When stars contract to entertain at a venue, the contract includes things called “riders” which are basically things the star requests (okay, demands) as part of the agreement to perform. And celebrities, being divas, can come up with some wacky requests. Are they punking the venue or are they serious? Oh, they’re serious all right. Get a look at these over-the-top, legally-contracted-for demands.
Just like the rapper, the requests are all over the place. On one hand, his snack list includes Lunchables — the favorite of 10-year-old boys everywhere — but on the other, he wants jumbo shrimp and cocktail sauce and pepper rings. He’d like a pair of hand weights to work out a little backstage, but also has asked for a koi pond. In Ireland. And of course he got it.
Mariah Carey defines “diva,” not only because of her remarkable voice but also from her deliciously over-the-top demands. What else do you call someone who must have Cristal champagne but no champagne glasses, just bendy straws to drink from the bottle with? Or someone who requests that 20 white kittens surround her during a Christmas lighting ceremony? (Someone actually dared to turn her down for that.) Or someone who requests vitamin water to be stocked… so she could give her dogs a bath? Or someone who has one assistant whose only job is to dispose of Mariah’s chewing gum?