Mary J. Blige Reveals Backstage Must-Haves

December 8, 2011

What are some of Mary J. Blige's backstage must-haves when it comes to food and drink? Licorice, apple cider and lemon. In an appearance on "Piers Morgan Tonight," the 40-year-old singer explained, "I have to have lemon and honey. I have to have apple cider vinegar, Braggs. And I have to have either Red Vines or Twizzlers. These things, you know, are the things that help my vocal performance. So, you know, as far as that, I need that. I don't need M&Ms. I don't need Dr. Pepper. But I need those things right there."

Blige added that the licorice lubricates her vocal chords, and that she substitutes gummy bears for licorice when the latter isn't available. To see what another songstress demands backstage, check out Adele's tour rider.

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