by Seyi Lawal
Singer Beyonce checked into Lenox Hill Hospital, an upper East Side hospital in New York, on Friday night under the name Ingrid Jackson, according to many American papers, and by Saturday, she and her husband Jay Z (real name Shawn Carter) had a baby girl, putting paid to weeks and months of speculation as to how far gone her pregnancy has been. The baby is named Ivy Blue Carter.
Entertainment entrepreneur Russell Simmons has confirmed the news via Twitter: “congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z.”
According to the Daily News, “On Saturday night, people were seen bringing bags of takeout and a dozen bottles of red wine onto the heavily guarded hospital wing. After 11 p.m., even doctors and nurses were barred from entering the fourth floor, prompting one doc to complain that he had patients to see.
“In an effort to keep images from leaking to the public, hospital workers placed tape over security cameras and are forcing employees to turn in cell phones when they arrive for their shifts, a source said. Several security guards were spotted patrolling the perimeter of the hospital Saturday night.”
On a lighter note, many Nigerians on social networks are already circulating jokes calling Jay-Z “Baba Blue”, after the popular lemon sweet advert!
Congrats, Jay-Z and Beyonce!