Beyonce Knowles was rumored to be making some outlandish demands for her upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance, but NFL officials are defending the Grammy Award winning singer against such claims.
The 31-year-old chart topping singer reportedly requested a $60,000 cot to be transferred from her New York home to the location of the Super Bowl in New Orleans along with over $6,000 in cigars and alcohol, according to Daily Star reports. The report also claimed that the singer was attempting to furnish her 1-year-old daughter Blue Ivy's room with rose-scented candles and that the location be kept at 26 degrees Celsius.
After the Daily Star's reported about the singer's claims, Brian McCarthy, the NFL vice president of communications, did not hesitate to defend the singer.
"Beyonce and her team have been great to work with throughout this process. … We have enjoyed her creativity, vision and spirit in putting on a great show that is truly a Super Bowl performance," McCarthy said in a TMZ report.
While the singer was also the subject of debate concerning her lip-synching the Star-Spangled Banner at the President's inauguration ceremony, others are wondering what she will do during her Super Bowl performance on Feb 3.
Mike Stevens, vocal chair at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, told ABC News that there is a good chance that the Grammy Award-winning singer will sing to a pre-recorded track during her upcoming performance.
"It's very difficult to sing and dance at the same time," Stevens said. "So I would not be surprised if she lip-synchs."
Fans of the singer are still awaiting details of Knowles' highly publicized performance at the Super Dome in New Orleans. She will hold a news conference about the Super Bowl halftime show on Thursday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, according to NOLA.com.