Her album sales might not be doing too well, but Mrs. Nick Cannon’s backstage do’s and dont’s reveal that she’s still a ginormous diva. Remember how Mariah Carey demanded 20 white kittens and a hundred white doves for an appearance at a London Christmas party? And let’s not forget that a few years ago Mariah’s tour rider stipulated Cristal champagne, a box of bendy straws and a tea service using only Poland Spring water. Of course, she also required a spread with danishes, doughnuts, bagels, croissants and cream cheese.
Now, she’s upped the ante but trimmed the details. No champagne and carbs anymore. In their place, her rider demands chilled Chardonnay, vanilla protein shakes, iced tea, a veggie platter and a solitary bottle of Opus One Cabernet Savignon (it doesn’t come cheaply). The diva’s dressing room must also be outfitted with two dozen white roses and vanilla aromatherapy candles, and should be at about 75 degrees. “A lamp or clip light” must be provided because Miz Carey doesn’t do harsh light in her backstage bathroom. That’s not all folks. Her “living room space” can’t have any “busy patterns.” The colors black, dark grey, cream and dark pink cut the mustard, but nothing else will do. Right, because all of that will make her records sell. [Photo: Getty Images]