Hospital officials confirmed that Beyonce and Jay-Z have taken their newborn daughter home from New York’s Lennox Hill Hospital, where she was born on January 7.
A procession of vehicles with blacked-out windows made a speedy exit from the hospital’s side gate in the wee hours of Tuesday, witnesses said. Two black SUVs motored quickly out of the facility’s E. 76th Street loading dock at 1:30 am. Moments later, a van parked on a nearby corner reversed into the same loading dock, and the large roll-down gate closed. The gate reopened a few minutes later and the van drove out, turned the wrong way on the one-way 76th Street, and then headed north on Park Avenue.
One of the two SUVs blocked traffic on Park Avenue so the van would not be impeded. The second SUV pulled in behind the van, apparently to prevent anyone from following the music icons and their newborn daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
It was “very precise, very military-like,” the New York Daily News quoted a witness as saying. “Immediately, security personnel began leaving the hospital,” the witness added.