Diva alert! Mariah Carey 'demands Table Mountain changes colour during performance'

By admin
26 April 2016

Mariah Carey's "outrageous" backstage demands are almost as famous as her voice. From 20 white kittens to 100 white doves, her tour riders have earned her the title of 'uber diva'.

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And this report by Channel24 certainly isn't doing much to dispel her diva reputation.

According to the entertainment website, the songstress, who's in Cape Town on her Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour, is demanding that Table Mountain's floodlights be switched on during her performance.

A source reportedly told the website that Mariah requested the lights to reflect purple, as a tribute to music icon Prince who passed away last week.

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Traditionally, the request to have the lights turned on should be of “particular cultural, historical or traditional significance for the people of Cape Town or South Africa”, reports the The Mercury.

Mariah's rumoured to have made some ridiculous demands in the past, including 11 bodyguards to surround her at dinner so people can't see her eat, 20 humidifiers around her bed to protect her vocal cords and 20 white kittens and 100 white doves for an appearance at a Christmas lighting event in London.

Despite these fairly constant reports, the mother of two maintains there's no truth to them.

"I am baffled, shocked and appalled when I am called a diva," she has said. "I've never done a diva-ish thing in my life."

Yesterday, the event promoter Big Concerts said they're "hard at work getting the stadium ready" for the tour, which kicks off at the Cape Town stadium today. Will the City of Cape Town switch on the floodlights tonight? Watch this space!

Cape Town! See you soon! #Lambs #lambily #sweetsweetfantasytour Tickets: http://bit.ly/1VUlX22

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Sources: channel24.co.za, tablemountain.net, Mailonline, Us Weekly

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