Beyonce, Jay-Z Release First Statement After Birth of Child

6:35 PM PST 01/09/2012 by Rebecca Ford
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"We are in heaven," said the couple of the arrival of Blue Ivy Carter.

"Hello Hello Baby Blue!" starts the statement from new parents, Beyonce and Jay-Z. The music powercouple brought their first child, Blue Ivy Carter, into the world on Saturday at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

The released an official statement on Monday, writing, "We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012."

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"Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven," they add in the statement. "She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs. and it was the best experience of both of our lives."

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Beyonce and Jay-Z's child since Beyonce revealed she was pregnant back at the MTV VMA awards. Rumors began spreading more than a week ago that Beyonce had already had the child.

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Even on the day of the actual birth, more rumors swirled including that the couple shelled out $1.3 million to book a whole floor in the maternity ward, a claim that the hospital quickly refuted.

"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. Our executive suites are available for any patient, including the food service and amenities provided to the Carter family," Frank Danza, a spokesman for Lenox Hill Hospital stated.

Jay-Z has also released a musical statement about the birth of his daughter. The rapper released a song, “Glory” feat. B.I.C., on his website on Monday. In the rap, Jay spits that, “My greatest creation was you” and dedicates the track to “the most beautiful girl in the world.”

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