Beyonce Welcomes Baby Girl (Finally)

After several false alarms and rumors, Beyonce gave birth Saturday night to a baby girl, reportedly named Blue Ivy Carter, according to several news sources including E!. The child of destiny was born at New York City’s Lennox Hospital, where the superstar and recent Glamour cover girl had checked under the name Ingrid Jackson, news sources said. (Sasha Fierce would’ve been too obvious, really). Beyonce and Jay-Z reportedly rented out the hospital’s entire floor for $1.3 million. Details below.

News of the birth spread quickly among Beyonce and Jay-Z’s circle, with Rihanna tweeting “Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih”.

It had been clear for hours that the loooong-awaited moment had come, including the sight of security guards patrolling the hospital area on Saturday night, according to the New York Daily News. Lennox Hill also blacked out its surveillance cameras and windows in preparation for her delivery, ABC News reports. (No food trucks in sight, though: Beyonce has maintained a strictly healthy diet in advance of giving birth.)

The birth of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s first child comes less than a week after the most recent burst of rumors that she had given birth. (That round was shut down when her sister Solange Knowles tweeted on New Year’s Day that Beyonce was “THE cutest pregnant woman ever!”). Before that, there was the rumor that the whole pregnant was in fact a sham — a notion that was revealed as ridiculous by Beyonce’s video greeting from the set of “Countdown”. Now it appears we’ll finally have pretty damn irrefutable evidence that she’s had a bun in the oven ever since she announced it at the MTV Video Music Awards last August.

The Grammys may have snubbed her, but she now has something much more important to celebrate. (Many thanks to everyone who made suggestions via #beyoncebabynames

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  • vertigoshtick

    It’s a girl!!!

  • Stella

    Congratulations Queen B! Welcome to the world baby b :)

  • jay

    she was pregnant?

  • Xadax

    So who was the surrogate mother? LOL

  • mary

    Wow….baby Ivy-blue Carter has finally arrived, congrats Jay-z and Bey, all the best guys.

  • Fan4me

    how do you check in with a fake name?? don’t they check your ID or something?

  • Liz

    She’s a celebrity, and she’s famous. Sure they let her check in with a fake name. Lol.

  • K

    It’s a sham!

  • Brianna

    ya’ll are her biggest haterz like STFU!!!! she laughs at ya’ll becuz u hate but u still look her up why do so much research the media is a lie beyonce had Blue ivy theres so many cameras she couldn’t keep up having a fake baby bump especially with the clothes she wears. #Dumb bxxtchz