Rumors have swirled in the past few weeks surrounding Beyonce's pregnancy and whether or not the Houston native officially gave birth to her bundle of joy. Paparazzi shots of the '4' creator out and about in New York City earlier this week proved she was still very much with a pregnant belly. However, the NY Daily News reports that the singer, accompanied by her husband Jay-Z, checked into a hospital in the Big Apple Friday (Jan. 6), renting out an entire floor so they could welcome their new baby with some privacy.

The newspaper reveals that a staff member from the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City -- located on 77th St. and Park Ave. -- said Beyonce checked in under the pseudonym "Ingrid Jackson," obviously to keep away pesky paparazzi and fans. The former Destiny's Child frontwoman is reportedly being kept on the fourth floor, which she rented for $1.3 million to keep her delivery a secret.

Apparently security has been on high alert in the area, patrolling the grounds outside the Upper East Side hospital. Employees have also been asked to hand over cell phones during their shifts to prevent information leaking out about Beyonce's labor details. Security cameras in the building are allegedly covered in tape as a precaution to keep images from getting out to the public.

Last week, the 'Love on Top' songstress was in the news for reportedly checking into St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital to give birth. Once photos of the pop superstar made rounds throughout the Internet this week, it was apparent she and Hov hadn't welcomed their newborn yet.

The BoomBox will have details on Beyonce's birth as they emerge.

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