Rihanna Gets Her Diva On
The O2 Arena saw Rihanna headline the Capital FM 'Jingle Bell Ball' over the weekend. Not only a headliner when on stage, the star caused quite a commotion backstage as well. Unfortunately, one dressing room was not sufficient for the star, who was donning a new look in a short blonde wig...
RiRi apparently demanded four dressing rooms for herself, causing Pixie Lott, The Wanted, Labrinth and others to be left with only a small dressing and prepping space. The star arrived at the O2 with a 68–strong entourage – why you need that many people to get ready, we’ll never know.
A source at the scene told The Sun: "Rihanna brought a huge entourage with her and asked for them all to be looked after with food and drinks. Backstage, she needed one room for her bags, one for clothes and two for her team to use."
They added: "It's weird to think about her taking up all that space because she's a solo artist and some of the bands like The Wanted got one room between five of them! She has her regular team with her, but there seems to be some new people. But we've managed to look after her."
The only other request of the night was when Jessie J asked for Manuka honey for her throat, but that seems extremely tame now.
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)