Michael Jackson's whopping WMA demands
Nov 15, 2006, 12:20 GMT
Michael Jackson has outraged organisers of the World Music Awards, after making backstage demands totalling a staggering £250,000.
Jackson - who is set to perform his classic hit 'Thriller' at tonight's (15.11.06) ceremony in London - demanded personal hair and make-up artists, a private jet and 20 first-class plane tickets for his entourage.
The eccentric singer has also made a number of outrageous demands to staff at the Hempel Hotel, in London's Bayswater area, where he is staying at a cost of £6,300-a-night.
Upon Jackson's request the lavish hotel has erected an 18ft wall on its first floor to provide more privacy for him and his three children, Prince Michael, nine, Paris, eight, and four-year-old Prince Michael II.
A source said: "Yes, he's eccentric but he wants to create a homely environment for them."
However, the 48-year-old star's unusual requests have apparently earned him a bad reputation among London's top hoteliers.
A source said: "Loads of other hotels turned him down because they were worried about being besieged by fans. They were also nervous about his demands."
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