Jay-Z, Beyoncé Bring Baby Blue Home From Hospital

By Rob Markman

The Carter family is finally home. After Beyoncé gave birth to her and Jay-Z’s bundle of joy E Online is reporting that Queen B, hubby Hov and baby Blue Ivy Carter checked out of Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday (January 10). According to reports the proud parents crept out of the hospital’s side gate at around 1:30 a.m. ET with a motorcade of black SUVs in an effort to bypass the pesky paparazzi.

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The New York Daily News is reporting that two tinted trucks pulled out first and then a van followed. The SUVs blocked oncoming traffic, making way for the van’s driver to head down East 76th Street. No one knows which vehicle the Carters were actually in or if the whole stunt was merely a decoy allowing for the power couple to leave Lenox Hill in some other fashion. In any case, a hospital spokeswoman has confirmed that Beyoncé and the baby have checked out.

Little Blue Ivy’s birth has dominated news headlines, since she came into the world on Saturday. There has been some criticism about the couple’s hospital stay however. Rumors began to circulate that Jay-Z paid over $1 million, so wifey Beyoncé and the baby could receive special treatment. On Monday, a hospital spokesman dispelled all of the rumors.

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"The suggestion that the couple paid $1.3 million to rent an entire maternity floor is simply not true. The family is housed in an executive suite at the hospital and is being billed the standard rate for those accommodations," Frank Danza said in the statement. "Our executive suites are available for any patient, including the food service and amenities provided to the Carter family."