Beyoncé is currently treating the world to her dulcet tones on the Mrs. Carter World Tour, and a diva needs to travel in style. We’ve all read the ludicrous demands of the stars, so it should be no surprise that one of the biggest celebrities has some rather interesting requirements for her dressing room, including $900 worth of titanium straws and red toilet paper. Baller!
From The Daily Star:
Beyoncé’s diva demands include £600 drinking straws and hand-carved ice balls to suck on. An insider claims her backstage rider insists that her crew wear only 100% pure cotton clothes, presumably to save her from allergic reactions.
She’s also said to ask for special titanium straws which are used to drink a special alkaline water that’s served at exactly 21 degrees Celsius.
She also demands her dressing room has freshly painted white walls and a new toilet seat, and even makes it clear that she will only use red toilet paper. No junk food is allowed. Instead, snacks must include glass platters of almonds and oatcakes, and there’s a strict green-only policy when it comes to salad bar nibbles.
A source said: “She’s extremely regimented and is taking everything extremely seriously, so she expects her list of demands to be adhered to.
“Working so hard and with the toll the travel takes on her body in addition to the intense shows, she feels that her requests aren’t too much to ask for as she wants to ensure everything goes to plan.”
First of all, I’m down with the new toilet seat. No one’s trying to plant their ass where Bruno Mars’ was the day before, you know? Still, no snacks? I mean, I’d probably have severe diarrhea at the thought of performing in front of 65,000 people or whatever her arenas hold, so I doubt downing a pizza with extra cheese would be a great pre-performance idea. However, I’d like to think after dancing my ass off for two hours, I could have a slice and some peanut butter M&Ms backstage, you know?
Anyway, I love the idea that Beyoncé is allergic to anything but organic cotton. Shit, cotton is a pretty good fabric, though. I’m wearing head to toe cotton myself, right now. I’m in my pyjamas, of course, but whatever!