Outrageous or typical star behavior? According to the Huffington Post Beyoncé has a lot of demands for her Mrs. Carter tour rider. In the leaked rider (list of demands) the singer has allegedly demanded that all of the crew members wear 100% cotton. The singer wants her water chilled at 21 degrees and served with $900 worth of titanium straws. She must have a new toilet seat in each venue dressing room that she goes to and the toilet paper must be red. Beyoncé has also requested that hand carved-ice balls be made so that she can cool her throat.
Although it seems like Beyoncé’s demands are outrageous, other star riders make Beyoncé’s demands look like child’s play. Just recently it was reported that J.Lo wanted a private jet, in order to do a show. Mariah Carey once asked for twenty white kittens and one hundred white doves.
Recently, the singer’s demand that no photographs be taken at her shows was ignored by fans and reporters alike. No credentials were given to photographers, in an effort to keep unflattering pictures from circulating over the internet. It is said that the singer has also requested that her dressing rooms be a fair distance away from the stage, with a lot of space.
With regard to the dressing rooms, an inside source told the London Evening Standard ,“They are much bigger though, and she was given free rein to refurbish them to her own taste.” They added, “They’re also in a quieter part of the backstage area, which gives her a better atmosphere to get focused for her shows.”
The European leg of the tour will end on June 1st. The singer will embark on the U.S. leg of the tour on June 28th ,at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.While a singer with an extensive performance schedule like Beyoncé’s must protect her voice and pay great attention to her health, while on tour, is Beyoncé doing too much?Or are all of these items necessary to have, in order to give a flawless performance?
Asa Lovechild is an accomplished actress and singer out of New York City and a supporter of One Billion Rising