Kanye 'demands crisp, white linen' in dressing room

Kanye 'demands crisp, white linen' in dressing room

Kanye West reportedly had a meltdown over the colour of his linen at Wireless Festival.

The 'Stronger' rapper apparently sent festival organisers into a frenzy over the weekend when they were informed by Kanye's team that he could only have pristine white furnishings in his dressing room, mere hours before his arrival at the London event.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Kanye will only ever have a white dressing room, and this is usually included in his rider. But for some reason, there was black linen in his dressing room on the Finsbury Park site. This could not be allowed to happen. Organisers were told to get rid and replace it with the white stuff or Kanye wouldn't set a foot in there.

"Over the next few hours, festival staff were dispersed all over town to buy new crisp, white linen to replace it all. It was chaotic, but nobody wanted to upset Kanye. Especially as he'd stepped in to replace Drake at the last minute. There was pure panic for a while, but luckily, some were sourced just in time."

Kanye - who has 12-month-old daughter North with wife Kim Kardashian - is said to prefer having an all-white dressing room because the peaceful colour helps him relax before taking to the stage.

An insider close to the star explained: "His tour management requested the switch from the black linen because it's their job to make the artist comfortable before he goes on stage.

"And Kanye is most comfortable when he's surrounded by white. It's just about having a serene place to relax before a big performance."

This kind of request isn't unusual for Kanye as last year he famously demanded that his special white carpet backstage at the BBC be ironed before his arrival.

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