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In his new song, Jay-Z talks about where his child with Beyonce was was conceived (in Paris).
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updated 1/9/2012 3:00:53 PM ET 2012-01-09T20:00:53

Through a rap verse, Jay-Z has confirmed the birth of "the most beautiful" girl in the world — his newborn daughter.

The song "Glory" made its debut on his social web site Life and Times on Monday — two days after he and wife Beyonce gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy.

An official statement from the couple came Monday afternoon, as both said: "We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter."

The couple said the baby was delivered naturally and weighed seven pounds. "Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. ... It was the best experience of both of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support."

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Jay-Z's sweet song, in which he says "you're my child with a child from Destiny's Child," gives more revelations.

In the song, Jay-Z talks about where the child was conceived (in Paris) and even reveals that Beyonce had a miscarriage at one point.

"Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/We was afraid you'd disappear/But nah baby you magic."

The song's refrain is: "The most amazing feeling I feel/Words can't describe what I'm feeling for real/ Maybe I paint the sky blue/My greatest creation was you. You. Glory."

The sound of a baby's cries — perhaps Blue's — ends the song. The song says it features "B.I.C." — Blue's initials.

It's the first child for the power couple, who wed in 2008 in a private ceremony after a years-long courtship. Beyonce announced her pregnancy to the world last August at the MTV Video Music Awards with a simple rub of her swollen belly.

Celebs close to the couple have tweeted congrats. Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, tweeted Sunday morning: "The most beautiful girl in the world," while Beyonce's close friend Gwyneth Paltrow also tweeted: "Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already."

Story: Beyonce and Jay-Z welcome a baby girl

The couple reportedly gave birth at Lenox Hill Hospital on New York's Upper East Side on Saturday. While there were reports that the couple paid $1.4 million to rent a floor of the hospital for the birth, hospital spokeswoman Barbara Osborne said Monday that "no patient has the ability to reserve an entire floor of the hospital."

While she refused to confirm or deny that Beyonce had given birth there, she said that like other hospitals, suites are available and can be reserved.

One new mother, Rozz Nash-Coulon, said her twins, born Dec. 28, were in the neonatal unit, and starting Friday, intense security measures were implemented and it was a struggle to see her own children as security guards directed hallway traffic. She said a nurse told them Jay-Z and Beyonce were staying at the hospital.

"Once they checked in there was high security everywhere. It looked like the president was on our floor. The hospital's security cameras were taped over. Internal windows from the hallways into the ward were blacked out," said Nash-Coulon, 38.

Nash-Coulon said she and other parents are trying to mobilize to protest their treatment, which she called "disgusting." But Osborne said she had not heard anything about any complaints. She also could not confirm or deny reports that security cameras were taped over.

As for areas of the hospital being blocked off to some, Osborne said: "I can't specifically talk about that but I can tell you that visitors can be asked to leave a waiting area in our hospital for any number of reasons."

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    From dancing in dazzling leotards to gracing the red carpet with husband Jay-Z, take a look at Beyonce's superstar life.

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  2. Dancing duo

    Jay-Z joins Beyonce onstage during the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013 on Aug. 5, 2013 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Robin Harper / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Standing up

    Beyonce listens to speakers at a rally for Trayvon Martin on July 20, 2013 in New York. (Don Emmert / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Glove love

    Beyonce poses on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, "Punk: Chaos to Couture", on May 6, 2013 in New York. (Evan Agostini / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Seeing the sights

    Beyonce and Jay-Z tour Old Havana, Cuba, on April 4, 2013 for their fifth wedding anniversary. (Ramon Espinosa / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Power ladies

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  7. Star audience

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  8. Reunited, and it feels so good

    Beyonce reunited with her 1990s band, Destiny's Child, in a much-buzzed-about concert at halftime of the Super Bowl in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (Jeff Haynes / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Not G-rated?

    Beyonce's sexy black leather costume and risque performance at the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show resulted in complaints from some who wanted a more family-friendly show. (Chris Graythen / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Any questions?

    After taking heat for lip-syncing at the 2013 presidential inauguration, Beyonce held a press conference before the Super Bowl and sang the national anthem live to prove she could do it. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Hail to the chief

    President Barack Obama listens as Beyonce sings the national anthem during his inauguration on Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. She would later be criticized for not singing live. (Carolyn Kaster / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Guests of the president

    Jay-Z and Beyonce arrive for the presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013. (Pool / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Post-baby body

    Beyonce appears on the February 2013 cover of GQ. The magazine didn't even send teaser quotes for the accompanying article's press release, saying only: "We promise it will just get better." (Terry Richardson / GQ) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Pepsi payday

    Beyonce, who signed a $50 million deal with Pepsi, takes part in a publicity photo shoot at Canoe Studios in New York in October 2012. This image will appear as life-size promos in stores as an extension of the brand’s "Live For Now" campaign. Through a photo contest, 100 fans will join Beyonce onstage during the singer’s halftime show performance at the 2013 Super Bowl on Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (Patrick Demarchelier / Pepsi via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Face to lace

    Beyonce attends the Costume Institute Gala celebration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 7, 2012. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Top of her class

    Beyonce appears on the cover of People magazine as the world's most beautiful woman on April 25, 2012.

    "I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth," Beyonce told People in an interview for the issue. (People) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Hoopin' it up

    Beyonce and husband Jay-Z attend an NBA game between the New York Knicks and Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 15, 2012. (James Devaney / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Style child

    Beyonce is seen carrying her 3-month-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter in what looks like a faux-fur wrap in New York on March 27, 2012. (Jackson Lee / Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Back in the spotlight

    Beyonce steps out for the first time after giving birth for the party following Jay-Z's concert at Carnegie Hall to benefit The United Way of New York and the Shawn Carter Foundation at the 40 / 40 Club on Feb. 6, 2012. (Kevin Mazur / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Her Blue heaven

    Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy Carter made her debut on Feb. 10, 2012. Jay-Z and Beyonce took to the Internet to introduce their month-old daughter to their fans on the web page helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com. "We welcome you to share our joy," the couple wrote of their first child together. (helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. All the elements

    A pregnant Beyonce attends a special screening of "Beyonce Live at Roseland: The Elements of 4" at the Paris Theatre in New York on Nov. 20, 2011. (Evan Agostini / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Finger on the pulse of fragrance

    Beyonce attends the party for the launch of her fragrance, Beyonce Pulse, at Penthouse at Dream Downtown on Sept. 21, 2011, in New York. (Mike Coppola / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Fashion-forward family

    Beyonce walks with her mother, Tina Knowles, as they launch their fashion collection, House of Dereon, in London on Sept. 17, 2011. (Jonathan Short / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Baby on the way

    Beyonce revealed her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Youth movement

    Surrounded by young fans, Beyonce makes an appearance at Target in New York to promote dance on Thursday, June 30, 2011. (Evan Agostini / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. British invasion

    Beyonce headlines the Pyramid stage on the fourth and final day of the 2011 Glastonbury Festival in England on June 26, 2011. (Tabatha Fireman / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Power trio

    Oprah Winfrey greets Beyonce and Madonna during the taping of "Oprah's Surprise Spectacular" in Chicago on May 17, 2011. Winfrey kicked off one of her last-ever national talk shows on Tuesday with hugs from celebrities in a packed Chicago arena. (John Gress / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Costume gala

    Beyonce arrives for the annual Costume Institute Gala Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 2, 2011. (Justin Lane / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. 'Idol' fun

    Beyonce and the six female "American Idol" finalists perform onstage during the "Idol" finale in Los Angeles on May 25, 2011. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Vegas, baby

    Beyonce performs onstage during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Rising above

    Recording artist Beyonce attends the unveiling of the Beyonce Cosmetology Center at the nonprofit Phoenix House on March 5, 2010 in New York. The program helps women who are seeking treatment for addiction learn beauty skills. (Jason Kempin / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Courtside

    Beyonce and husband Jay-Z, part owner of the New Jersey Nets, sit courtside during a game between the Nets and the Phoenix Suns in Newark, N.J. on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. The Suns won 104-103 in overtime. (Julio Cortez / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Heat is on

    Beyonce launches her new fragrance "Heat" at Macy's Herald Square in New York on February 3, 2010. (Jemal Countess / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Her big night

    Beyonce Knowles accepts the best female pop vocal performance award during the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. Pay attention, single ladies

    Beyonce performs at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. (Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. Helping hand

    Chris Martin of Coldplay, left, and Beyonce are shown at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief," in London on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. (Mj Kim / Hope for Haiti Now via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Taking Berlin

    Beyonce holds one of three awards she received during the MTV Europe Music Awards at the O2 World arena in Berlin on Nov. 5, 2009. (Rainer Jensen / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. What a woman

    Beyonce receives the "Woman of the Year award" at Billboard's 4th Annual Women In Music event at The Pierre Hotel in New York on Oct. 2, 2009. (Jemal Countess / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. Follow her moves

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  40. As you were saying ...

    Taylor Swift, right, finishes her previously interrupted acceptance speech for best female video as Beyonce watches at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Sept. 13, 2009. Beyonce had been announced as the winner of the award for video of the year and called Swift back to the stage to finish a speech which had been cut off by Kanye West. (Gary Hershorn / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  41. 'Obsessed' with acting

    Beyonce stars as the wife of a successful asset manager, played by Idris Elba, in the new film "Obsessed." Elba's character is stalked by a new office temp, played by Ali Larter, in the thriller with "Fatal Attraction" written all over it. (Sony) Back to slideshow navigation
  42. Putting on her top hat

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  43. Always a splash

    Beyonce sports a black and gold mermaid-style gown upon arrival at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 22. (Jason Reed / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  44. All about Image

    Beyonce accepts the award for outstanding female artist at the 40th NAACP Image Awards on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  45. 'At Last' indeed

    President Barack Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama wave to Beyonce after their first dance together at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 20. The singer performed the Etta James classic "At Last." (Elise Amendola / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  46. Braving the cold

    Beyonce and Jay-Z attend the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Washington, D.C. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  47. Stars of all stripes

    Beyonce performs during the "We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial" in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Jan. 18. (Alex Brandon / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  48. Oh, 'Boy'

    Beyonce performs her song "If I Were a Boy" at the 40 Principales Awards 2008 at Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid, Spain, on Dec. 12, 2008. (Carlos Alvarez / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  49. Just Fierce

    Beyonce performs on the TODAY show in New York's Rockefeller Center on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008. She sang "If I Were a Boy," "Single Ladies," "At Last" and "Crazy in Love." Her third studio album, "I Am Sasha Fierce," hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts that morning. (Richard Drew / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  50. Smile, wave, repeat

    Beyonce arrives at the premiere of "Cadillac Records" in Los Angeles on Monday, Nov. 24, 2008. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  51. Channeling Etta

    Beyonce portrays Etta James in a scene from "Cadillac Records." The singer was nominated for a Golden Globe for best original song for "Once in a Lifetime" from the film. (TriStar via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  52. 'B'Day' present

    Beyonce poses with her trophy for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 11, 2007. Her second studio album, "B'Day," was released on Sept. 5, 2006, to coincide with the celebration of her 25th birthday. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  53. Holding Court

    Beyonce performs on stage during the 2006 World Music Awards at Earls Court in London on Nov. 15, 2006. (Getty Images / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  54. Dreamgirl

    Beyonce arrives at the premiere of "Dreamgirls" in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Dec. 11, 2006. Her character in the film, Deena Jones, was based on Diana Ross from the Motown female group The Supremes. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  55. Girl power

    Anika Noni Rose, Knowles and Jennifer Hudson, from left, perform as a 60s girl group in "Dreamgirls." The film received five Golden Globe nominations in 2006, including a best actress nomination for Beyonce. (DreamWorks Pictures via Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  56. Hair-raising performance

    Beyonce shows off her moves at the World Music Awards at Earl's Court in London on Nov. 15, 2006. (Kieran Doherty / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  57. Pretty in pink

    In 2006, the pop diva starred in the remake of "The Pink Panther," alongside Jean Reno, left, and Steve Martin. (Columbia Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  58. 'Crazy in Love'

    Beyonce and Jay Z arrive at the 77th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on Feb. 27, 2005, in Hollywood, Calif. The singer has remained mostly private about her relationship with the rapper, who she married on April 4, 2008, in New York City. (Carlo Allegri / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  59. Final bow

    On June 13, 2005, Destiny's Child announced that they would disband after their world tour ended in September. In Oct. 2005, the group released their final album, "#1's," including all of Destiny's Child's No. 1 hits and most of their well-known songs. (Joerg Koch / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  60. Sweet smell of success

    The singer-turned-perfumier introduced her new women's fragrance, True Star, at the Macy's in Herald Square in New York City on Oct. 22, 2004. (Brad Barket / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  61. Golden girl

    In 2003, Beyonce released her debut solo album, "Dangerously in Love." She was one of the biggest-selling artists of 2003, and received the 2004 Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year at the 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  62. Screen star

    In 2003, Beyonce starred opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the film "The Fighting Temptations," and recorded a song for it called "Fighting Temptation," alongside female rappers Missy Elliott, MC Lyte and Free. (Paramount Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  63. 'Pop' star

    Beyonce replaced Britney Spears as Pepsi's spokeswoman in 2002. She is "a multi-talented entertainer who has achieved tremendous success and popularity in both music and movies," Dave Burwick, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Pepsi-Cola North America said. (Chris Casaburi / Pepsi via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  64. 'Foxxy' lady

    In 2002, Beyonce went from the concert stage to the big screen, co-starring in the film "Austin Powers in Goldmember," playing Foxxy Cleopatra opposite Mike Myers and Michael Caine. She also recorded the song "Work It Out" for the film's soundtrack. (New Line Cinema) Back to slideshow navigation
  65. United front

    Destiny's Child performs during the "United We Stand" benefit concert at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21, 2001. The group's hit singles included "Independent Women Part I," "Bootylicious" and "Survivor." (Molly Riley / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  66. 'Destiny' calling

    Beyonce began her musical career as part of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child in 1998. After much-publicized turmoil and various reincarnations of the act, the trio of Kelly Rowland, Knowles and Michelle Williams, from left, became one of the most successful pop groups of the early 2000s. (Lucy Nicholson / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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