The NFL is sticking up for Beyoncé after it was claimed that the superstar was making diva demands ahead of the Super Bowl.
British tabloid Daily Star reported that while Beyoncé is rehearsing in New Orleans for her halftime performance, she had numerous demands. Among them, she allegedly requested that her daughter, Blue Ivy, have a nursery decorated with rose-scented candles and that her crib be shipped from New York.
"She’s by far one of the most difficult celebrities we’ve ever dealt with. The list [of demands] is as long as my arm. She may be a superstar, but this day is about football, not her,” a source reported to the tabloid.
But the NFL was quick to respond to the diva allegations.
Brian McCarthy, the NFL’s vice president of communications, said the rumors are “pure pulp fiction,” according to TMZ. “We have enjoyed her creativity, vision and spirit in putting on a great show that is truly a Super Bowl performance.”
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The Super Bowl takes place Sunday and will be between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.
Beyoncé has been posting pictures of her and her dancers practicing for the huge show.
Beyoncé is expected to begin the halftime show with her hit song “Crazy in Love,” which features her husband, Jay-Z, a source told Us magazine.
She will then reunite with her Destiny’s Child members, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. They will sing a medley of some of their greatest hits including “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Survivor.” They will also perform their newest song since 2004, “Nuclear,” a love song.
"She can't wait to get on the Super Bowl stage and show everyone," the Us magazine source went on to say.