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New Details: Beyoncé's Slick Hospital Getaway

Keeping in tune with the super-private, highly guarded birth of their baby, Blue Ivy, Beyoncé and Jay-Z outsmarted paparazzi with an elaborate 1:30 AM getaway from Lenox Hill Hospital on Tuesday.


Described as "military-like" and using more than one SUV with blacked-out windows, the hip-hop couple made a speedy exit from the hospital's back loading dock. A witness noted that the strategic transportation plan was "very precise."

Blue Ivy was born on Saturday night at the Upper East Side hospital under tight security, which included sealing off the floor and installing a bulletproof door to Beyoncé's recovery room.


The superstar couple's arrival and stay at the hospital affected other visitors and new parents -- as they were reportedly kept away from seeing their loved ones. It created a backlash directed at the hospital for going overboard in protecting the privacy of Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Several visitors have come forward to complain they were not allowed to visit their newborns and were blocked by large security guards who roamed the area.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Through the Years

The hospital has not received a formal complaint about security measures and released a statement on Monday that read: "Lenox Hill Hospital takes patient privacy and safety very seriously. And while we congratulate the Carter family on the birth of their child, we value the loyalty of ALL of our patients and always strive to ensure a positive experience, knowing that the birth of a child is a wonderful moment producing memories that last a lifetime."

Meanwhile, Blue's first public photos are speculated to fetch upward of $1 million.

17 Facts about Jay-Z


Jay-Z's given name is Shawn Corey Carter.


Jay-Z was born on December 4, 1969.

Jay-Z's Millions

Jay-Z has an estimated net worth of $150 million.

Other Projects for Jay

He co-owns the New Jersey Nets and the 40/40 Club.


Jay-Z is the creator of the highly successful Rocawear clothing line.


Jay-Z is one of three original founders of Roc-A-Fella Records.

Top of the Charts

He is the current holder of the most number one albums on the Billboard 200 chart.

Says It like It Is..

Jay-Z is famous for saying: "I'm not a businessman... I'm a business, man."

Tough Childhood

Jay-Z Grew up in the projects of Brooklyn.


At the age of 12 he shot his brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry.

Mom's Gift

His passion for rap peaked when mom Gloria bought him a boom box for one of his birthdays.

Famous High School Friends

He attended the same high school as Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes.

Graduation Day

Jay-Z did not graduate from high school.

Sleepless Nights

He used to wake up his siblings and mother because of his "drumming" on the kitchen table.

The "Power Couple"

Jay-Z and Beyonce were named a "Power Couple" in Time Magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2006.

Beyonce's Bling

Jay-Z spent a whopping $5 million on Beyonce's wedding ring, designed by Lorraine Schwartz.


Jay-Z is involved in various philanthropic activities.