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.