Pop superstar BEYONCE KNOWLES shocked organisers of Sunday's (1FEB04) SUPER BOWL with her extravagant list of backstage demands.

The Crazy In Love diva, who sang the national anthem before the American football final commenced, insisted her dressing room be maintained at precisely 25 degrees Celsius (78 degrees Fahrenheit) and her bathtub be thoroughly scrubbed.

Organisers were handed an instruction that specified Beyonce must have "a private bathroom that's cleaned with disinfectant + anti-bacteria products before she arrives".

And the 22-year-old singer wanted "juicy baked chicken: legs, wings and breast only" to be marinated with "fresh garlic, season salt, black pepper and Cayenne pepper heavily seasoned".

But Beyonce's main concern was not to be seen drinking any cola other than PEPSI, whose products she has signed a million dollar deal to promote.

The instruction continued, "Beyonce can only have Pepsi products. There cannot be any competitors products anywhere she or her entourage may be photographed."

06/02/2004 19:04