“They Just Used the Hospital Like It Was Their Own and Nobody Else Mattered”

Posted by on Jan 09, 2012 at 7:47 am

Hey, when you’re a pal of Obama’s and a supporter of the so-called 99%, you’re allowed to do as you please.

Some people just have those special privileges.

Pushy parents Beyoncé and Jay-Z installed bulletproof glass and burly bodyguards at the Upper East Side hospital where their diva daughter was just born — and even booted worried moms and dads out of the neonatal intensive-care unit.

The fuming other parents at Lenox Hill Hospital said they were essentially put on “lockdown” so that the pampered songstress and her party could come and go as they pleased.

“They just used the hospital like it was their own and nobody else mattered,” blasted new dad Neil Coulon, who said his efforts to see his premature, newborn twins in the neonatal ICU were disrupted at least four times by the arrival of Beyoncé and her tiny rap princess, Blue Ivy Carter, over the weekend.

Coulon — who is from Jay-Z’s native Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn — said some of his relatives drove 4 1/2 hours to see his girls, only to be shunted aside for Beyoncé.

“They locked us into the NICU and would say, ‘You can’t come out to the hallway for the next 20 minutes.’ When I finally was able to go back out, I went to the waiting room and they’d ushered my family downstairs!

“These are parents who are going through very stressful times,’’ the 39-year-old contractor said of NICU parents. “To have that circus roll into town, having to deal with all this drama because someone is a superstar, isn’t fair.”

What the heck is the hospital thinking?

A Lenox Hill spokeswoman said that the hospital has special patient suites and that rooms can be reserved. She declined to give the cost, but said published reports that Jay-Z shelled out $1.3 million for “an entire floor” were exaggerated — although she wouldn’t specify by how much.

Last night, at least four security guards stood watch at the hospital’s fourth-floor elevator bank, where new parents and grandparents were still voicing their frustrations over security measures that delayed or completely prevented them from visiting.

“People are really upset and complaining,” said the hospital worker, noting that the medical staff has to “shut down” whenever there’s movement on Beyoncé’s part.

They’ll probably wind up stiffing them on the bill.


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13 Responses to ““They Just Used the Hospital Like It Was Their Own and Nobody Else Mattered””

  1. Bryan C on 9/09/12 at 9:21 am

    These are just private bodyguards, right? Itinerant rent-a-cops with nicer suits? Ignore them and go about your business. They’re not allowed to even touch you, much less take over hospital hallways and elevators. If they hassle you, get their IDs and call hospital security. If security doesn’t do their jobs, call the real police. If those cops don’t help, call them again. And again.

  2. MrCaniac on 9/09/12 at 10:58 am

    The “private bodyguards” uniforms are probably FUBU jerseys and Yankee ballcaps.

  3. Norcross on 9/09/12 at 2:14 pm

    If you call the police, you might end up being the one they haul away – for some unspecified “hate crime”.

  4. Cle on 9/09/12 at 4:05 pm

    Mr. Conlon will now be known as a “racist” for his remarks. Stay tuned for a Chris Matthews/Soledad O’Brien special report, “Rampant Racism at Lenox Hill”.

  5. timajin on 9/09/12 at 6:38 pm

    Doesn’t surprise me the Jay-Zee dude would do this. He’s a narcissistic for profit 1%-er who doesn’t care about anyone but himself. Once he “made it out” he left everyone behind. See it all the time. These guys don’t ever reinvest back in their communities for the most part. He certainly doesn’t set a good example as a role model for youngsters growing up. It’s all flash and show, no substance, no showing how to work hard as something more than an entertainer or sports star. Buy a big house, lots of cars and a bunch of useless idiots as a “posse”. Now, I would have expected a lot more class and respect from Beyonce for other moms, dads and families who I’m sure make up some portion of her fan base. Sad, very sad example being set by people who should really understand how important it is for them to be solid role models as two parents raising their child to so many who grow up in a world where single parentship is a way of life.

  6. el polacko on 9/09/12 at 11:03 pm

    they had to be sure that nobody discovered beyonce peeling the velcro off of her fake baby-bump while ‘her’ baby was being delivered by the surrogate in the next room. look for her to make an ‘amazing’ recovery and return to the stage. it’s all about the benjamins.

  7. Bill Johnson on 9/09/12 at 11:06 pm

    Just ordinary assholes. Sucking up to celebrity assholes. Someone should have a great lawsuit against the hospital, if there were any justice in the world.

    But instead we have Eric Holder. (Yes, I know he has nothing to do with it). But there is a common factor here, and it ain’t race…

  8. listingstarboard on 11/11/12 at 10:43 am

    They are no different from Michelle and Barack–they made it and now they are going to push people around because they have power and money. They share the same elitist entitled disdain for the “little people”.