Beyonce And Jay-Z Turned Hospital Into ‘Exclusive Nightclub’

blue ivy carterSo by now you’ve heard that Beyonce and Jay-Z are the proud parents of the world’s most famous baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, who was born Saturday night. (Move over, Harper Seven!) The beauty of it all is that if you actually care, you can spend hours trolling the interwebs for every last detail. If you don’t care, you can check out. Unless, of course, you’re Neil Coulon, a Brooklyn dad who was barred from seeing his newborn twins in the NICU at Lenox Hill Hospital because of Beyonce and Jazy-Z’s super-tight private security.

“Three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the NICU and it happened once on Friday — just because they wanted to use the hallway,” Coulon, 38, told the NY Daily News.

Coulon, whose wife delivered premature twin girls, said bodyguards wearing headsets treated the hospital like an exclusive nightclub. At one point, he claims they cleared the entire sixth-floor waiting room, which meant his relatives were essentially kicked out.

“They should have been more strategic about it,” he said. “These are children with problems in intensive care and you’re just going to take over the hospital like you own it? All I want is an apology.”

Beyonce and Jay-Z reportedly paid a whopping $1.3 million to take over an entire wing of the New York City hospital in order to ensure privacy. The wing is located on the sixth floor – the same level as the hospital’s NICU unit.

“This is the NICU. Nobody cares if you’re a celebrity. Nobody is star-gazing. They just want to see their children,” Coulon said of his experience. “To have that circus roll into town and ruin our parade was unpleasant.” [tagbox tag="beyonce"]

I must admit, I feel badly for the guy (and his wife, too, obviously). I could not even imagine delivering a baby – never mind two! – and dealing with all of the commotion. Really, there’s enough craziness going on post-delivery even at the best of times. To have headset-clad security guards patrolling the hallways and turning people away is one thing; to have them preventing a father from seeing his newborns is a whole story altogether. I do not blame Coulon one bit for being pissed off. Wouldn’t you be, too?

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    • Somnilee

      I just don’t get the amount of privacy celebrities “require” – you’re in the maternity wing of a hospital, the only other people who are going to be there are other people giving birth and their families. Just as you want your nearest and dearest there, so do the, and I’d hazard a guess that in the midst of welcoming a little on into the world, or visiting your preemies in intensive care, nobody cares a jot who you are. Some people need to learn that they’re not more important than the world around them.

    • haley

      it’s not only a distasteful display of narcicism on beyonce and jay’s part, it is unthinkable that a hospital could be bought out. This goes beyond privacy. This is plain old greed.

    • xobolaji

      not cool! the only people that should have been prevented from getting into the hospital is the paparazzi. beyonce and jay z are way out of line. they used a PUBLIC facility as if it was their own private establishment–and the NICU to boot, are you kidding me?! shame on the hospital for agreeing to be bullied by celebrity. and shame on beyonce for having the audacity to suggest that the birth of her child is more important than someone else’s. i’m over it.

      • NEENEE

        I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN BUT COME ON KNOW WHY WOULD BEYONCE HAVE A CHILD THINK ITS OK GET A NOTHER ONE IM MEAN SHOULN’T SHE BE ALREADY TIRED WITH THE SEX

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    • vs1629

      unacceptable. with their financial resources they could have employed private physicians and given birth in a private residence. how dare they taint others’ birthing experiences this way. shame on the hospital for permitting this to happen. i hope they made a sizeable donation to the hospital and I jope tha they had the class to offer those famiies something for their inconvenience – a collefe fund would be a good place to start.

      • Jen

        Oh, but then how would they have maintained their “street cred”. Please, Beyonce and Jay-Z don’t want privacy, they want attention. It’s the way that these two stay relevant and in the limelight…it’s a tactic as old as the hills and it’s pathetic that this hospital was willing to play along.

    • Emily

      If I remember correctly, security was pretty tight at our plain-old L&D department – no one was getting in without a lot of ID. Did they really think that others on the floor would be more interested in THEM than in their own newborns?! I am not a celebrity (ha!) so can’t really comprehend what counts as “reality” in their world. While I am sure that their day-to-day existence is quite different than mine, I am equally sure that some experiences transcend fame or economics – chiefly among them, the beginning of life.

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    • Joy

      shame on you beyonce and jay-z!!! None of the parents of children at that nicu cared who you were. My son was in the nicu for eight weeks and if I had been stopped from seeing him you better believe you’d have a lawsuit on your hands! It was their right to be with their children and you stopped them from doing that? Would you have allowed someone to stop you from seeing Blue? Oh of course not because you think you are better. What a discgrace!

    • kate

      very uncool. my little girl was in the nicu for a week and i would have been insanely furious if this happened to me. on another note, i never felt like she even looked pregnant. and why teh heck did she get to have an elective c-section? i guess im assuming it was elective…but if it was, was it just because shes famous? not right.

    • snowgurl21

      if they wanted such a private birthing area….maybe they should have hired the labor and delivery staff to come to there own house instead of a public hospital

      • Kay

        I totally agree with you snowgurl .. they should have had a private birth at HOME .. pay the staff and be done with it … some people just HAVE to show authority … unfortunately money talks .. however .. if I were the father that was denied visitation with his little miracles .. I would have my attorney on them quicker than a flash of lightening … I sure hope he doesn’t let them get away with their stupidity …

    • Andrea

      Not only do I not blame him, I would be suing the HELL out of those two self-entitled morons AND the hospital! SHAME on the hospital for bowing to their money and preventing any parent and relative from visiting their bundles of joy! This father’s twins were just as important and deserving of privacy and joy as that baby with the stupid name.

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    • Gayle

      It just goes to show how out of touch with reality these people are! I swear! What kind of drugs do they put in these people’s water anyway? Can you get anymore narcissistic than that? Man…if my children were in ICU and I couldn’t get to them because the hospital “sold out” on it’s integrity to these selfish jerks, I would sue for way more than the 1.3 million. Also, I really doubt anyone is going to be excited for them about the birth of their baby. This day should have been a wonderfully memorable day for them. But now it’s just a day of shame!

    • xobolaji
      • Andrea

        Mmmmm… the whole statement has lawyer written all over it. I don’t believe it really. I have NO problem believing that the Carters used their money and fame to make sure they got priority over everything.

        I still hope that dad sues and wins.

      • Shawna Cohen

        Interesting, Bolaji. Thanks for pointing out. It’s this guy’s word against the hospital’s – will be interesting to see what transpires. Such drama!

    • Athena

      I wish I were a celebrity so I could act like a total assclown. :( I’m just an ordinary person though and always will be. Poo.

      • http://www.facebook.com/honey.buzz.56 Honey N Creme

        I’m glad Beyoncé rented out a wing in the hospital, because she was thinking of the safety of her baby and the other babies. What if, someone held her baby and the rest of the babies up for ransom, threating they would kill all the babies if she didn’t give him/her ransom money. Not only, would that put her baby at risk that would put the other people’s babies at risk as well. Her having a little wing of the hospital to herself makes separation from her baby and the other babies, so no one can be put in jeopardy. By the way, many celebrities rent out wings of the hospitals for that reason, she is not the first. So stop listening to what the bias media says, and start thinking for yourself. Get off her back, none of you hassle the white celebs like that, so stop hassling her.

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    • Lil L

      One lady had her baby in the elevator bc of them, I would sue the crap outta that hospital, and at this point I don’t even like B and Jay no more I’m a mom with kids and that was ridiculous. If u need that much privacy should of had the baby at home.

      • http://www.facebook.com/honey.buzz.56 Honey N Creme

        I’m glad Beyoncé rented out a wing in the hospital, because she was thinking of the safety of her baby and the other babies. What if, someone held her baby and the rest of the babies up for ransom, threating they would kill all the babies if she didn’t give him/her ransom money. Not only, would that put her baby at risk that would put the other people’s babies at risk as well. Her having a little wing of the hospital to herself makes separation from her baby and the other babies, so no one can be put in jeopardy. By the way, many celebrities rent out wings of the hospitals for that reason, she is not the first. So stop listening to what the bias media says, and start thinking for yourself. Get off her back, none of you hassle the white celebs like that, so stop hassling her

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    • Vanessa

      Shame on Beyonce and Jay z! I could careless about them giving birth to a baby but to shut everyone else out from seeing there kids is ridiculous! What kind of hospital would allow this. Just because your famous and have money dosent mean your kid is more special than all those other parents just because they are not famous

      • http://www.facebook.com/honey.buzz.56 Honey N Creme

        I’m glad Beyoncé rented out a wing in the hospital, because she was thinking of the safety of her baby and the other babies. What if, someone held her baby and the rest of the babies up for ransom, threating they would kill all the babies if she didn’t give him/her ransom money. Not only, would that put her baby at risk that would put the other people’s babies at risk as well. Her having a little wing of the hospital to herself makes separation from her baby and the other babies, so no one can be put in jeopardy. By the way, many celebrities rent out wings of the hospitals for that reason, she is not the first. So stop listening to what the bias media says, and start thinking for yourself. Get off her back, none of you hassle the white celebs like that, so stop hassling her.

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