Beyonce opens up about new baby, hospital controversy and Jay-Z's diaper duties
Beyonce has opened up about motherhood for the first time, since welcoming her daughter Blue Ivy home from the hospital on January 7 and says her rapper husband Jay-Z will be a good father.
"He is a very protective and loyal guy by nature. He is a very protective husband, and since we found out I was pregnant I have seen the protective father in him," Beyonce told UK's Star magazine, the Daily Mail reports. "He is not only an inspirational artist, he is an inspirational husband. I know the next step on his journey is going to be being an inspirational father."
Beyonce was also clear that her husband will be around for the good and the sometimes messy elements of child rearing.
"He will change diapers, of course he will. He is going to be a very hands-on father. He has already said publicly that providing isn't love. Love is being there. Love is doing the little things for your child."
The 30-year-old singer insists that though she was born to music superstars, her daughter will have a "normal, loving family."
"The key for me is to work everything around your children and not the other way," Beyonce continued. "At home, she'll be part of a normal, loving family with a loving mom, a loving dad, a loving aunt and loving grandparents, just like any other kid."
Though her daughter is just 10 days old, the new mother is already bonding with her.
"Nothing can describe the feeling," she said. "You have the instant connection once you know your child is growing inside you, but when you hold it for the first time, the words can't be found."
The singer also addressed the controversy over her high security hospital stay after she and Jay-Z following reports that she had rented out an entire maternity floor, reports which Lenox Hill Hospital denied to OnTheRedCarpet.com.
"The suggestion that the couple paid $1.3 million to rent an entire maternity floor is simply not true," the medical center's executive director, Frank Danza said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com. "The family is housed in an executive suite at the hospital and is being billed the standard rate for those accommodations. Our executive suites are available for any patient, including the food service and amenities provided to the Carter family."
"Security was very tight, but not just for the sake of it, it was for the security of our daughter," Beyonce told Star.
Following Blue Ivy's birth, Jay-Z released a new song, "Glory," which is about his newborn daughter. Blue Ivy is his first child with Beyonce, whom he married in 2008. The track, "Glory," makes reference to a miscarriage his wife had prior to the birth.
Beyonce's rep told Access Hollywood that the interview published by UK Star is "completely made up." Meanwhile, the editor of the gossip magazine stands by their editorial.
"It is not made up or fictitious at all. We bought the interview from a reporter in the U.S. who conducted the interview with Beyonce before the birth. The reporter then obtained the 'top-up' info after the birth, which we believe to have been signed off by a girl on her LSM team," the Star UK editor told Access Hollywood.