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Diva is a female version of a hustler (says Beyoncé), but no matter how you look at it, diva isn't something you want to be labeled. At least not for us regular peasant folks.

As Christina Aguilera and Rihanna both rolled out new albums this fall (Lotus and Unapologetic respectively), we're once again reminded of the importance of being a female hustler in the music business and why diva-esque behaviour is tantamount to their careers. Really, how does one warble onstage knowing that there are, god forbid, red carnations waiting in the dressing room? Now flip through our gallery to discover what other demands should be met to keep music royalty comfortable in their thrones…