Father complains Beyonc's security team 'barred him from seeing premature twins in hospital's intensive care-unit' as staffers say power couple dished out $1.3MILLION for bulletproof maternity wingNew father Neil Coulon of Brooklyn laments: 'I know they spent $1.3million and I'm just a contractor from Bed-Stuy'
The father of premature twins born at the same hospital as Beyonc and Jay-Z's baby girl says her security kept him from seeing the newborns.
Superstar: Beyonce, seen two days before giving birth, has upset a man who claims he was stopped while trying to visit his newborn twins
The 30-year-old singer's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, arrived via scheduled Caesarean section at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City on Saturday night.
But Neil Coulon, 39, of Brooklyn said the stress of his wife Rosalyn delivering two
premature girls was tripled when Beyonc's towering bodyguards allegedly barred him from the sixth-floor
neonatal intensive care unit.
Coulon told the New York Daily News that security also cleared a waiting room of his relatives – some who drove four and a half hours to the Manhattan hospital to see his newborn twin girls – and described the star as treating the hospital like 'an exclusive nightclub'.
'Three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the NICU and it happened once on Friday – just
because they wanted to use the hallway,' he said.
'They should have been more strategic about it, 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.
It has been reported that the couple spent $1.3 million (842,000) to seal off and redecorate a wing, complete with bulletproof glass and ultra-tight security measures.
Mr Coulson, from the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn (where Jay-Z hails from) said he was appalled at the double standard.
'I know they spent $1.3million and I'm just a contractor from Bed-Stuy but the treatment we received was not okay.
'My wife is
just terribly upset. She had a C-section. She gave birth to twins. She
is sore. Nobody needs this.
Stress: Neil Coulon of Brooklyn, pictured left with his wife Rosalyn, said the presence of Beyonc's bodyguards on the sixth-floor neonatal intensive care unit is tripling their anxiety over the birth of their twin daughters, right
'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.'
A source at the hospital told the paper: 'Some people were upset. I heard a gentleman say he couldn’t go upstairs to see his baby'.
BLUE IVY CARTER – THE MEANING OF HER NAME
Ivy is in reference to the couple's love of the number four – roman numeral for 4 is IV
Beyonc and Jay-Z were married on April 4, 2008
Jay-Z's birthday is December 4
Beyonc's birthday is September 4
Beyonc and Jay-Z have matching IV tattoos on their wedding fingers
The singer's latest album is called 4 which was her fourth solo studio album
Jay-Z has a trilogy of albums under The Blueprint banner which could have inspired his daughter's name
He has released The Blueprint, The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse and The Blueprint 3
But hospital spokeswoman Anne Silverman said she had not personally heard of the complaints.
'We take patient satisfaction very seriously. This is the first time I’m hearing about it.'
Meanwhile, a Boston-area event planning company has been flooded with calls because its name is also Blue Ivy, reported TMZ.
Owner Veronica Alexandra said she been
getting phone calls, texts and Facebook posts from friends since the
baby's name was announced.
Before this weekend, her site came up first when someone Googled the name.
She told the website she'd love to
plan all of the little girl's milestone celebrations and even said the
baby should be the new face of her company.
'Clearly great minds think alike, and who better than our Blue Ivy to plan events for B&J's Blue Ivy'
The couple's close friend Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed the baby's name on Twitter, writing: 'Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already.'
Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, was by Beyonce's side during the birth, according to E! Online.
Doting dad: Rap artist and entrepreneur Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, was reportedly at Beyonce's side during the birth
Reported: 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
A source told Beyonc's hometown newspaper Houston Chronicle that 'mother and baby are doing fine'.
New parents There has been speculation for weeks Beyonce had already given birth
The baby's middle name Ivy may be in reference to Beyonc and Jay-Z's love of the number 4.
They married on April 4, 2008, Beyonc's latest album is called 4 and the couple have matching tattoos of the roman numeral for 4 – IV – on their wedding fingers.
Beyonc and Jay-Z were also born on September 4 and December 4 respectively.
Blue, Jay-Z has a trilogy of albums with the word in the title. The
Blueprint was released in 2001 around the time he got together with Beyonc, The Blueprint2: The Gift & The Curse came out in 2002 and The
Blueprint 3 in 2009.
Incidentally, there had been rumours in
the Noughties that Jay-Z had dated Hit 'Em Up Style singer Blu Cantrell
which she later denied, but admitted that she had a 'major crush' on
Despite initial confusion the baby
was named Ivy Blue, E! reporter Ken Baker later clarified friends of the
couple confirmed the newborn was actually called Blue Ivy.
The singer's younger sister Solange tweeted yesterday: 'The most beautiful girl in the world.' While other celebrities tweeted their
congratulations to the couple, including hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and Rihanna.
Us Weekly reported Beyonc's
sister Solange and parents Tina and Mathew Knowles arrived at the
hospital holding 'flowers with pink balloons and silver and black
'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
Jay-Z was also seen walking through the hospital halls looking 'happy' an observer said.
a spokesperson for the power couple – who are said to be worth
$750million – was not available for comment, security is said to have
been tightened at the hospital.
We've been waiting for you: Rihanna wasted no time welcoming the babe into the world
Public congratulations: Russell Simmons was one of the first celebrities to tweet the news
YOUR CHILD'S CALLED BLUE SO'S MINE! CELEBRITY YOUNGSTERS WHO SHARE THAT NAME
A rather simple name – Blue as a name for a child has no hidden meanings – it simply means the colour Blue.
Although many find Blue unusual as a name, it's actually been quite popular in celebrity circles for a while.
U2 guitarist The Edge has a 22-year-old daughter Blue Angel with ex-wife Aislinn.
Alicia Silverstone's seven-month-old son is called Bear Blu (pictured above).
Actress Maria Bello has a 10-year-old old son Jackson Blue.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston have a 11-year-old daughter Ella Bleu.
Singer Cher and late ex-husband Gregg Allman have a son Elijah Blue, 35
R&B singer Blu Cantrell enjoyed several hits in the early Noughties
Hospital workers were asked to turn
in their mobile phones and security cameras have been covered with
packing tape, according to the news site.
At one point, a doctor was heard complaining the heavy security meant he couldn't check up on his patients properly.
TMZ reports that security for Beyonce's stay at the hospital involved an elaborate plan to ensure safety of mother and child.
Hospital execs and a large security force worked together and a meeting was held leading up to the delivery to discuss the best course of action.
The meeting was apparently held on Friday afternoon to prepare for the singer's late night delivery on Saturday night.
So far the plan has worked with no pictures of Beyonce, Jay-Z or their relatives released of them leaving or entering the building.
The hospital is only a few miles from the Beyonce and Jay-Z's TriBeCa, Manhattan apartment, where they spend most of their time while not on tour.
The couple, who have been married since 2008, also recently bought a mansion in Miami Beach, Florida.
Within hours of baby Blue's reported
arrival, one fan started up a parody Twitter account called
@IvyBlueCarter, with a digitally-created image of what the baby could
Last Thursday, Beyonc emerged in public for the first time since being last spotted on December 21.
She was seen stroking her tummy as she left a New York office building escorted by a bodyguard and her mother Tina.
Beyonc announced her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards back in August, when she arrived on the red carpet cradling her tiny bump.
The singer also showed off her
growing tummy after her onstage performance at the same ceremony –
unbuttoning her sequinned jacket and rubbing her tummy.
It was originally thought she was due in
February, but Beyonc revealed in scenes from her Live At Roseland:
Elements Of 4 DVD – which was filmed in September – that she was six
months pregnant at the time.
Confusion: E! reporter Ken Baker clarified Blue was the baby's first name not middle name on his Twitter page
Parody: Within hours of the birth being revealed, a fake account claiming to represent baby Blue – but with her name spelt the wrong way round – appeared on Twitter