Katie Melua - Katie Melua Blasts Pop Divas
Singer Katie Melua has taken a swipe at stars such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera for their backstage diva antics.
The Closest Thing to Crazy hitmaker is known for shunning a showbiz lifestyle and even refuses to travel by limousine, preferring to "rough it" on a tour bus with her band.
And she's blasted pop stars who demand outrageous items on their backstage rider or refuse to engage with their entourage and support acts on tour, insisting it's hard to believe they can be so stuck-up.
In an interview posted online, the Georgia-born Brit says, "I don't really take all the b**locks that comes with fame and all the egos. Ultimately I try not to think of myself as a famous star. I'm a musician and that's what I love doing and I feel lucky to be in the position that I'm in.
"And there's no need to, kind of, you know, go into anything stupid like demanding silly things for your dressing rooms or telling people not to look in your eyes. You know, I just think it's ridiculous. I almost find it difficult to believe that that kinda stuff goes on, but I'm told that it does, so..."
Pop band The Wanted recently revealed they were ordered by security staff to face a wall when Spears passed them backstage, and alleged Aguilera refused to speak to them during an appearance The Voice.