First Lady Michelle Obama once told People magazine that if she could be someone else, it would be Beyonce.
No kidding. Michelle likes the nice things, whether traveling to an exclusive resort in Spain, going on safari in South Africa, or adorning herself with thousands of dollars worth of outfits and accessories.
And of course, Beyonce likes things to be just right too. According to the The Telegraph of Australia, a leaked Beyonce tour rider describes some rather extraordinary and luxurious requirements for guaranteeing the star’s comfort and happiness:
Possibly the strangest request on the leaked rider is $900 worth of drinking straws for her dressing rooms.
“The Single Ladies singer forked out $900 for titanium straws, which will be used to drink a special alkaline water that’s served at exactly 21 degrees,” an insider tells The FIX.
According to the source, the 31-year-old also insists her crew, from drivers to set riggers, wear only 100 per cent pure cotton, presumably to save her from allergic reactions.
Bey also demands plain off-white walls in her dressing rooms, with a new toilet seat at every event, and will only use red toilet paper.
There’s also the hand-carved ice-ball to suck after every performance to cool her throat, along with the banning of junk food in favour of glass platters of almonds, oatcakes and green-only crudités.
Red toilet paper? Where do you even get that?
Looks like Beyonce – who has been treated by the Obamas to a tour of the Situation Room and given the honor of pretending to sing the national anthem at the president’s second inauguration – is trying to be down with Michelle’s Let’s Move healthy eating style. Except that she is selling Pepsi.
H/T to Laura Ingraham.