Considering Beyoncé puts in work whenever she’s on-stage or shooting a history-making music video, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she expects nothing but the best when it comes to her dressing rooms.
Interestingly enough, Business Insider obtained Beyoncé’s tour rider in 2012 and revealed everything she requests backstage. From sweet-smelling candles to sufficient lighting, here’s a list of Beyoncé’s dressing room demands that back-up the Queen Bey title she’s rightfully earned.
Beyoncé is known for going to great lengths the ensure that her three children, Blue Ivy, 8, Sir and Rumi, 3, are taken care of whenever she’s on the road, so it’s to be expected that she desires all of her dressing rooms to be spacious and fully baby-proofed.
According to her tour rider, Bey requires that all sharp corners in her dressing rooms are covered and that electrical outlets have safety caps.
In addition to having the rooms baby-proofed, the singer also requests that the entire space be furnished in “all-white,” specifically a “sofa, loveseat, and chaise lounge” and “2 white area rugs.”
While having all-white furniture might not seem practical with little ones running around, we’re pretty sure no one has dared question the Queen Bey’s requests.
Beyoncé always asks for two dressing rooms
Wherever Beyoncé goes to perform, she always requests two dressing rooms.
The first room, also known as the “primary dressing room,” is expected to accommodate eight people and should be “furnished comfortably to create a ‘sitting room’ atmosphere.” The room also needs to be at a perfect 72 degrees.
The second room should include a separate section for the singer’s vanity area with enough counter space and outlets to “accommodate” both her makeup artists and hairstylists.
There must also be “sufficient lighting” to ensure Beyoncé’s team can make her look her very best.
Beyoncé expects specific items in all of her dressing rooms
Since Beyoncé performs at the same venues as other artists, she expects her dressing rooms to be clean and sanitized before she arrives. She also requires that the bathrooms be fully stocked with toilet paper, soap, paper towels, and a “minimum of 4 brand new white towels (2 face & 2 body).”
The “Crazy In Love” songstress also requests “two bars of Irish Spring soap,” “Joe Malone or comparable Grapefruit candles,” a “full-length mirror”, and a blender in case she’s in the mood for a smoothie.
While on the topic of on-the-road eats, the singer’s tour rider additionally lists that “all food and beverages are to be presented on a table with a clean white tablecloth.” As if anyone would ever give the Queen Bey a dirty tablecloth.
Before going vegan, Bey would also demand that she’d be served chicken legs “HEAVILY SEASONED” with fresh garlic, season salt, black pepper, and Cayenne pepper.
She would also request 1 Case of Aquafina water (half cold, half room temperature), a Hot Tea Set up, and absolutely no Coca-Cola products (she can only be seen with Pepsi products due to a contractual agreement).
Considering Mariah Carey demands a variety of beverages and drapes around every perimeter of her dressing rooms, Beyoncé’s requests seem pretty reasonable.