Beyoncé is said to have a list of specific requirements for every venue on her Mrs. Carter world tour and her mandate includes alkaline water, new toilet seats and bizarrely red toilet paper, according to reports.
Beyoncé, 31, has also requested that all her crew members wear 100% cotton, her water is chilled to 21 degrees and served through $900 titanium straws and she has access to hand carved ice balls after every show to cool her throat, The Daily Star claims.
Beyoncé is said to have a list of specific requirements for every venue on her Mrs. Carter world tour
The details of Beyoncé’s rider comes after it was claimed the singer demanded the largest changing rooms at the O2 Arena in London, UK, space which is usually reserved for sports teams.
Despite being the first performer to be offered the use of the O2’s newly refurbished rooms, Beyoncé opted for the larger set which are in a quieter part of the arena.
“The new dressing rooms are superb – it’s like you’ve stepped into a luxury apartment. But she surprised everyone by turning them down, going for the larger ones that are used by sports teams when they play at the O2,” revealed the source.
“They are much bigger though, and she was given free rein to refurbish them to her own taste. They’re also in a quieter part of the backstage area, which gives her a better atmosphere to get focused for her shows.”
Even though Beyoncé’s only there for a few nights, she has reportedly brought in her own curtains, sofas and rugs to make herself feel at home.
And instead of staying in London during her six nights of shows, Beyoncé is holed up in Berkshire at a country hotel, along with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy.
She opted not to copy Rihanna and catch the Tube to the arena for her sell-out show, proving that she’s still a diva by hitching a ride on her own private helicopter.
It’s not unusual for stars to have unusual demands when on tour.
Beyoncé’s last date at the London’s O2 Arena is Sunday, May 5th.
Lady Gaga reportedly asked for a mannequin with puffy pink public hair, Madonna is said to have requested her own furniture installed in every changing room in the past.
Lanita Thomas, a former flight attendant on Magic Johnson’s private jet, is suing the NBA legend, claiming he fired her because he wanted a younger woman for the job.
In the lawsuit, filed earlier this week, Lanita Thomas, 45, is also alleging bizarre eating habits by Magic Johnson.
Lanita Thomas, who worked on Magic Johnson’s private plane from 2004, was axed last month – allegedly because she was seven minutes late for work.
She says she earned $75,000 a year and a $25,000 bonus as the only flight attendant aboard Magic Johnson’s jet, and it was part of her job to make sure the plane had newspapers, DVDs and “highly specific in-flight food and beverage choices”, according to ABC News.
Among the required foodstuffs were Red Vine liquorice, which Lanita Thomas was ordered to “regularly squeeze to make sure they were soft”, the suit says.
Lanita Thomas claims she was seven minutes late on the day she was fired, but only because she had been held up at a deli counter making sure she got the “two types of turkey” that Magic Johnson required for his sandwich.
The former flight attendant is seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit, which charges wrongful termination and failure to provide proper breaks during her workdays.
Magic Johnson, 53, retired for the first time in 1991 after announcing he was HIV positive. He attempted to make two more comebacks to the NBA in 1992 and 1994.
Despite his personal trials, Magic Johnson – enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and voted three times the NBA’s most-valuable player – has enjoyed equally astonishing success both on and off the court.
Lanita Thomas is suing Magic Johnson, claiming he fired her because he wanted a younger woman for his private jet
Since his retirement, Magic Johnson has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex, as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, broadcaster and motivational speaker.
Magic Johnson was a part-owner of the L.A. Lakers for several years, but shifted his focus to a new sport in March, when he was part of the group that purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team for a record $2 billion.
Magic Johnson’s bizarre demands
In her lawsuit Lanita Thomas claims Magic Johnson’s demands ranged from the relatively straightforward to the plain bizarre:
• He had “highly specific in-flight food and beverage choices”
• She had to regularly squeeze his Red Vine liquorice to ensure it was soft
• He liked his sandwiches to contain “two types of specific turkey”
• The plane had to be stocked with newspapers and DVDs
• He also failed to provide meal and rest breaks, pay her overtime, or keep accurate records of the hours she worked