Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Nicki Minaj makes many demands on day of concerts

The buffet table backstage at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Sunday is sure to be a picnic-lover’s delight.

Nicki Minaj’s tour rider includes three buckets of spicy fried chicken and contact lens solution.

The Check It Out rapper’s backstage demands have been revealed and it seems the musician, who stop is Vancouver on her Pink Friday Tour is happy to live up to her diva reputation.

As well as the chicken, which she specifies must have “no thighs” and “lots of wings,” Minaj also asks for two dozen pink or white roses, two space heaters, one gallon of Simply Lemonade, 12 cans of Red Bull and scented candles.

Food is apparently very important to the 29-year-old star and her crew as she requests different items throughout the day, including scrambled egg whites, turkey bacon, toast, Belgian waffles, strawberries, assorted juices and a large fruit platter for breakfast. She also requests a deli tray with turkey breast meat, grilled chicken breast, whole wheat bread or rolls, yellow mustard and other condiments such as seasoned salt and hot sauce plus a large fruit platter with side of mango and one large cheese platter for after the concert.

Her extravagant demands are revealed in an issue of Wonderland magazine.

Despite her excessive requirements, Minaj says she isn’t a diva offstage and insists she takes on a persona when she performs.

She told the publication: “They’re definitely two completely different people. Obviously what I would wear at home is not what I would wear up on stage and I think, when I’m at home it’s a way more introspective character and I think the person people see on stage is anything but. I watch a lot of Judge Judy. And I watch a lot of Forensic Files. And I cook — I cook spaghetti really, really good; I cook macaroni and cheese really, really good; I cook chicken really, really good.”

In concert

Nicki Minaj

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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