Celebrities So Extra They Have The Craziest Demands
Laura Lee - July 10, 2019

The rich and famous live pretty lavish lifestyles, so it probably comes as no surprise that most of them have high demands. Celebrities get what they want when they want it, and usually, it’s some pretty bizarre demands! We’re giving you VIP access to all the craziest, most absurd celebrity requests of all time.

 

 

Drake

 

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Demand: Incense sticks

 

Who knew one of the greatest rappers of our time loves incense candles? On his list of requests while on tour, Drake likes to have four dozen natural-scented incense sticks. Drake also wants Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap, a liquid lather soap that “tingles the body and clears the mind”, and lots of bottles of alcohol!

 

 

 

 

Rihanna

 

 

Demand: Decked out in fur

 

It’s not a surprise that Rihanna likes all things posh. During her 2010 “Last Girl on Earth” world tour, Rihanna insisted on having a large fur animal-print rug for her to walk on barefoot. She was also really into curtains with “icy-blue chiffon”.

 

 

Lady Gaga

 

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Demand: A smoothie station

 

Someone is gaga for smoothies! Mother Monster has a whole smoothie station in her dressing room. She also demands to have Yves veggie hot dogs which she eats with toothpicks, a pack of straws and cut fruit with edible skin or seeds.

 

 

 

 

Jay-Z

 

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Demand: Highest Quality PB&J

 

Rapper Jay-Z demanded that he have seven dressing rooms during his spring 2009 tour. There is no known exact reason as to why specifically seven; maybe for each day of the week?

Beyoncé’s bo also needs “good quality peanut butter” and “good quality jelly.” Of course, Queen Bey’s king needs only the best to make bomb pb&j sandwiches.  

 

 

Beyoncé

 

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Demand: “HEAVILY SEASONED” Chicken Legs

 

Beyoncé asks that her dressing room always has rose-scented candles and is kept at exactly 78 degrees. Queen Bey also really likes “HEAVILY SEASONED” chicken legs with cayenne pepper. A big no-no: Coca-Cola beverages. Due to a contract with Coca-Cola’s competitor, she can only be seen with Pepsi products. 

 

 

 

 

Adele

 

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Demand: Anything but organic honey

 

Adele has many bizarre requests including six metal teaspoons in her dressing room, chicken salad sandwiches, Marlboro Lights, and the “best quality” red wine. And she absolutely cannot handle organic honey; it’s literally banned from being anywhere near her!

 

 

Kanye West

 

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Demand: Slushy machine

 

Kanye has had some pretty specific requests over the years. On his “Saint Pablo” tour, he demanded a slushy machine. He also asked for a barber chair, shower shoes, Carmex lip balm, and shower shoes. Of course, the rapper also needs lots of alcohol.

 

 

 

 

Katy Perry

 

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Demand: Freeze-dried strawberries

 

Katy Perry’s got some serious cravings for freeze-dried strawberries and only the best fresh organic grown fruit. The “Teenage Dream” singer also has very specific demands when it comes to flowers. Rules: only pink and white roses and peonies, and if those are not available, absolutely no carnations!

 

 

Taylor Swift

 

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Demand: Starbucks on tap

 

Imagine having your coffee-fix dreams on demand? Well, on Taylor Swift’s tour bus that’s a reality! Her tour bus is packed with all the essentials a pop-princess could ever need. Swift has a very specific Starbucks order that has to be delivered to her before 11 a.m. She needs a Grande Iced Caramel Latte with 2 sweet-n-lows, a Grande Iced Americano with 2 sweet-n-lows with soy milk, and a pumpkin loaf slice. Other things Swift needs is 3 boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Red Bull, Welch’s Grape Juice, Twizzlers, and Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

Christina Aguilera

 

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Demand: Police escort

 

No one likes to be stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Luckily for Christina Aguilera, she can bypass back-ups completely.  The singer demands a police escort to bypass any traffic on her way to a venue. She has said that “under no circumstances are the vehicles to be allowed to encounter any delays due to traffic.”

 

 

Mariah Carey

 

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Demand: 8 tall plants

 

It’s really no surprise that Mariah has high demands. Her list includes: each room has to have drapes, the door to her living room must be open, but the dressing room door should never be, and the temperature has to be 75 degrees. She also wants a 3 seat couch that has no busy patterns.

 

 

 

 

Eminem

 

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Demand: Lunchables

 

The “Rap God” Eminem just wants some 25-pound dumbbells to keep up with his workouts. Aside from that, he needs large fresh jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce and lemon, a jar of banana pepper rings, and 6 Lunchables (3 turkeys and 3 ham with cheese). 

 

 

Justin Timberlake

 

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Demand: Germaphobic

 

Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back and cleanliness, too! Justin is health-conscious and requires someone to disinfect the doorknobs of any venue or hotel he’s in every two hours. And just because he can, he likes to ride the elevator by himself and have an entire floor of a hotel to himself.

 

 

 

 

Jack White

 

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Demand: No banana policy

 

Singer Jack White made headlines for his strict “no banana policy.” While seemingly bizarre, White later explained that his tour team had an allergic reaction. His rider also includes a very specific homemade guacamole recipe. And there can be NO fluorescent lighting. 

 

 

Madonna

 

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Demand: 200-person entourage

 

Madonna has a pretty complex set of demands while on tour. She needs room for her 200-person entourage, as well as 20 international phone lines so she can call her friends all over the world. Also, the pop queen ships her furniture from home so her backstage room looks exactly like home. 

 

 

 

 

Alicia Keys

 

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Demand: Chunky white tuna

 

The singer asks for 3 cans of chunky white tuna, 10 Nutri-Grain Bars in blueberry, cherry, apple, and strawberry. She also wants 3 Glade candles in french vanilla, rain shower, wild berry, and tangerine ginger. 

 

 

Mary J. Blige

 

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Demand: Brand new toilet seat

 

The R&B legend is disgusted by public toilets and refuses to use one ever. So, Blige requires a brand new private toilet. She also refuses to have any kind of dairy or pork near her. What she does want: 8 sets of silverware, 24 napkins, and 6 bottles of Black Cherry Propells in sports bottles.

 

 

 

 

Cher

 

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Demand: A wig room

 

A rider list from her 1999 tour stated that Cher’s backup dancers needed a “wig room.” Cher also got a massage therapist, a coffee table, an end table for her phone, and literally any wine aside from Kendall Jackson.

 

 

Iggy Pop

 

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Demand: A Bob Hope impersonator

 

The punk icon, Iggy Pop, notorious 2006 18-page tour rider is filled with crazy requests. Pop demands “somebody dressed as Bob Hope” to do impersonations of the dead comedian. Get ready for the most insane thing you’ll read today: Pop needs a copy of USA Today that has a story about morbidly obese people.

 

 

 

 

Van Halen

 

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Demand: Absolutely no brown M&M’s

 

Van Halen’s list of demands is as infamous as his name. He loves M&Ms, but cannot ever have the brown ones. He also needs a large tube of KY jelly, Herring in sour cream, and 2 gallons of non-carbonated, bottled spring water.

 

 

Grace Jones

 

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Demand: Personally shucking oysters

 

Grace Jones insists that she will do “her own shucking” of her requested oysters. The ’70s and ’80s legend also has a very specific wine list. She needs a bottle of Tabasco sauce, sashimi and sushi platters for 8 people, and a makeup mirror that only has opaque white bulbs.

 

 

 

 

Sir Paul McCartney

 

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Demand: $50 Casablanca Lillies

 

The Beatle is a huge animal-rights support, so any kind of fur, leather, and meat is banned from his dressing room. He only uses animal-free materials, won’t tolerate animal skin or print furniture, and absolutely no leather seats in his stretch limousine.

 

 

Jennifer Lopez

 

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Demand: A 2-door 45-foot trailer

 

J-Lo demanded a 45-foot trailer with at least two doors for a charity remake of the song “What’s Going On.” She bent a little and said that if a 45-foot trailer was not available, she would make do with a 40-foot trailer instead. She also wanted some fruit punch.

 

 

 

 

Will Smith

 

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Demand: $2.5 million trailer

 

Will Smith famously had a trailer built for himself for the mere price of $2.5 million. The huge trailer has 22 wheels, 14 televisions, and $30,000 worth of leather upholstery. The kitchen has granite countertops worth around $100,000 to $200,000. 

 

 

Britney Spears

 

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Demand: McDonald’s feast

 

During Britney’s 2011 London The O2 Arena performance, she demanded a feast of McDonald’s bunless cheeseburgers. She also demanded 100 figs and prunes, as well as a framed photo of Princess Diana to be on display in her dressing room.

 

 

 

 

Will Ferrell

 

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Demand: A rainbow scooter

 

Comedian and actor Will Ferrell had a pretty strange request while doing his comedy tour. On his rider list included a mobility scooter which he wanted to ride while on stage. As if that wasn’t strange enough, he painted rainbows on the wheels.

 

 

Paula Abdul

 

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Demand: TiVo herself

 

Most celebrities are egotistical and Paula Abdul is no exception. Paula has her assistants “check the TiVo for any mention of her and put it on a DVD” according to an interview with US Magazine in 2011. 

 

 

 

 

Brittany Murphy

 

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Demand: Diagonally cut pb&j

 

Brittany Murphy would demand her childhood favorite: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But she insisted on having them prepared in a special way. They had to be cut diagonally with the crusts removed. A source said, “She needs one every hour…her assistant takes about half an hour making each one.”

 

 

Shia LaBeouf

 

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Demand: Real wounds

 

Makeup artists can easily make fake wounds look real. But Shia thought fake wounds weren’t convincing enough and actually injured himself while filming the movie Fury. He cut his own face with a knife. 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Lohan

 

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Demand: Film crew strip down

 

Lindsay Lohan apparently is so uncomfortable and self-conscious filming sex scenes that she had her film crew strip down too. A source revealed to TMZ that she was “so uncomfortable with the idea of baring her bosom in front of the set’s 10-man crew, she asked them to strip with her to their boxers.”