“Lenox Hill Hospital and its staff were delighted to welcome the Carter family for the birth of their firstborn on Saturday evening, but we are troubled by the misinformation being circulated in some news media reports,” Danza said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday afternoon. “The suggestion that the couple paid $1.3 million to rent an entire maternity floor is simply not true. The family is housed in an executive suite at the hospital and is being billed the standard rate for those accommodations. Our executive suites are available for any patient, including the food service and amenities provided to the Carter family.”
Perhaps the biggest news to break in the world of music over the weekend had to do with Rapper/Hip Hop mogul Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and his Pop star wife Beyonce Knowles having their first child. Reports indicate that Beyonce checked into her labor room in Lennox Hill Hospital on Saturday. The room was said to be located on a floor that was rented out by Jay-z to ensure the couple’s privacy. That privacy reportedly cost $1.4 million. Born into an instant fame, this daughter of Hip Hop is named Blue Ivy Carter.
Born into instant fame, this daughter of Hip Hop already has the rumor mills swirling with speculation as to the meaning behind her unique name. These rumors have ranged from understandable to ridiculous very quickly. After taking a moment to process all of them, the most common reasonable ones are that she is named Blue because it is his favorite color, and is a deliberate reference of personal significance to his popular Blueprint trilogy of albums. Ivy on the other hand is in reference to the Roman Numeral 4. (IV) This is because the number 4 is considered to be a lucky number to Beyonce. She told Billboard Magazine, “We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me. It’s the day I was born. My mother’s birthday, and a lot of my friends’ birthdays, are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date.”
Many Jay-Z fans also learned that he too was born on December 4th, thanks to his popular The Black Album track called “December 4th”. Maybe Beoncey is on to something. Between the two of them, they seem to have plenty of luck. Many blessings to your expanded family Jay-z and Beyonce.
From: The Black Album
Roc-a-fella/Def Jam Records/IDJMG