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Beyonce’s outrageous tour rider revealed: red toilet paper, $900 drinking straws

- May 3rd, 2013

We’ve heard of bizarre tour riders before, but Beyonce’s concert demands takes them to a whole new diva level.

According to the U.K. tabloid Daily Star, the 31-year-old, who is currently on her Mrs. Carter World Tour, includes some fairly outlandish and expensive items in her tour must-haves list.

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The rider includes:

• $900 worth of titanium drinking straws for her dressing rooms (used to drink a special alkaline water that’s served at exactly 21 degrees!)

• Everyone in the crew must be dressed in clothes made of 100% pure cotton (to prevent her from having an allergic reaction)

• The dressing room must be painted off-white

• Every toilet seat (in each venue) must be brand new

• Bathrooms are stocked only with red toilet paper (no joke)

• A hand-carved ice-ball (to cool her throat after performances)

• Glass platters of almonds, oatcakes and green-only crudités (no junk food allowed)

Can you imagine what her maids have to deal with at her and Jay-Z’s mansion?

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25 comments

  1. snow white | May 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Wow and to think there are those so less fortunate who have no toilet paper, let alone food, or water and she wants what??? She should be ashamed of herself. She has no face value.

  2. Seven Dwarves | May 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    She isn’t even talented none of them are in this day and age…she probably doesn’t even write her own songs.

  3. Spamsoda | May 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I looked it up and the red toilet paper is over 5 dollars a roll. 3 Pack for US$15.90.

  4. ugly fat man | May 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I hate her even more now.

  5. Diane | May 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Why does anyone care, it’s her money, her life so hers to do with as she pleases. People are so opinionated on things that do not affect their lives, how sad is that?

  6. Dennis S | May 3, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Actually Diane, it’s not her money paying for this crap, it’s out of the concert promoter’s pocket.

  7. Diane | May 3, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Dennis, well if they want it it’s their cost of doing business with her, thus her money. If they don’t want to give into her demands they can hire someone else to promote.

  8. Fat Matty | May 3, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Still all irrelevant stuff for an irrelevant person.
    Oh wait, I don’t care.

  9. star diva | May 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    no wonder our concert tickets are such a ridiculous price – and don’t kid yourself, the promoters don’t pay, we do

  10. Maverick11 | May 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I loved Jim Morrison’s tour rider’s “He A$$HOLE, WHERE’S THE F__KIN STAGE?

  11. Katherine | May 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Stars ask for bizarre items. Really, her demands are not any worse than what other stars demand. We make these stars into idols so we can only expect what we get.

  12. Rob | May 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Actually, let me shed some light on this.
    I have requested outrageous items on our riders and the reason why we do it and why Beyonce, and everyone else does it is because we are making sure the promoters are paying attention to our needs. Asking for outrageous items ensures the little things we really want and need like throat lozenges, peanut free foods, an extra couple cases of beer for the bus is done because to the promoter, those easy things are exactly that, easy to get. Then we get to watch them beg for forgiveness when they don’t get the outrageous items we request. Been touring many years and it’s my opninion all concert promoters are scum bags and this is my way to pay them back for all the time we were screwed over as a young band by the propmoters, never getting paid, having to dress in out houses(yes, that is NOT an exageration, we did a couple times). And yes, Dennis S is right in his comment above, it is the promoters money so we take pleasure in making them pay out for stuff we just donate to food banks, salvation army etc, etc.
    That being said, I dont know if Beyonce is serious about her riders, I dont know here but every band I have had the honor of touring with and any band I asked do exactly what I wrote above. Cheers!

  13. Darrin | May 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Seriously People, I ask you to re-read to first line of the second paragraph “According to the U.K. tabloid Daily Star.” Who knows if it is really true to begin with. That being said, enough said already. I am one paycheque away from broke and lo and behold, I like only certain things done my way. Are any of us really any different, like when we go to a restaurant and ask a server to do things “our way.” I have never said to a server or someone in the retail industry when they say may I help you? I have never responded, I would like things your way and get me whatever you want. We all have likes and feel good about our own choices.

  14. NormalMama | May 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    All I can hear is “I am Titanium….” ~Sia, she’s normal~

  15. josh | May 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    You people are hilarious. Why you so mad bros?

  16. Sophia | May 3, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Many years ago patterned toilet paper was taken off the market (well I haven’t seen any since) due to the dye being unhealthy, toxic, or whatever. I am presuming???!! with Beyonce wanting all healthy items that this RED paper doesn’t contain any of these??? What if you had any kind of problem – you couldn’t detect any blood in your stool, one side-effect of a bad colon!

  17. Irie Chickie | May 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Must be nice to have more dollars than sense…Why would anyone want to wipe their bits with a product filled with chemical colorants? Hardly a bright choice!

  18. Sherry | May 3, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    If you haven’t noticed, Oprah uses the same titanium straws on her Next Chapter show. Maybe Beyonce picked that up from her.

  19. scrog | May 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Want red toilet paper? Eat a lot of beets.

  20. Teedalee | May 5, 2013 at 12:26 am

    That’s what happens when you have so much money,you don’t know what to do with it!! Help somebody, to help themselves!

  21. kreutz | May 9, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Does she at least wipe her own ass with this red toilet paper???????

  22. Charles | May 14, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Not much stranger than David Suzuki requesting female only bodyguards or (escorts as called in the memos.) for a university speaking engagement. jmho

  23. Sonya Thomas | May 24, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    You know, people like having so much money. And spend it on almost anything. But, she worked for it. And more than enough. I Say too all who has nothing to do with your money or feel like spending money What, ever the case may be. Support Sweet’ee Soul Food Catering.

  24. Sonya Thomas | May 24, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    you can anything you ask for!

  25. Sonya Thomas | May 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Beyonce’ work hard

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