US pop diva Beyonce has given birth to a girl named Ivy Blue Carter, media reports said. The baby and mother are doing well.
The New York Daily News reports the singer checked into Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s upper East Side on Friday night under the name “Ingrid Jackson.”
Beyonce and her husband, hip-hop star Jay-Z, rented out the hospital’s entire fourth floor for $1.3 million, the report said.
On Saturday night, people were seen bringing bags of food and bottles of red wine onto the heavily guarded hospital wing, apparently for celebrations, The Daily News noted. Several security guards were spotted patrolling the perimeter of the hospital, the paper said. There has been no official confirmation of the birth.
Beyonce revealed her pregnancy at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2011.
Pop singer Rihanna, who is a friend of the couple, tweeted: "Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih (sic)."
Music mogul Russell Simmons also tweeted his well-wishes: "Congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z (sic)."