Beyonce suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage before falling pregnant with her daughter, according to her husband Jay-Z.
The rapper made the revelation in a new song Glory which he posted on his social website Life and Times today.
The tune is a tribute to the couple’s new baby, Blue Ivy Carter, who was born in New York late Saturday night.
In the song, Jay-Z, 42, talks about where the child was conceived (in Paris) and even reveals that Beyonce, 30, had a lost a child one point.
‘Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/We was afraid you’d disappear/But nah baby you magic.’
The sound of crying Blue Ivy can be heard at the end of the song.
The track was produced by Pharrell and credits the new arrival as ‘B.I.C.’
Other moving lyrics include: ‘The most amazing feeling I feel, words can’t describe what I’m feeling for real / Baby, I paint the sky blue, my greatest creation was you.
‘You’re the child of destiny / you’re the child of my destiny / you’re my child with the child from Destiny’s Child.’
Early reports claimed the singer gave birth via C-section, but the couple now say otherwise.
The released a joint statement today, saying Blue ‘was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives.’
The couple adds, “Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.’
It’s the first child for the power couple, who wed in 2008 in a private ceremony after a years-long courtship.
BEYONCE AND JAY-Z’S BABY ANNOUNCEMENT IN FULL
‘Hello Hello Baby Blue!
‘We are both happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
‘Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, and we are both in heaven.
‘She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of our lives.
‘We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.