NEW YORK — Through a rap verse, Jay-Z has confirmed the birth of “the most beautiful” girl in the world — his newborn daughter.
The song Glory made its debut on his social website Life and Times after he and wife Beyonce gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy on Jan. 7. An official statement from the couple subsequently said: “We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.”
The couple said the baby was delivered naturally and weighed seven pounds. “Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven…It was the best experience of both of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.”
Jay-Z’s sweet song, in which he says “you're my child with a child from Destiny's Child,” gives more revelations. He talks about where the child was conceived (in Paris) and even reveals that Beyonce had a miscarriage at one point. “Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/We was afraid you'd disappear/But nah baby you magic.”
The song's refrain is: “The most amazing feeling I feel/Words can't describe what I'm feeling for real/ Maybe I paint the sky blue/My greatest creation was you. You. Glory.” The sound of a baby's cries — perhaps Blue's — ends the song.
It's the first child for the power couple, who reportedly gave birth at Lenox Hill Hospital on New York's Upper East Side. There were reports that they paid $1.4 million to rent a floor of the hospital for the birth.
One new mother, Rozz Nash-Coulon, said it was a struggle to see her twins in the neonatal unit as intense security measures were implemented and security guards directed hallway traffic. She said she and other parents are trying to mobilize to protest their treatment, which she called “disgusting.”
A hospital spokeswoman, however, said “no patient has the ability to reserve an entire floor of the hospital,” but that “visitors can be asked to leave a waiting area in our hospital for any number of reasons.''
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ISN’T SHE LOVELY: Blue Ivy Carter’s parents (L-R) Jay-Z and Beyonce.