25 Craziest Celebrity Demands
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of fame and fortune must be in want of some utterly ridiculous request. From Versace towels for Kanye and custom-made French lamps for Katy Perry to brand new toilet seats for the Queen of Pop, Madonna, it is evident that diva-esque behavior knows no boundaries.
Surely, there is nothing we love more than when the elaborate sets of often outlandish demands artists make, come to light revealing the quirky needs of our favorite celebrities.
Just to satisfy your curiosity, we have rounded up 25 of the craziest celebrity demands ever:
1. Van Halen’s Legendary “No Brown M&Ms” Demand
The most famous backstage demand of them all is certainly the one in which Van Halen, one of the most successful members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, strictly demanded all the brown M&Ms be removed from the bowls of candy at their concerts.
Now legendary Van Halen’s 1982 World Tour rider consisted of dozens of typewritten pages. It was crafted in great detail and with a sole purpose to ensure a “smooth and professional theatrical presentation”.
Apart from the infamous prohibition of all the brown M&M candies, the document also clearly underlined a few other special requests, such as “herring in sour cream” and “one large tube of KY jelly”.
At first glance, such excessive details bear no relation whatsoever with the provision of fine entertainment. However, to the band they actually served as a test whether the venue owner took seriously their rider which also contained other more important technicalities.
Who would guess that a valuable business lesson could be learned from a bunch of spoiled rock stars?