Beyonce hours away from giving birth

beyonce-pregnant-nov-2011.jpgThe most anticipated baby of 2012 appears to be just hours away from entering the world. The NY Daily News is reporting that Beyonce checked in to New York's Lenox Hill Hospital on Friday (Jan. 6), presumably to give birth.

The singer/actress, who announced her pregnancy in Aug. 2011 at MTV VMAs, entered into the hospital under the name Ingrid Jackson. The reports states that to ensure privacy, Beyonce and husband Jay-Z doled out $1.3 million to rent the hospital's entire fourth floor. A source also tells the publication that hospital workers have also covered security cameras and are required to hand over their cell phones at the beginning of their shifts.

There had been rumblings that Beyonce had already given birth, but those rumors were quashed when the singer's sister, Solange Knowles, Tweeted on Dec. 31, "Shout out to my sister for being THE cutest pregnant woman ever."

The child will be the couple's first.

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