Rapper Eminem apparently revealed his inner diva at a festival recently by requesting a wooden pond filled with koi carp in Northern Ireland.
Contactmusic have reported that the rapper also asked for a number of other demanding requirements on his rider whilst performing at Tennent’s Vital 2011 last week.
It was said that ‘Slim Shady’ star asked for a wooden pond to be built in the backstage area filled with koi carp fish, a variety that can cost between £200-600 each.
He was also said to have asked for seedless watermelon, dumbbells, a microwave and yogurt said the website.
Singer Skylar Grey, who features on Dr Dre’s ‘I Need a Doctor’ and wrote the hook for Eminem’s ‘Love the Way you Lie’ has said she believes the demands could be due to his rappers loneliness.
“It’s kind of sad. I see a lot of isolation. I wonder if he has got any really close friends. I think he is scared to go out the front door ’cos somebody is always waiting for him. Everybody wants something from him… Seeing him so isolated behind a lot of protectors, I feel bad for him,” she said.
Eminem recently performed alongside singer Rihanna at V Festival 2011.
He headlined at both legs of the festival, which were held in Staffordshire and Chelmsford.