Beyonce, Jay-Z Twins Premature 'Under the Lights'

6/20/2017 6:36 AM PDT

Beyonce, Jay-Z's Twins Premature, 'Under the Lights'

EXCLUSIVE

Beyonce's twins were premature and are "under the lights" to normalize ... this according to sources connected with the family.

We're told Beyonce did not go full-term ... which was not apparent on the surface. Beyonce announced her pregnancy February 1.

TMZ broke the story ... the twins have been in the hospital since their birth a week ago Tuesday with a "minor issue."

Our sources say the babies are "under the lights." They would not be more specific, but that often means the babies have jaundice because of elevated bilirubin levels. The lights are designed to lower bilirubin in the blood to eliminate the jaundice.

The condition is common among preemies and in most cases not dangerous.