Katy Perry Doesn't Want to Be Looked At

Drivers specifically warned about staring in concert rider
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2011 10:57 AM CDT
Katy Perry's Diva Demands: Drivers, Don't Stare at Me!
US singer Katy Parry signs autographs as she arrives for the European premiere of Arthur, in London, Tuesday, April 19 2011.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Katy Perry seems like such a fun gal, right? But her concert rider, obtained by the Smoking Gun, is as diva-licious as Mariah's or J.Lo's. Some particularly amusing bits:

  • Chauffeurs are not allowed to talk to Perry, her guests, or her fans. They're certainly not allowed to ask for autographs or pictures. They're not even allowed to look at the backseat through the rearview mirror.
  • She requires "white and purple hydrangeas, pink and white roses, and peonies," or, as a second choice, a “selection of seasonal white flowers to include white orchids.” But! And this part is underlined: "ABSOLUTELY NO CARNATIONS."

  • Her dressing room must be outfitted with two cream-colored egg chairs, a "perspex modern style" coffee table, two "French ornate style" lamps, and a glass-doored refrigerator.
  • Promoters are warned that they might need to hold back tickets for Perry's team to provide to "resellers" on the "secondary market." Which basically means, the Smoking Gun notes, "Perry reserves the right to pocket some of the proceeds from the sale of tickets—not made available at face price to her fans—scalped at inflated prices by these brokers."
(Read more Katy Perry stories.)

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