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    Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:29:18

    Father Demands Apology From Beyonce + Jay-Z Over Hospital Security Antics - Their increased security measures prevented him from seeing his newborn twins in ICU

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    A New York father would like an apology from Beyoncé and Jay-Z after their security guards allegedly refused him access to an ICU unit to see his newborn twins! Bey and Jay reportedly stepped up their security detail when daughter Blue Ivy was born on Saturday, Jan. 7 and it got in the way of other families attending to their children.

    Bey was admitted to a ward at Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital over the weekend, which interfered with Brooklynite Neil Coulon being able to get to his wife, who had given birth to premature twins. Coulon is incensed, and rightfully so, that the Babyonce bodyguards stopped average people from attending to their families. Not cool at all.

    Coulon told The Daily News that "Three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the NICU and it happened once on Friday – just because they wanted to use the hallway. They should have been more strategic about it. These are children with problems in intensive care and you're just going to take over the hospital like you own it? All I want is an apology… I know they spent $1.3 million and I'm just a contractor from Bed-Stuy (Bedford-Stuyvesant), but the treatment we received was not okay… My wife is just terribly upset. She had a C-section. She gave birth to twins… Nobody needs this… This is the NICU. Nobody cares if you're a celebrity. Nobody is star-gazing. They just want to see their children. To have that circus roll into town and ruin our parade was unpleasant."

    Hospital spokeswoman Anne Silverman offered a comment, saying, "We take patient satisfaction very seriously. This is the first time I'm hearing about it."

    Bey and Jay, you owe Mr. Coulon an apology. Send his twins a gift basket.

    What do you think of the diva-like security that Beyonce + Jay-Z enacted?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    01.10.12



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