Jay-Z & Beyonce’s rent an underground lair for $1 million for Blue Ivy’s nursery

As I grow older, I’ve noticed that I’ve grown more and more wary of wealthy people. Maybe it’s a reaction to the 2008 financial meltdown, or maybe my suspicion was always lurking in the shadows, and it’s just come out to play recently. But whenever I see ridiculous conspicuous consumption these days, it disgusts me more than it used to. I have to remind myself, “It’s their money. If they want to spend on ridiculous things, so be it.” Speaking of, the past few years have been filled with a litany of conspicuous consumption from Beyonce and Jay-Z, from overpriced baby clothes for Blue Ivy,to buying “baby’s first diamonds.” This one might take the cake though:

Nice crib! When Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z watches basketball games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, their daughter, Blue, 12 months, chills downstairs in a nursery!

“Jay rents a luxurious basement suite for $1 million a year,” a source says in the new issue of of Us Weekly, on stands now. “It has an area for Blue filled with toys.”

Jay’s VIP space — the priciest of 11 spreads for rent (average cost: $550,000) — also serves as an adult playground. “It’s all glass with a champagne bar and TV screen,” says the source. “Jay lets friends use his digs when he’s not there.”

In October, helped Jay-Z close out his eight performances at the Barclays Center as a surprise guest. Blue’s parents, who wed in April 2008, performed “Crazy in Love” together, and shared a kiss on stage.

“Of course I had to let BK touch the stage in BK,” Jay-Z joked to the audience. “Well, BKC now.”

Beyonce kicked off the new year with a private performance in Las Vegas. “In our perfect ways, in the ways we are beautiful, in the ways we are human — we are here,” she wrote in a handwritten note on her Tumblr blog. “Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours.”

[From Us Weekly]

I kind of understand the idea behind “sky boxes” and courtside seats, but I don’t understand paying a million bucks to have a basement lair – a lair devoid of good views or close action – just so you can bring your baby to a game and have her chill out with a nanny. Nor do I understand the basement lair thing for “hanging out with friends” – for $1 million?!? Bitch, go to the 40/40 Club!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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    • Taylor says:

      It’s not about the money. Her sister is well known as “basement baby” so they must somehow keep the family tradition.

    • Jean says:

      But look what he could have done with that money helping the people of hurrican Sandy.

      • Emma says:

        Yes they could have, but like Carrie said “it’s their money.” They don’t have an obligation to help anyone. I believe they do give to charity though and they did help out with Sandy. I don’t know any exact figures or anything, but they do help out and they don’t have to.

        I don’t like Beyonce and Jay-Z at all. They’re completely overhyped and overexposed. I used to love Beyonce during the “Crazy in Love” period and now I can not stand her at all. Which I find really sad because I was such a fan. Beyonce and Jay-Z waste their money in my opinion. This lair, the diamonds, the clothes it’s just all way too much and makes me sick. I understand it’s their money they can do as the please but DAMN get some financial sense!!

      • Liv says:

        I so agree with you. I was such a fan of her when she was with Destiny’s Child and after that, but her music sucks lately. Shoving her private life in our faces doesn’t help either.

    • Original N says:

      @ Emma
      Sorry – completely disagree with you regarding the obligation to use one’s wealth for good. Those that have been raised properly with wealth are typically told by their parents something along the lines of … with great wealth comes great responsibility. I could name several well known East coast families as examples. The main difference seems to be … old money v. new money. That said, there are examples of people with new money that lead altruistic lives that embody the great responsibility aspect. Please see Bill & Melinda Gates for examples of how the money could be spent. Instead, we see these two twits exhibiting conspicuous consumption that is, quite frankly, inexcusable with how many people are without fresh drinking water and food each day.

      • Mrs. Ari Gold says:

        Only thing I disagree with you about is Bill & Melinda Gates: Bill Gates wouldn’t give any money away for years until he became the richest person on earth. People were begging him and publicly shaming him and he still held fast until he broke records for being the richest in the world.

    • d b says:

      sure it’s their money, of course. I feel like they are oddly out of touch, the way their PR people ensure weekly details of how insanely wealthy they are. At this point, they seem so remote behind that fortress of cash and prizes. So, yes, it’s their $$. Doesn’t mean I have to like them.

    • Str8Shooter says:

      Yes, Carrie, it IS their money. But you’re on a site called CELEBITCHY and people can call them out for their ridiculousness.

  1. RocketMerry says:

    I was prepared to come here and judge the frak out of them, but eh, truly I don’t think it’s a big deal.
    Jay pays for a hanging-out-basement that happens to have a space for his daughter. It also just so happens to cost a lot, but that’s just the way they are: as soon as they earn it, they spend it.

    • T.C. says:

      LOL. I was going to be judgy too but if other people are paying $550 and it’s a place for his kid to play in without leaving her at home I don’t see the big deal. The cost covers a whole year. Kids of other rich parents have the same set up. *Kanye shrug*

    • Liv says:

      I’m torn. If it’s also a place to hang out with their friends, it makes more sense, but altogether in my opinion it’s too much money. There are so much people who don’t have food or clothes or a place to live and they are spending diamonds on their 1-year-old girl. Sorry, that’s dumb.

      • T.C. says:

        I hear you but it’s not like the money is going straight to charity if they don’t spend it. That $1 Million will either go to this hangout for Blue plus friends or it will go to buying an expensive new car or boat or some nonesense item. Or it will sit in the bank collecting interest.

        Poor people waste money too on frivilous things, they just don’t have as much to waste. How many women living pay check to pay check spend way too much money at hair salons, brand name shoes and clothes? Or guys with little money spending it on parties, attending sports events, or alcohol? Plenty. See it all the time. People rich or poor can be frivolous with their money.

      • Liv says:

        Yeah, you are kind of right, but let’s not think about how much money the Carters spend on hair stylists and spas themselves. Plus all the money for houses, cars and diamonds. I know there are many people who are okay with spending much money on clothes or bags or whatever. But I stick to my comment that spending money on diamonds for your baby daughter is a joke ;-)

    • c'est la vie says:

      I too, would like an underground lair.

      Is it like the bat cave?
      With bling?

  2. Christina says:

    “In our perfect ways, in the ways we are beautiful, in the ways we are human — we are here,” she wrote in a handwritten note on her Tumblr blog.”

    Can someone please provide a translation into English?

    • lisa2 says:


      I think she is saying. We got it like that!!!

    • lower-case deb says:

      “that which we are, we are.”
      ~”Ulysses”, Tennyson.

      methinks it’s something like that. imho.

    • keats says:

      She’s saying we should all be more yonce.

    • TG says:

      @christina – That is too funny because Iw as wondering that too. Why do celebs put out dumb quotes that mean nothing. The same as JLo in that Harpers Bizarre interview where she spouts some nonesense on what is beautiful. It seems they are both so focused on success that they forgot how to be human.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:


      I have a book recommendation that I think you’ll find illuminating, so prepare your brain. It’s called ‘Zen And The Art Of Grade Seven Philosophizing: When The Menarche Ain’t Enuff’ by St. Lip Smacker de la Trapper Keeper and the answer will be revealed. A caveat, though: I warn you not to read it too hard, as the Dorian Grey ‘Bewitchment by Paperback’ defense is losing steam and the Marquess of Queensberry himself would never be able to take on that weave of B’s successfully once we’re fully back to settling these kinds of disputes in the pugilist namesake’s gentlemanly fashion. Most importantly, I beg of you to not let yourself be cowed by Gurdjieff’s infamous ‘Semi-mystical hogwash and impenetrable cryptic doggerel, which is reflective of the true nature of naught but the solipsistic cult leader’s encroaching madness’ review, as that blurb reveals naught but the over-mustachioed reviewer’s clear livestock fixation. He’s in Rihanna’s pocket, anyway and that’s a constant, so if she says to discredit an author whose truths have made B so very ‘present’ know this, he will do as he is bid. Why? Here’s why: it isn’t as if anyone else offered to pay off his student loans as payment for getting her an ‘in’ with the saffron robe people (so many ideas, so many strip shows, so little time). So know this: he knows on which side his birthday cake is buttered and I’m about ready to blow through this whole racket with my cream cheese icing revelations.

      Travel Englighted,um…travellers!

      I have a craving for cinnamon rolls, now.

    • bigt says:

      Another example of someone who is not very bright, able to make a huge amount of money. These 2 are so selfish in everything they do, that nothing surprises me with them.

  3. Mara says:

    This kind of money will help feed alot’s of poor children.

  4. Tuxedo Cat says:

    I love Beyonce and she can do no wrong in my book.

    • Meredith says:

      Surely your book is most generous and forgiving one then. I like a lot of her music (hate some of it) but the girl is vacant between the ears (dumb) and seems to personify that quote from Roseanne Barr – “we are your greatest fear – trash with money”. She’s got way more money than brains or values. Just my opinion.

  5. truthful says:

    Its their money, plenty of rich folks indulge in obscene ways..

    we just don’t hear about it

  6. Joanna says:

    it’s their money, let them spend it how they want

  7. Po says:

    It’s not just you, I also have started making more judgements as I have gotten older. In my case it’s about having more empathy for the working poor, children without food to eat, or adults who have worked their entire lives and end up homeless because of a chronic illness. You see the stories on the news right before they cover the Jennifer Lopez interview where she expounds on the virtues of dressing yourself and combing your own child’s hair. These things never occurred to me when I was a kid watching Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

  8. MrsBPitt says:

    As soon as I read the headline, I thought, of course they do!

  9. lena80 says:

    And what they do with THEIR money concerns anyone why? THEIR money THEIR business.

  10. The Original Mia says:

    I was prepared to side-eye them when I originally saw this post, but it’s a multi-purpose suite with a place for Blue & a place for his pals to party pre-event. Don’t see the big deal.

  11. Ace says:

    I just can’t stand these two.
    Her and her p*ssy popping on stage and him and his misogynist rap lyrics that targets young girls (mostly black) ,calling them B’s and H’s.


    • Mally says:

      Don’t listen to either of their music or rap music in general or music of other talentless p*ssy popping entertainers: Rihanna and Katy perry. Though I will commend Rihanna’s recent contribution to a hospital in Barbados of 1.75MM. When has beyonce or jay ever been as charitable? Harry belafonte was right: they don’t care about charity.

    • e.non says:

      ugh… have never liked her since seeing her first videos where she crawls across the floor. and if it wasn’t for her emphasis on her bootylicious ass, her popularity would never have reached these heights. it was all about getting the boyz worked up and drooling over her — and the media following.

  12. swack says:

    I honestly don’t care how they spend their money. What I don’t understand is why you would take an infant to a pro basketball game just to have the nannies watch the child. Why not leave the child at home with the nannies instead – where the child is more comfortable or leave the child home with the other parent to take care of (just going by the statement: “When Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z watches basketball games” and am assuming Beyonce is not there).

    • Kimbob says:

      Because the world is their stage…my thoughts, @ least. They want to be seen as “good parents,” bringing the little baby w/them. It’s all show w/them, I think.

      I mean, after all….how did it get out about this basement/nursery/hang-out? That’s what I’d like to know. How is it that such makes headlines? I think they leak it out. Of course it’s all ridiculous & over the top. Everything is such w/these two.

      • Meredith says:

        “Because the world is their stage”. +1

      • swack says:

        Kimbob, I had the same thought as they are trying to be perceived as good parents. But good parents would leave their child where the child would be more comfortable and to me that would be at home in her own bed getting a full, uninterupted night’s sleep. I can’t imagine that this place is very child friendly. Also, if you have to put it out there and try to make yourself look like good parents then that is when I begin to wonder if you really are (not saying they aren’t and this applies to all parents, not just those who are in the limelight).

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Omigosh, yes! The celebrities are awesome parents press junkets are kind of tedious, right?

        It reminds me of the year Will Smith was up for Best Actor for Ali and it was on and on and on about how they’re the most wonderful parents in the world because they couldn’t wait for the five seconds after his category and the end of the show to excuse themselves because it’s not so much about being a good parent as it is about telling people you’re a good parent.

        Remember The Little Match Guttersnipe who had no one watch her, guard her, love her and had nothing to protect her from the Dickensian elements (A Dickensian winter came in six shades of disapproving black with 25 per cent more ‘Poor Jo’s’ in a city block than you’ll see today) and I’m sure that her health insurance didn’t include phossy jaw she stuck it out until she ‘retired’ at a respectable age of seven years two months, one fortnight and a ha’penny.

        And this all happened far more speedily than it did for Sir and Old Mother Hubbard to tell EVERYONE that mini-bob has a cold, so haste had to be made in a while and remember to update your official hagiographies accordingly.

        I grew up without a father, I mean, he’s alive but…I can’t think of anything to follow that. At any rate, I had a mother and I had some colds and much of the time I didn’t die as a result of these complaints. I know that ‘knowledge’ tells us that if a child catches a cold and only one parent and sitter (at least) tends to that child (in the candlelight on the balcony tradition) for even a nanosecond, ‘information’ will always bear out a sinister foregone conclusion, so gird so loins, kids it’s going to be a spooky revelation.

        The grim and mirth-murdering ending is that the child in question will become so disfigured by its already-mentioned phosphorus habit (tungsten is TOO a gateway element) and today’s children don’t have the Urchin Advantage. The children are pampered.

        Street tutors that overrun orphanages, overworked temperance hotels and a consumption epidemic so threatening to swallow the nations whole that even the twelve-year-old chimney sweeps with late-stage testicular cancer pretty decent prospects were everywhere. They had created a fetid little congress of the pre-teen condemned to share and support each other (and sneak into some of the more lax opium dens) to hone that ‘killed or be killed’ are largely gone in in the above the ground levels of Los Angeles– they’ve gone to the Disney, now–so when the tour ends and their agents aren’t getting them the primo blow, they can’t cope, don’t know their baking soda from whatever else is in crack, hit the match because the glow reminds them of glow sticks at a stadium concert and before they’re 17 they’ve become so twisted in visage that not even a re-animated Spanish Hapsburg would intermarry with them.

        I say this on behalf of the industrious working poor chidren because their mandibles were lost in the sands of time, or possibly in a snow bank, quite some time ago.

        We could learn more from the flesh-distressing and Protestant work ethic of those sad, but productive phosphorescent and hollowed little faces (romanticized by an artist’s rendering, or course) of those girls. Stiff upper lip, Will and Wills, that’s what they would do.

        No, I suspect that when Will Smith lost the award that everyone knew he wouldn’t win, he didn’t want to play ball anymore. Say your kid is sick and you can stamp home like a hero and be grumpy on the couch once the sound bites aren’t buzzing.

        And yes, I know how cynical that makes me sound, since when was that an issue?

  13. Kimbob says:

    Yes, we all know it’s a “free country,” & the rich can do what the hell they want w/their $$$…yes, we all know that.

    The point I’m gleaning from this write up is that these filthy rich “stars,” they’re living their lives in our faces, for public consumption, & the wife putting out nice little snippets on her Tumblr blog…well, to me, it looks like they WANT us all to know what’s up w/them. So, in other words, where is the line? When is their private life “private,” & their public life…well, “public?”

    Yeah, I know this is a slippery slope, but I certainly feel when one has THAT much $$$, & they’re all “out there” w/it…yes, I think there’s a certain responsibility that comes w/such. However, w/these two it’s pretty much a moot point.

    Just look at Jay-Z in the pics on this story….he looks wary, suspcious…almost disgusted. Can’t have it both ways, IMO.

  14. tabasco says:

    I am so with you on being increasingly disgusted with conspicuous consumption. It’s “their” money, but really, they haven’t “earned” that kind of wealth. It’s simply the product of the way that business works. Regardless, to whom much is given, much is expected. Wasting millions, particularly at a dire economic time, is revolting. Maybe these two are better companions for Kim and Kanye than previously thought.

  15. TheOneAndOnly says:

    I agree liv, jules, and ace, why the apologetics and the celebrity worship; They are disgusting narcissists – how much in time and money have they contributed to Sandy relief efforts – their so-called music is generic and forgettable – if I were a member of the real left (not the phony playpen left that we have in the US), when the revolution comes Marie antionette and her hubby should be the first to be swept away.
    Excellent points kimbob and tabasco.

  16. tabasco says:

    Frankly, all of this “it’s their money, they can do whatever they want” is bullsh*t and a copout. Tell that to the people they could feed, send to college, pay for medical care, and on and on, even while still living the luxury life. It’s not just these two – it’s all of ‘em. And these hos and J.Lo with thinking she’s amazing for brushing her own hair and whatnot, have a load of money for doing what exactly?? We live in an interconnected world with a lot of need, if you sit idly by with your millions while pontificating about your grand understanding of the world, then you are guilty of contributing to the biggest problems we have.

    • TheOneAndOnly says:

      Exactly tabasco, what’s funny is that bouncy has the IQ of a head of lettuce and Jay-Z is what 16 yr old high school drop out – and they are both 1 per centers to the max. They, like many of their ilk, are so ignorant and disconnected from life it would be laughable if it weren’t infuriating that anything they say is even given attention. Remember Jay-Z is the idiot that was wearing Che t-shirts awhile back. Proving he knows nothing at all about the real Che Guevara. A capitalist wearing a t-shirt of a marxist guerilla – priceless.

    • lena80 says:

      But they are in no way shape or form obligated to do ANY of things that you listed as examples. It’s not right to tell strangers what they should do with their money or pass judgement because you aren’t aware of any charities that they may or may not contribute to. Maybe they are concerned about themselves and their family and that’s it. Could it be seen as selfish? Sure, but they aren’t responsible to meet our standards of rich conduct. And I highly doubt they aren’t contributing to charities, that’s a major tax write off every year.

      • Christy says:

        ITA. I don’t understand how just because they have a sh*t ton more money than I will ever see in a lifetime that would entitle me to tell them what they should and should not do with it. I am no more entitled to tell them how to spend their money than I am to anyone else…..unless it is public assistance and then I think I sort of am since it partially comes from me.

  17. kibbles says:

    There is a thing called common sense and spending within reason regardless of your income! Why does any child in the world need a $1 million nursery? Seriously?? Sure, it is their money and they can use it in whatever way they see fit. However, in a world filled with suffering, starvation, and poverty, their spending says a lot about their own ignorance and apathy about the way the rest of the world lives.

    The promotion of living large in many rap lyrics also glorifies over consumption and materialism. This is an absolutely wrong message to send to children, especially those who live in the inner city, and promotes wasteful spending on stupid things like sneakers as well as robbing or killing others for these items. Jay-Z and Beyonce have played a huge hand in the promotion of this type of frivolous lifestyle and have gotten extremely wealthy off of selling this warped dream to American children.

    Harry Belafonte was right about these two. Last year, Belafonte took Jay-Z and Beyonce to task, calling them out for being apathetic and not doing much to inspire change in the black community. Also, Jay-Z even tried to exploit the Occupy Wall Street movement by creating t-shirts for sale under his Rocawear label. For these two, it is always about their own bottom line. It would be nice to see these two directly inject some of their millions strengthening and cleaning up inner city communities across the country. I’m not talking about donating to tax deductible charities. I mean actually donating a significant portion of their time and wealth to making other people’s lives better or giving some poor academically gifted children full-rides to attend college. With $1 million they could have given 10 inner city children $100k college scholarships or built several new community centers in Brooklyn, Houston, Detroit, Newark, etc. That would have been a much better use of their money.

    It is okay to be rich. It is quite another issue when one’s wealth has gone to one’s head and clouded their judgment on how much to spend on such superficial items. Why does any one child need so much and how will this teach Blue Ivy about responsibility, empathy, and hard work? They are in the beginning stages of creating a spoiled monster who will likely be even more spoiled than Suri Cruise or Kate and William’s baby.

  18. taxi says:

    The rent is a tax write-off. He can call it a necessary expense to provide a place to do business & entertain associates.

    Big firms write off the costs of SkyBoxes as a business expense. No difference here that I see. It’s rented, furnished any way they like. Their CPAs probably treat it as an auxiliary office.

    It’s all about the taxes.

  19. bluhare says:

    These two are living proof that you can have more money than sense.

  20. Celebasshat says:

    People lament and criticize them for spending their money however they see fit. Gosh! Get over yourself pple, they both worked hard to become who they are today, so please stop being holier than thou.

  21. Celebasshat says:

    People lament and criticize them for spending their money however they see fit. Gosh! get over yourself, they both worked hard to become who they are today, so please stop being holier than thou.

  22. SportsGal says:

    He’s a part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, so I really doubt that the $1mm is coming out of their pocket. It’s his team and his arena, so he can do what he wants … All sports owners have multiple plush suites at their home stadiums/arenas – this is no different.

    • Hautie says:

      Actually a nice tall Russian owns the majority interest in “The Nets”.

      And his name is Mikhail Prokhorov.


      It has been made clear that Jay’z has less than a 2% ownership in the team. He is not hiring and firing anyone over there. Nor is he signing the checks.

      He has been used for PR campaigns, when the owner wanted to move the team to a new arena. And Jay-z is a big fan of the team. So he was a good match.

      But make no mistake… Mikhail Prokhorov owns the Nets.

      With thoughts about the basement hang out.

      I would agree with it being a tax write off too.

      And and I suspect Jay-z is not a fan about having rowdy parties in his personal home. So this makes a decent place to have them with a built in cleaning service.

  23. Jessica says:

    Someone brought up a good point earlier about both poor and wealthy people spending money in frivolous ways…I think that tangentially touches on an interesting question regarding the definition of poor, esp. in developed nations. I was just running errands and I saw SO many overweight people. Basically, there’s not really a food shortage–thanks to advances in food technology–which is how poverty was/is defined. The line between necessity and frivolous consumption is really blurred in the first world.

    In this situation, they’re spending money on other people, which is probably one of the best ways TO spend one’s discretionary budget. They’re into basketball and they want a place for their family (Blue Ivy) and their friends to be and to feel comfortable, enhancing their basketball experience. Yes, they could maybe devote that money to research or education reform or what-have-you but I’m pretty sure they already do that to some extent. A few years ago I remember catching a bit of a program about Jay-Z contributing to clean-water movements in Africa. That’s an excellent way to spend your budget for charity. Clean water is a very, very real need and they believed in Obama so then they spent some time and money on that. I don’t expect them to devote the *entirety* of their lives or their income to good causes. They’re allowed to have fun and if they want to spend money on enhancing this bball experience with their loved ones–well as I said before, more power to them. Money spent on others/money spent on experiences is definitely well spent in my mind. Overall I cannot fault them for this. If there’s anything to hold on to in life, it’s not stuff but rather each other, people. Somewhat intense/cheesy Aubrey Hepburn ref there at the end but I just wanted to share my thoughts on this as someone who has neither strong negative nor positive feelings toward these two celebs.

  24. Cody says:

    It is nice to have money, but it would be even nicer if they took that money and donated it to an inner city early childhood program and leave the baby home, for a night, with the nanny.

  25. BlueTurtle says:

    Beyonce is getting markedly whiter again.

    • Ace says:

      I’ve seen her childhood pics, she was light even then.
      I think it’s the light from the camera flashes, plus, dark skin tans too.
      Just like white skin, it gets darker in the summer, and lighter in the colder months.
      I’ve seen her lay out tanning as well.
      I think it’s the blond hair that throws people off.

  26. manta says:

    “Jay’s VIP space — the priciest of 11 spreads for rent”
    Of course, it had to be with these two.
    The bright side with idiot snobs with full pockets is they allow hundreds of people to live off them. See, buy, buy what I sell, it’s the priciest,the most expensive etc… Nobody in the whole wide world has ever spent so much on this (take your pick)handbag,nursery, baby tiaras or whatever.
    It costs plenty, it shines, it has a luxury brand,it makes us so exceptional.OK.

  27. KellyinSeattle says:

    I’ll be glad when their fame dies.

    • KellyinSeattle says:

      p.s…just getting ready to watch Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance. I miss the days when people sung from pure talent, not all lights and fireworks and synthesizers . I’ll , in fairness, watch her show with an open mind. As much as possible….

  28. sweetpea says:

    Who truly cares what they spend their money on?! They earned it – let them do what they want with it! And it’s not like the kid is locked in a dark, cob webbed basement with a single light bulb swaying ominously in it. And I’m 99% sure that her parents are going to that “basement” every chance they get to check on her. Some people need to chill…..

  29. PinkG says:

    The “top Knot” needs to stop and stop now.

  30. Isabel says:

    She should have spent that money on a better fake babybump -.-

  31. mimi says:

    I’m confused.

    Don’t they have a house/ apartment?

    Why does a baby need to be outside of her comfort zone and the place she recognizes when she is left alone with a nanny?
    If the parents want an evening out, why does the baby need to go to a rented basement?
    Wouldn’t she feel safer and more comfortable inside her home, near her toys, bed, bath etc.?

    Also, why would a husband and father rent a bachelor pad?
    It sounds like a place someone would have if he wants to cheat on his wife.

    He’s got an apartment. Why would he need another basement?!
    That’s just odd.

  32. dorothy says:

    These people are vulgar in their ridiculous excess. I hope they match what they spend on nurseries, armoured cars, etc.. with donations to a worthy cause.

  33. cve2 says:

    He spends every second he can rapping about and visitng the President who is the one making hay of the rich everyday.

    But he’s only spending tax dollars to live better than Jay-Z.

    He spends my money worse than this.

  34. OhDear says:

    To be fair, to them it’s probably not that much money.

    On another note, they seem to have become a lot less private in the last few months or so. Odd.

  35. Hipocricy says:

    It’s their money but it is still unsensitive, of bad taste, vulgar and obscene to spend that amount of money over a single child when many new yorkers are still out of electricity because of the last hurricane.

    They should have made sure it didn’t go public or couple this action with a very publicized goodwill act.

    I am not surprised, Beyonce accepted once, the money of a dictator for an ass shaking show…public money stolen right from the lybian hardworker wallets !

    She couldn’t care less and pretended to be ignorant of the pedigree of the one that gave her that money.

  36. Kim says:

    Anyone here who spends more than $200 on an article of clothing is disgusting.Spend half and donate other half to local food bank.$100 dollars = 400 meals.Start with the man in the mirror

  37. floretta50 says:

    Ahhh! And if we spend gazillions of money on our daughter she will somehow rise above humanist, sickness, poor health and death. It’s their money they work hard for it but I truly believe these two parents believe money tossed on a baby like that will make her life above other humans forgetting the greatest human that ever walked on earth, Jesus Christ died on the cross and he was a poor carpenter, and the only human that can give us eternal life.

  38. Anna says:

    THey are royal snobs, just like my mother in law.

  39. Loulou says:

    These people are the epitome of crass.

  40. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    It’s GROSS.
    People are hurting so badly right now in this country and all over the world. This only promotes greed and highlights the disparities.

  41. Viv says:

    As an exchange student in the 90s I worked at a summer project for underprivileged inner city kids in NYC. Nothing could have prepared me for how underprivileged they really were. It broke my heart to see how many did not own any books and had mothers who worked 2 or 3 jobs and had trouble feeding them- most of them were black and yes, they knew who Jay Z was and would dance to his music. Jay Z knows that there are little fans of his in his own country that are in need – they grew up to buy his records even if they couldn’t pay for college. I often thought to myself: Oh, the things one could do for so many children there if one has money. With the obscene amounts B&J have I understand that they live in luxury but I would find it hard to not give away much more, being in such close proximity to people who could use their help. It’s not as if they live surrounded by slums, but they both must have been exposed to those needs before.
    If Jay Z started funding after-school programs, scholarships or summer camps on a big big scale it wouldn’t make a dent in his pocket and it would encourage other celebrities to follow suit.