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While Todd was texting me this weekend about how “Blue Ivy” is Lucifer’s daughter’s cousin’s neighbor’s favorite stripper’s name backwards in Latin, other new parents in the hospital where Beyonce gave birth were pissed at her security. The New York Daily News reports:
Neil Coulon, 38, of Brooklyn said the stress of his wife delivering two premature girls was tripled by Beyoncé’s bodyguards treating Lenox Hill Hospital like an exclusive nightclub. Coulon griped that he’s been repeatedly barred from the sixth-floor neonatal intensive care unit, once for 20 minutes, by the superstar couple’s private security. He said bodyguards wearing headsets even cleared the sixth floor waiting room, booting his relatives out. “Three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the NICU (Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit) and it happened once on Friday — just because they wanted to use the hallway,” said Coulon, a contractor from Bedford-Stuyvesant. “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.” Lenox Hill staffers, speaking anonymously, told the Daily News that Beyoncé and Jay-Z paid $1.3 million to seal off and redecorate a wing at the upper East Side hospital, in a super-strict effort to protect their privacy. Beyoncé gave birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, Saturday night on the sixth floor, near the NICU, a hospital staffer told The News. “Some people were upset,” the staffer said. “I heard a gentleman say he couldn’t go upstairs to see his baby [Saturday].” Hospital spokeswoman Anne Silverman said she had not personally heard of the complaints. “We take patient satisfaction very seriously,” Silverman told The News. “This is the first time I’m hearing about it.”
I can’t even begin to understand this guy’s frustration, but when you take everything into consideration, the security measures were probably for the best for everyone. If rogue paparazzi or reporters weaseled their ways into the hospital there would’ve been a lot more stress on the other hospital patients. Especially the surrogate.