The Most Outrageous Celebrity Dressing Room Demands

Celebs are getting pretty creative with their tour rider demands

Jay Z Beyonce

Celebs are getting pretty creative with their tour rider demands

Celebrities are just like the rest of us when it comes down it really. We all want the same basic things - a roof over our heads, a safe place for our kids to play, a 200-person entourage and a flock of white doves surrounding us at all times. Right? Er...

We’ve rounded up our favourite celebrity tour rider demands from over the years, and some of them are pretty darn outrageous. Read on and see just how the other half lives…

Mariah Carey In 2009 she asked for 100 doves and 20 white kittens to surround her when she turned on the Christmas lights in Westfield. Unsurprisingly, this one was not approved by the powers that be.

She is not a fan of ‘busy patterns’ and ‘doesn’t do stairs.’

On one occasion she had an assistant walk backwards in front of her at all times in case she fell over.

Oh, and bottles of vitamin water to bathe her dogs in. Obvs.

Jay Z His suite must be 71 degrees in temperature.

Hotel staff must provide three $80 Mayan tuberose-scented candles.

Staff must abide by the following rules: 1) No vacuuming near his room, and 2) Don't ask for concert tickets if you want to ‘avoid embarrassment’.

His Blue Ivy demands include the following: the entire suite must be childproofed with all corners, sharp edges, and electrical outlets all covered, and statues, lamps, and breakable objects removed. And Blue only drinks organic whole milk.

His own-brand Ace of Spades champagne - his contract says he cannot be charged for it since he owns the company.

Kanye West All vases must be cylindrical.

He requires staff to hunt down a Genelecs 1031a speaker - which was discontinued a decade ago.

His towels must be black imported Versace ones.

13 bottles of alcohol totaling around $3,200, including 3 bottles of Paradis Hennessy.

Drivers must wear clothes made from 100 percent cotton.

He once demanded that his assistant iron his dressing room carpet because it was ‘too bumpy’.

Madonna A 200-person entourage and 20 international phone lines.

A brand new toilet seat in every venue she plays at.

Her own home furniture needs to be shipped to every dressing room on every stop of her tour.

A personal chef who prepares only vegan food.

Cher A separate wig room for all of her wigs.

Another separate room for her masseuse Dr Stacey.

Aloe vera tissues, which must only be in cube-shaped boxes.

The leading destination for fashion, beauty, shopping and finger-on-the-pulse views on the latest issues. Marie Claire's travel content helps you delight in discovering new destinations around the globe, offering a unique – and sometimes unchartered – travel experience. From new hotel openings to the destinations tipped to take over our travel calendars, this iconic name has it covered.