Beyoncé’s rider for her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour has been leaked, with an insider claiming the pop star has a long and crazy list of demands, including $900 worth of titanium drinking straws that must be backstage at her shows.
The Telegraph is reporting that the 31-year-old superstar needs the straws “to drink a special alkaline water that’s served at exactly 21 degrees”. Seems that Bey-Bey is rather health conscious, as she also insists her entire crew wear only 100% pure cotton, presumably to prevent allergic reactions.
The source also says the Single Ladies singer insists on plain off-white walls in the dressing room, a new toilet seat at every event and will only use red toilet paper. Wait, doesn’t everyone use red toilet paper? No? Just us and Beysus and Prince, then.
Apparently these are perfectly reasonable requests, with the insider saying:
“She’s extremely regimented and is taking everything extremely seriously, so she expects her list of demands to be adhered too and every detail be taken in. 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.”
Here at Music Feeds, we think Mrs Knowles and her titanium straws ain’t got nothing on some of the craziest rumoured riders we’ve heard, like Lil’ Wayne‘s supposed request for a private jet or Van Halen‘s famous ’80s demand to have all the brown M&Ms removed from the candy bowl.