Y’all know I like Beyoncé – I don’t think she’s as mind-blowingly incredible as some people seem to, but I think she’s fierce and incredibly talented and most importantly, very hard-working. However, even though she’s earned the diva title doesn’t mean it’s cool for her to act like one, and that’s apparently exactly what she did at V Festival last weekend, according to Travis frontman Fran Healy.
From The Daily Record:
The Glasgow band were on the same bill as the Crazy In Love singer last weekend at the V fest and Fran says she turned parts of the backstage area into a no-go zone.
Fran protested: “Beyonce locked down the entire backstage area for an hour. Everyone was affected.
“You’d ask ‘Can I just go there?’ and they’d say ‘No. You can’t cross this little street’.
“Everyone was just following orders from the gang. I guess that’s how Americans do it but it’s not how we do it in the UK.
“She was headlining the main stage and was half an hour late.
“The whole area was cut off as if there had been a nuclear disaster.”
Yeah, that’s pretty obnoxious. And also LOL at the “that’s how Americans do it” comment. I feel like whenever anyone from America does anything shitty in the UK, they wonder if it’s an American custom – it really cracks me up.
More on topic, sounds like Beyoncé was kind of a dick. Matter of fact, I know she was – she refused to let V Festival live stream her performance even though they planned on broadcasting the whole festival for those who couldn’t be there. Girl, nobody was trying to see your ass (Glastonbury was enough for me) – I’m just mad I missed Jessie Ware, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar, Rudimental… you get the point.
Sounds like someone needs to be brought down a pegs.