Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey may be bitter enemies right now, but they can definitely bond over one thing: their crazy tour riders.
Both divas, but certainly not them solely, have bizarre demands whenever they go on tour or are chosen to perform somewhere. Like what? Oh, like 20 white kittens and 100 doves, for example (Ms. Mariah), or buckets of spicy fried chicken -- no thighs, lot of wings (Ms. Minaj).
Okay now granted, many times the reason for these "huh?!" requests is to make sure the venue reads the actual rider. The idea is to test them -- if what the artist asks for is so impossible or ridiculous the venue says they can't do, it proves they actually read through it.
In light of the recently discovered tour rider of Lady Gaga, which includes one mannequin with puffy pink pubic hair, we decided to go back and check: what are the world's biggest stars' most outrageous demands?
<li><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/04/lady-gaga-monster-ball-tour-pink-pubic-hair_n_2617302.html">Mannequin with puffy pink pubic hair</a></li> <li>White leather couches, fresh roses and black satin drapes</li> <li>Old rock posters of David Bowie, Queen, Elton John and Billie Holiday</li> <li>Peanut butter with flax seed that contain no more than 4g of sugar</li>
<li>A <a href="http://www.intouchweekly.com/entertainment/news/madonnas-crazy-tour-demands">200-person entourage</a> that includes 30 bodyguards, personal chefs, a yoga instructor, an acupuncturist and an on-site dry cleaner</li> <li>20 international phone lines</li> <li>Lilies and white and light-pink roses that have stems trimmed to precisely 6 inches</li>
<li><a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/diva-alert-mariah-carey-demands-surrounded-20-white-kittens-100-white-doves-event-article-1.415385">20 white kittens and 100 doves</a></li> <li>$200 bottle of cabernet sauvignon</li> <li>Two dozen white roses and vanilla aromatherapy candles</li> <li><a href="http://www.thesmokinggun.com/backstage/divas/mariah-carey-10-0">No busy patterns</a> in the living room space</li> <li>Her room should be about 75 degrees</li>
<li><a href="http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/95312/Rihannas-Tour-Demands-Reveal-She-Lived-Off-Energy-Drinks-And-Sweets-On-777-Tour">Haribo gummies</a></li> <li>Oreo cookies</li> <li>Mini Babybel cheese</li> <li>Cans of Red Bull</li>
<a href="http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/katy-perry-concert-rider-138490">Chauffeurs are not allowed to start a conversation with Perry</a> and are not to stare at the backseat through the rearview mirror. Dressing room has to be draped in cream or soft pink. Coffee table much be in perspex modern style. A pair of floor lamps should be in French ornate style. The fridge must come with a glass door.
<li>A pair of 20-25 year old <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/08/mias-tour-rider_n_1262950.html">dancers in full covered Burkas</a></li> <li>European cheese</li> <li>Ketel One vodka, absinthe and Red Bull</li>
<li>Scented candles that must smell like baked goods</li> <li><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2094811/A-gallon-lemonade-humidifier-buckets-spicy-fried-chicken-silverware-set--Nicki-Minaj-demands-huge-rider-her-entourage.html#axzz2JwJy02JT">2 Space Heaters - VERY IMPORTANT</a> </li> <li>Buckets of spicy fried chicken - no thighs, lot of wings - a large cheese platter</li> <li>Three packs of gum in three different flavors </li>
Jay Z and Beyonce
<strong>Jay Z:</strong> <li>Venue transportation <a href="http://rollingout.com/entertainment/rihanna-kanye-west-beyonce-celebrity-tour-rider-the-craziest-backstage-demands">must be a late-model black Maybach</a></li> <li>Two bottles of $300 champagne and two $200 bottles of 2004 Sassicaia wine</li> <strong>Queen Bey:</strong> <li>Juicy baked chicken, HEAVILY seasoned with fresh garlic, season salt, black pepper, and Cayenne pepper</li>
<li>White flowers (preferably roses or lilies)</li> <li>White lounges</li> <li>White covers for the chairs</li> <li>White candles</li> <li><a href="http://www.take40.com/news/36381/jennifer-lopez-australian-tour-rider-sneak-peek----plus!-was-she-ring-shopping-in-perth-with-boyfriend-casper-">White food</a>, such as fish and fruit</li>
<a href="http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/christina-aguilera-rider">ZERO pounds of dry ice per show</a> (?!) No Styrofoam or plastic goods shall be used in preparation of food, because of the state of the environment. Small bottle of "Flintstones" Vitamins with Extra Vitamin C
<a href="http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/02/08/kanye-west-mia-tour-riders-burkas/">Imported and recut Versace towels.</a> Any chauffeur who drives him must wear 100% cotton clothes, "no man-made fibers."
Marlboro Lights European lager beer Sandwiches without tomatoes Any fan who scores free tickets <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/07/adele-fans-give-charity-f_n_1132788.html">has to make a donation to charity</a>, no exceptions.
<li><a href="http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/jordin-sparks-rider?page=0">Sufficient lighting</a></li> <li>A small jar of kosher dill pickle spears</li>
<li>A <a href="http://www.contactmusic.com/news-article/manson-requests-bald-headed.-toothless-hooker">bald-headed, toothless hooker</a> (as a joke?!)</li>
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