It’s no secret that celebs can get pretty specific when it comes to having their wishes carried out. Paying their booking fee is just the beginning. Once you sign on these acts you also have to meet all their demands. We’ve assembled a list of some actual requests from the riders of Rihanna, Hov, Lady Gaga and more!
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The baller likes to lay back in “One late-model black Maybach with tinted windows.” His rider also includes 6-packs of Sapporo Japanese beer, a bottle of Belvedere, 2 bottles of Patron, 2 bottles of “Red, Italian wine from Bolgheri Region [Italy]” and Ace of Spades champagne. Give Hov a jar of “good quality” grape jelly to round out his list.
In a tour rider obtained by Celebuzz, it was revealed that Lady Gaga likes to keep two large fluffy lavender towels on hand to dry off, but additional requests include fresh yellow, lavender or white roses and a mannequin with fluffy pink “public” hair! What THEE Hell???
Included in the Toronto recording star’s 2010 “Rider Requirements” is the demand that promoters provide him with Andis T-Outliner trimmers, which retail for about $45. He also requests (4) dozen natural sented insense sticks” and “Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap,” E-Z Wider rolling papers and one pack of Dutch Master President cigars, a bottle of Pinot Grigio, a case of Heineken, and bottles of Jack Daniel’s, Patron Silver tequila, and “1 bottle of Hennesy or Covourssier and Grey Goose.”
TayTay’s tour rider from a few years back came in two different varieties, the “Naughty Day” which involved “chocolate milk, mac & cheese, Twizzlers, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and Tostitos;” and the “Low-Cal Day” which favored “a veggie tray, olives, pickles and microwave popcorn.”
Bajan bad gal Rihanna’s rider includes a 6-foot comfortable couch made of white cloth (No Leather) graced with 6-8 animal print pillows (No Sequins), she also specifies “Four small, clear, square vases with White Tulips, if in season” or if not in season, “Casablanca Lilies or White Fresia.” She also asks for six Archipelago Black Forest Candles, but promoters should be aware: “If you can’t get these please let RiRi’s assistant know ASAP as we have a second choice.”
Surprisingly lean is not on this list! But lots of munchies are. Justin requests mixed nuts, potato chips, herbal teas, Vitaminwater, deli, vegetable and fuit platters and gummy candy– such as Swedish fish. Non-food items on the rider include a Vicks Personal Steam Inhaler, Purell antibacterial soap, plain white tees and lo-rise socks.
Of course she’s a diva! Mariah asks that the temperature in her dressing room be set to around 75 degrees but that the venue “be prepared to adjust the temperature accordingly.” She also likes her vino — a bottle of Opus One Cabernet Sauvignon along with a dozen bottles of Melon flavor Gatorade.
This request is a little outdated, but back in the day, during her 2000 tour Christina Aguilera insisted that “a police vehicle escort must be arranged when arriving and leaving the concert venue. Under no circumstances are the vehicles to be allowed to encounter any delays due to traffic.”
We probably shouldn’t be surprised that Yeezy is all about luxuriating his face and body with the help of these items on hand: 2 tubes of Carmex lip balm, Neutrogena face scrub, Nivea body lotion and L’Occitane en Provence soap. His driver is also required to wear 100 percent cotton clothing as “man-made fibers” are completely banned!
Kitty Purry gets comfy in her dressing room only if the furnishings are draped in cream or soft pink, with two cream colored egg chairs, one of which comes with a footstool. She also asks that the coffee table be made “modern style” from plexiglass and promoters need not neglect the lighting either — throw a couple of floor lamps in “French ornate style”. Perry wants her dressing room fridge to have a glass door. For floral arrangements, Katy prefers “white and purple hydrangeas, pink and white roses and peonies” but those can be substituted for seasonal white flowers including white orchids.
Nicki gets her energy from the 12 cans of Red Bull on her rider (“six room temp, six iced”) but she also likes 12 bottles of Martinelli’s (also half room temp, half iced). As for her surroundings, she favors 2 dozen pink or white roses and three large baked goods-scented candles. Not bad right?
The “Someone Like You” singer requires a pack of Marlboro Lights, a bottle of the very best red wine and 12 bottles of fine European lager (“North American beer is not acceptable”). She also likes bite-sized chocolate bars to munch on.