A representative for the New York hospital where Beyonce gave birth has dismissed reports the singing superstar and her husband Jay-Z paid $1.3 million to hire the entire maternity ward.
The Crazy In Love hitmaker was admitted to Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital over the weekend (07-08Jan12) and she gave birth to a daughter, named Blue Ivy Carter, on Saturday night (07Jan12).
Rumors have since suggested the couple ensured Beyonce's privacy by handing over $1.3 million for exclusive access to the ward, but a spokesperson for the facility insists the story is unsubstantiated.
The representative tells TMZ.com, "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.
"The family does have its own security detail on site. However, the hospital has been and continues to be in control of managing all security at the facility. We have made every effort to ensure minimal disruption to other families experiencing the births of their own children over the past three days."
The rep also addressed reports the couple's bodyguards caused chaos by keeping other new parents and their relatives out of the wards and the waiting rooms, adding, "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 our patients and always strive to ensure a positive experience, knowing that the birth of a child is a wonderful moment producing memories of a lifetime."