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Beyonce Baby Drama

Hospital DENIES Closing Maternity Floor

1/9/2012 1:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Beyonce and Jay-Z did NOT pay $1.3 million so the Destiny's Child singer could give birth to Blue Ivy in a sealed off private floor ... this according to the hospital.

A rep for Lenox Hill Hospital just released a statement, claiming, "The suggestion that the couple paid $1.3 million to rent an entire maternity floor is simply not true."

The rep adds, "The family is housed in an executive suite at the hospital and is being billed the standard rate for those accommodations."

According to the rep, "The family does have its own security detail on site. However, the hospital has been and continues to be in control of managing all security at the facility. We have made every effort to ensure minimal disruption to other families experiencing the births of their own children over the past three days."

TMZ broke the story ... moms at Lenox Hill are considering filing a lawsuit against the hospital, claiming they were treated like 2nd class citizens when Beyonce rolled in this weekend.

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give me a freakin break    

THEY ARE LYING. I have a friend that works at Lenox and the hospital sent her home for 3 days with pay. She says it happened. I'll link her to you if you don't believe me.

1016 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

..I knew this was a bunch of BS!...

1016 days ago
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Mike L    

The hospital claims one thing, multiple people claim something else. I wonder who's full of crap. Me thinks the hospital is covering crap up and going for damage control.

1016 days ago
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Itoldu    

From the Kris Jenner School of covering their asses & damage control.........

1016 days ago
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MrsBeasley    

Why does anyone give a rats ass about these people? This is just another black kid being brought into this world who will soon become a black kid with no father in the picture because after the kids are born the relationship falls apart. Nothing new here.

1016 days ago
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Italia    

If Bey had a "natural" child birth, then I can tell you from experience, it was NOT "peaceful" because, well, OUCH!

1016 days ago
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anony    

Was the surrogate there, too?
Did the staff sign confidentiality agreements?
You bet they did!

1016 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

Congratulations to the surrogate for having the child 'Natural'

1016 days ago
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Luz    

Moms are considering a lawsuit? Good. It's about time to show that times are changing, and so is people's awareness of their self worth whether they have money or not! Beyonce and her celebrity BS was totally insensitive and arrogant.

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Luz    

They should also sue the hospital for the inconvenience and emotional distress, and allowing them to do that.

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Trevis Miho    

Haha, wow - I guess reporters aren't as useful at their own craft as they used to be. Anyone of us can sit here and guess what the f**k happened - so what good are they naowadays when a story 1st hits anymore? This is what happens when everyone tries soo dam hard to be the 1st one with the story.

1016 days ago
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boo boo    

"...ensure minimal disruption to other families experiencing the births of their own children over the past three days."

Uh, no...NO disruption is acceptable. To insinuate that a dozen individuals expressing feelings of "disruption" are lying is asking to be sued. How could LHH think it would be business-as-usual? Employees are distracted because it's a deviation from the standard of care.

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Throwback kid    

They should close it down for the sake of all the new born babies, how would you like to come into this world and the first thing you see is Jay Z's ugly face? it could scar a kid for life! No baby should ever have to look at Jay Z for more than 10 seconds, it's cruel and unusual punishment to make them look any longer.

1016 days ago
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princesspr    

This is not good.....both the hospital and Jay/Beyonce better do damage control and quick! There is nothing worst entertainers getting the "star" treatment especially when sick people are involved. This DOES NOT look good for anyone.

1016 days ago
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Luz    

I am sick and tired of celebrities that behave like they are too above the rest of the world. May I remind that we put celebrities where they are. We put them up, we can bring them down.

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