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Father Says Hospital Kept Him From His Newborns To Accommodate Beyonce's Delivery

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) --  Some hospital patients are fuming, saying the birth of Beyonce's and Jay-Z's baby girl, Ivy Blue Carter, kept them from seeing their own newborns in intensive care.

Lenox Hill Hospital says because of privacy issues, they cannot confirm that Beyonce gave birth there Saturday, but reports indicate the singer and her husband Jay-Z rented out a $1.3 million suite at the hospital and had a baby girl.

A father of premature newborn twins says hospital security kept putting the hallway on lockdown to accommodate Beyonce's visitors, keeping him, his wife, and their families either locked in or out of their rooms for up to 20 minutes at a time.

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Neil Nash-Coulon of Bedford-Stuyvesant says the hospital even kicked his family out of the waiting area.

"They should have been more strategic with where they put her.  You can't cordon off the NICU. These are small newborns who need care and you're just going to take over the hospital like you own it?" he said.

The Hospital told CBS 2 that lockdown for a patient is not uncommon and is usually done for safety reasons.

However, the Hospital was not ready to comment on specific measures taken this weekend.

The father, Coulon, says he wants an apology.

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