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

(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 SandraRose.com reports that the singer wasn't even in the room when the surrogate gave birth.
Want more? Click to see what Oprah gave the new baby.

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.
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)
Singer Beyonce Knowles introduces Beyonce Live At Roseland: The Elements of 4 live concert film at a special screening for fans at the Paris Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in New York.
Singer Beyonce Knowles introduces "Beyonce Live At Roseland: The Elements of 4" live concert film at a special screening for fans at the Paris Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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