rapper husband are said to have paid $1.3 million to seal off and refurbish a wing at the hospital