Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Jay Z & Kanye's rider requests have been leaked and they're absolutely insane

jayzkanye1.jpg

And you thought Mariah Carey was 'difficult'.

The backstage rider is the stuff of legend for many high profile acts, but celebrity gossip site TMZ has managed to obtain the backstage requests of two of the biggest names in the game.

Jay Z insists that the temperature is his room is a precise 71 degrees (we presume Fahrenheit, unless he's a fan of burning alive), while three $80 Mayan tuberose-scented candles must infuse the air with fragrance. Vacuuming is banned within earshot (I think we'd all request this if we could) and staff should not ask for concert tickets to "avoid embarrassment". Drinkswise, he stays 'on brand', requesting his own Ace of Spades champagne.

Meanwhile, Kanye insists that all vases in his personal space must only be cylindrical. Rectangular? Forget it. Dodecahedral? Get outta town. He also requests mint dental floss and Genelec 1031a speakers - a famous studio speaker that was discontinued in 2005. His towels must be black. On the booze front, he requires thirteen bottles of drinks which cost around $3,200, including three bottles of Paradis Hennessy.

On the occasions when daughter Blue Ivy accompanies Jay Z, all suites must be childproofed from floor to ceiling - a fair enough request. She drinks whole milk, but it must be organic.

We'll be honest: we were expecting a little more. No pet leopards? Caviar with gold flakes on? Midgets with trays of cocaine on their heads?

Come on Kanye, we thought you were supposed to be the "greatest living rock star on the planet"? The Led Zep boys could eat you for breakfast.

(Image: Rex)

Related

1.jpg

Everything you need to know about Kanye's new style collection

kanye-west.png

The ShortListen: Kanye West (no. 181)

Ryan-Gosling-GQ-18Dec14_rex_b_592x888.jpg

20 Style Lessons In ‘Layering’ From Famous Men

Comments

More

Check out the exclusive euphoric new video from Tom Chaplin

Here's the promo for 'Still Waiting'

16 Jan 2017

David Bowie's most glorious rejections

Highly selective, and all the better for it

10 Jan 2017

The 17 albums you need in hear in 2017

Get your ears ready for these

by Dave Fawbert
09 Jan 2017

Can You Name 99 Songs From The 90s By A Single Video Screenshot?

09 Jan 2017

The KLF are coming back and this is why you should be excited

‘Transcentral, eternity, sheep’

by Dave Fawbert
05 Jan 2017

The biggest selling UK debut album of 2016 is pretty depressing

Even BRIT Award winner Jack Garratt couldn't top it

by Dave Fawbert
04 Jan 2017

This is the story behind that Bowie mugshot (and what happened next)

by Joe Ellison
01 Jan 2017

If there is any justice in the world this song will be Christmas No. 1

Chip Pan on Fire is the chart-topper we need

by Dave Fawbert
20 Dec 2016

The greatest alternative Christmas playlist

Festive (but not explicitly festive) tunes that you can hammer all year

by Tristan Cross
09 Dec 2016

Bear's Den's Ultimate Playlist

Indie folk Londoners reveal the songs they love

09 Dec 2016