Beyonce: Gives Birth

Associated Press
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Associated Press

Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their first child into the world this past weekend.

The singer reportedly gave birth in a private wing of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and according to the New York Daily News, Beyonce checked into the hospital Friday under the name Ingrid Jackson and rented out the hospital’s entire fourth floor for over $1 million.

Husband, Jay-Z, was on hand as his wife gave birth to the baby girl. The couple reportedly named the baby Blue Ivy Carter.

Although reps for the couple have not commented or confirmed the birth, the couple’s friends have confirmed it through Twitter.

“Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already,” tweeted Gwyneth Paltrow.

“Congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z,” tweeted Russell Simmons.

Rihanna tweeted: “Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih.”

The couple first revealed the pregnancy on the MTV Video Music Awards—Beyonce shared the news on the black carpet and posed for pictures holding her bump.

Beyonce’s pregnancy added quite the amount of drama to the awards show. According to the Associated Press, her pregnant performance at the MTV Video Music Awards sparked a Twitter record– When Beyonce performed, there were 8,868 tweets per second and Twitter said that rate was a record for the service.

Beyonce performed in a tuxedo outfit and at the end, took a moment to unbutton her bejeweled blazer and rubbed her belly as the audience applauded. Proud pop-to-be Jay-Z applauded for his wife and got a hug from Kanye West.

But controversy came with the pregnancy announcement. Rumors of Beyonce faking the pregnancy started swirling when photos of the singer, post-VMAs, surfaced showing Beyonce with less of a bulging belly. MediaTakeOut took note of the differing belly sizes and posted before and after photos, reporting that although Beyonce is pregnant, she’s not in her second trimester as her belly portrayed at the VMAs, instead she’s only a little more than eight-weeks pregnant.