Beyonce, Jay-Z Have Dropped $1M on Baby
And more from the charmed life of Blue Ivy Carter
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2012 9:31 AM CST
In this Jan. 11, 2009 file photo, Beyonce, left, is joined by husband Jay-Z, as she arrives at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

(Newser) – If it's been nearly 24 hours since your last fix of Babyoncé updates, surely you're hungering for more, and we can deliver. The latest on Blue Ivy Carter:

  • The hospital where Beyoncé gave birth denies rumors that she and Jay-Z paid $1.3 million to rent out an entire floor, and tells TMZ the family paid the "standard rate" for an "executive suite." But that doesn't mean the birth wasn't swank: The New York Daily News notes that people were seen carrying takeout and lots of red wine into the wing on Saturday night.
  • The baby's life will also be swank: According to Australia's News Network, Bey and Jay have already spent $1 million on baby items including a Swarovski crystal-studded high chair, a solid gold rocking horse, and a mini Bugatti. Us adds that they also purchased a $3,500 Lucite crib.

  • Blue may not have been born on her own private floor of the hospital, but she does already have her own security detail, a family friend tells the Huffington Post. And controversy over that security continues: More patients complain to the New York Times that they were kept from the neonatal unit, and TMZ reports that a group of new mothers is considering filing a lawsuit against the hospital.
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z released an official statement on their daughter's birth yesterday, giving the world a little bit of TMI with their announcement that she was "delivered naturally" in an "emotional" birth.
  • Of course, not everyone can just let them be happy with what they called "the best experience of both of our lives." Conspiracy theories abound, with bloggers speculating that Beyoncé actually used a surrogate, and reports that the singer wasn't even in the room when the surrogate gave birth.
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Jan 10, 2012 3:33 PM CST
that's 1 million back into the economy, no?
Jan 10, 2012 12:45 PM CST
This is a story about conspicuous consumption gone wild... Beyonce and Jay-Z should both be ashamed of themselves. A Swarovski crystal-studded high chair, a solid gold rocking horse, and a mini Bugatti? Really? They could have done a lot of good with that money instead of pissing it away to reinforce their own egos...
Jan 10, 2012 11:25 AM CST
Oh..who the fuck cares.. pathetic assholes.