Pocket rocket pop princess Ariana Grande has an extra-large list of diva demands for her Australian promotional tpur. And most of them are donâ€™ts rather than dos, resulting in the abrupt cancellation of Grandeâ€™s photo shoots last Monday. All media who were granted an audience with the 21-year-old singer were instructed to steer clear of delicate topics during her promotional visit this week.
According to the hitmaker’s long list, you DONâ€™T wanna ask questions about:
(2) Mariah Carey
(3) Sam & Cat/ former co-star Jennette McCurdy
(4) Working/collaborating with Justin Bieber
(5) Her grandfather passing away
Photographers were also given last-minute instructions from the Problem starâ€™s minders.
*DONâ€™T use natural light.
*DO shoot only from the left side of her face.
Grandeâ€™s first sitting for mX newspaper was a blink-and-its-over affair, with the singer checking each frame after it was taken and asking for shots she wasnâ€™t pleased with to be deleted. After a few minutes she left the hotel suite, complaining to her reps that she was unhappy with how her top looked in the poses. Everyone assumed she had just gone back to her room at The Darling Hotel to change her outfit.
The remaining photographers waiting to capture the Bang Bang pop starâ€™s close-up had already been put through their paces by the entertainerâ€™s creative directors. Grande insists on being shot from the left and if you have lights, use those instead of the sunlight streaming in through the window on the gorgeous Sydney spring afternoon. After another 20 minutes of waiting for Grande to switch outfits, one of her representatives returned, demanding the mX photographer delete all his photos.
He refused and was later approached at his car by a member of the singerâ€™s security team who attempted to prevent him closing the tailgate on his car as he stowed his equipment.
The singer then ditched the rest of the happy snaps session for various newspaper outlets including News Corp Australia, but appeared on the Channel Seven’s Sunrise programme where she gave an energetic performance.MYNEWSHUB/Text: SARA KHALID