When I get rich and famous, I shall only have red and purple Skittles, served to me in separate handmade fuschia bowls, crafted by blond haired barefoot cherubs. Those who do not abide by my demands shall be subject to my tantrums. After all, that’s what divas do, right?
At least for 21 year old pop star, Ariana Grande, it is. Grande reportedly walked off the set during a photo shoot in Australia after her list of ego-tastic demands were not met. Grande was in the country to promote her new album. “After only a few minutes,” she walked out on the first photo shoot because, she told her assistant, she didn’t like the way her outfit looked in the photos. She never returned to the string of media commitments scheduled that day, including interviews and more photo sessions.
During the first ill-fated shoot, she reportedly checked each frame after they were taken and made sure the ones she didn’t like were deleted immediately. Later, she sent her assistant to demand that the photographer delete all images from the cut-short session. When the photographer refused, he allegedly was later approached by one of Grande’s bodyguards who would not allow him to close the trunk of his car as he was packing up his equipment to leave.
Photographers were also told beforehand that they were not allowed to photograph Grande in natural light and could only snap photos of her from the left side of her face. Cosmopolitan magazine reported that a “quick scan of Getty Images shows that Ariana’s right profile shot is, as celebrity photos go, a rather endangered species.”
She later agreed to some video interviews, but after journalists were previously given a list of topics they may not ask about, including working with Justin Bieber, her former costar of the show Sam & Cat, Jennette McCurdy, relationships/dating/ex-boyfriends, her grandfather’s passing (understandable) and Mariah Carey (Um, ok).
Well, Ms. Grande, I guess those photographers have “one less problem without ya,” anyhow.
What do you think? When you reach star status, do you have the right to make such demands? What are some crazy demands you’ve had from clients? I’m sure you have a few stories to tell, do so in the comment section below.