Nicki Minaj 'demands trailer just for wigs' at V Festival 2012
That's a lot of costume changes...
Chris Eustace - 31 July 2012
Accrording to the Press Association, the rapper has “ordered a Winnebago to house her hairpieces backstage in the Virgin Media Louder Lounge hospitality area, which festival organisers have now dubbed Nicki's Wiggy-bago.”
A ‘source’ quoted in the article also said that demands sent through to festival organisers ask that the caravan be equipped with "at least 20 wig stands, 10 cans of hairspray, 300 hair pins, five combs, spare wig caps, and a 360 degree mirror."
This news comes after Minaj caused controversy at T In The Park last month with rumours of diva-like behaviour, taking to the stage nearly an hour late and playing for just 25 minutes.
The Sun quoted a ‘source’ as saying: “Nicki went off on one about the grass around her area, saying it was far too long for her to walk on. She threw a complete strop, pouting and pointing and asking someone to get a lawnmower to sort it out.”
Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, who were on before Minaj, took to Twitter to register their displeasure at Minaj’s antics, with Turner saying: “Nicki Minaj has been being a total selfish shithead to all the hardworking crew backstage at T. Pathetic. Fuck off. You can (I suppose) be a dick to your own crew, you're paying them. But everyone else? And not to mention the people out front. Ugh”, later posting a blog to clarify his comments.
The rapper later claimed that the grass story was untrue, telling Australia's Sunday Herald Sun: "It's the most absurd thing I've heard printed about me in a very long time. I went to the festival happy to have an outdoorsy-type experience. Why would I go somewhere and ask somebody to cut grass? It's sad because I can't defend myself against these lies.''
V Festival 2012 takes place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire
from Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 August 2012.
Click here for the V Festival Staffordshire line-up.
Click here for the V Festival Chelmsford line-up.
As previously reported, The Stone Roses and The Killers will top the bill, with Snow Patrol, Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, David Guetta, Example, Professor Green, Labrinth, and Rizzle Kicks all set to play too.
While the initial run of tickets for the event quickly sold out, a second batch was recently made available, and there are a handful of Weekend camping tickets available for the Chelmsford leg of the festival, with day tickets for both Chelmsford and Staffordshire still on sale.
V Festival tickets for both sites are priced as follows:
Weekend Tickets with Camping - £180.00 plus a maximum booking fee of £10.50
Weekend Tickets with no Camping £155.00 plus a maximum of £9.70 booking fee
Day Tickets £86.00 plus a maximum of £8.20 booking fee
Campervans - £99.00 plus a maximum of £5.95 booking fee