Every so often a touring artists’s backstage demands are revealed, and every year we’re amazed at the ridiculous requests some of stars call for. Granted, it’s not easy being on the road six months to a year at a time, but 50 white kittens and 50 doves? Really, Mariah Carey? Sometimes the requests happen to be trivial (Rihanna demands lots of candy) but most of the time the request are brow-raising (wait until you see Marilyn Manson’s demand). 80’s rock band Van Halen kicked off the trend– initially a “test” to see if promoters actually read their lengthy requests and demanded the rider be stocked with M&M’s, except for the brown ones. If that’s the trend among touring artists, seems like the Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Kanye West are following suit with wacky and ridiculous stipulations for their tour entrourage! Check out 15 celebrities with diva backstage demands below.
A source who claims to be close to or involved with the Mrs. Carter World Tour alleges Bey and her troop use $900 Titanium straws to sip alkaline water warmed to 69.8° F. Mrs. Carter calls for hand-carved ice balls and as for toiletries? Red for after her show, and toilet paper is a must. Red paper? Titanium straws? Really, Beyonce?