You can tell a lot about a celebrity by their rider, the list of a performer's dressing room necessities. Van Halen famously demanded every venue supply them with a bowl of M&M’s with all the brown ones removed, and while this was actually a technical safety measure, celebrities have been one-upping each other ever since, requiring increasingly egregious supplies. Here, the craziest, booziest celebrity riders.
Skip the velvet couches and silk divans. Yeezy opts instead for a barber’s chair backstage. While the equipment may ostensibly be for freshening up his look on the go, we like to think of the freshly shaven Kanye kicking back in the chair, sipping on some of the many spirits he requires everywhere he goes, including Hennessy, Skyy or Absolut, Patrón Silver and Heineken.
Meek just can’t make up his mind when it comes to backstage sustenance. According to Hot New Hip Hop, the rapper receives an eclectic feast at every show that’s anything but meek. It includes several kinds of fish, Chinese stir fry, BBQ chicken and shrimp, oxtail and jerk chicken, three types of pasta, veal, collard greens, red beans and rice and peas, sweet potatoes, corn on the cob, and all manner of grilled entrees. To wash all that down, the performer opts for seven bottles of Moët & Chandon, three bottles of Ace of Spades Champagne, five bottles of Cîroc, and two bottles of Patrón Silver. We sure hope Meek has help to take down that banquet, or else he’ll have to add “wheelbarrow to roll me onto the stage” to his list of demands.
Like Meek Mill, the Rae Sremmurd duo appreciate Champagne. TMZ reports they order two bottles of both Ace of Spades and Moët & Chandon, plus a bottle of Hennessy for good measure. They also require super soakers, beach balls and $300 in single dollar bills—you know, for tipping. Oh, and their airport pickup van has to be outfitted with a stripper pole and more Henny.