Tour riders are often the best (and sometimes only) look into the minds of some of our favorite celebrities. They can be both revealing and tremendously entertaining (Rae Sremmurd have one of the best riders…ever) and a glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. TMZ recently got a hold of Jay Z and Kanye West’s hotel riders, and, considering their stature and position as the A-list-iest of the A-list, it’s pretty…fair. They didn’t provide a full rider, but they did break it down into the highlights.
Jay Z insists on 71 degree temp. Hotel staff must provide 3 $80 Mayan tuberose-scented candles.
Jay has two no-no’s for staff: 1) No vacuuming near his room 2) Don’t ask for concert tickets if you want to “avoid embarrassment.”
Kanye has specific geometric preferences. Vases must be cylindrical. He also requires staff to hunt down a Genelecs 1031a speaker … which was discontinued a decade ago. He likes his floss minty, his cereal Kashi Go Lean and his towels black.
Kanye has a grocery list … 13 bottles totaling around $3,200, including 3 bottles of Paradis Hennessy.
Jay Z is more chill in the liquor dept. … just Ace of Spades champagne. But here’s the rub … the contract says he cannot be charged, since he owns the company.
THE KID CLAUSE:
Kanye has no provides for Nori. But Jay has lots of Blue Ivy demands. For starters, the entire suite must be childproofed with all corners, sharp edges, and electrical outlets all covered, and statues, lamps, and breakable objects removed. Oh, Blue only drinks organic whole milk.
Being asked not to be bothered isn’t anything outrageous. After all, most of us live with the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on our doors. As for Kanye wanting specific speakers, it’s not far-fetched to assume that his Yeezyness produces on the go and needs the necessary sound stuffs.
Kanye does ask for $3,200 worth of alcohol, which seems excessive. Jay Z requires a bunch of alcohol, too, but he owns the brand (Ace of Spades champagne) so, that’s just a smart business move.
Am I the only one that is a bit happy that these two mega stars seem to be a little bit more like us than one would guess?