*Beyoncé, Jay-Z and baby Blue Ivy Carter have reportedly checked out of New York City’s Lenox Hill Hospital early Tuesday morning and are now home.
According to the New York Daily News, the couple managed to dodge the paparazzi horde by fleeing in a motorcade of black SUVs, which rolled out of the Upper East Side medical center’s side gate in the dark of night, around 1:30 a.m.
Two vehicles with tinted windows pulled out first, followed by a van. The SUVs blocked traffic so the van could roll down East 76th Street (reportedly going the wrong way on a one-way street) before turning north on Park Avenue, reports the Daily News.
It’s unclear which vehicle the Carter family was riding in or whether the whole drama was meant to serve as a decoy for some other escape route. But there’s no doubt the parade was orchestrated to disorient the paps.
Since Beyoncé gave birth to Blue Ivy on Saturday, Lenox Hill has faced a barrage of criticism from other patients who loudly complained about perceived unfair treatment by the hospital and the couple’s private security guards. Lenox Hill officials have denied the allegations and stated that all maternity patients had full access to care during the superstars’ stay.