Not everyone is excited about the birth of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter.
A 38-year-old Brooklyn man name Neil Coulon, whose wife had premature twin girls on Wednesday (January 4), told the NY Daily News that he was repeatedly kept out of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by the Carter’s topnotch hospital security. He also said his family was kicked out of the waiting area by bodyguards, who were taking orders by way of headsets.
“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,” the contractor from Bedford-Stuyvesant said. “I know [the Carters] spent $1.3 million and I’m just a contractor from Bed-Stuy, but the treatment we received was not okay. My wife is just terribly upset. She had a C-section. She gave birth to twins. She is sore. Nobody needs this.”
Hospital spokeswoman Anne Silverman said she had not personally heard of the complaints. “We take patient satisfaction very seriously,” Silverman told the paper. “This is the first time I’m hearing about it.”
In related news, a Boston-area event planning company also called Blue Ivy has been flooded with calls and internet messages ever since the Carter’s baby’s was made public.
Owner Veronica Alexandra tells TMZ she’s been getting calls nonstop since the baby’s name was announced. She also jokes that Bey must’ve known about her company before naming her baby because before this weekend, her site came up first when someone googled “Blue Ivy.”
Alexandra says she’d be more than happy to plan all of Blue Ivy’s milestone events, adding that the Carter newborn should be the face of the company in the future.
“Clearly, great minds think alike and who better than our Blue Ivy to plan events for B&J’s Blue Ivy!?” —Gina Montana