It’s no surprise that you can get away with some pretty insane things when you’re famous. That’s half the fun, right!? Celebrities have been putting outrageously specific and expensive demands in their contracts since Van Halen pulled their infamous “No Brown M&Ms” stunt back in the early 80s. We’d thought we had heard ‘em all, but Lady Gaga’s request for a “a mannequin with puffy pink pubic hair” in her dressing room caught us a little off guard!
Mother Monster’s full list of backstage requests has recently come to light due to her on-going lawsuit with former assistant Jennifer O’Neill, and it’s even more nuts than you might have expected. In addition to the nude mannequin, she required the following on her 2010 Monster’s Ball World Tour: “Glam rock, Black, Silver statins dropped over walls Old Rock Posters from her favorite artists Bowie, Queen, Elton, Billy Joel, Billy Holiday Her favorite fan art that was kept on the road with us.” Or course she also put in an ask for some Jameson Irish Whiskey, bottles of “good” red and white wine, and water. But not just any water: 28 bottles at room temperature, and 28 bottles cold.
Fwef, it’s good to be the Queen! Gaga’s list got us to thinking about some other insane celebrity riders that we’ve discovered on the treasure troves site, The Smoking Gun. Check out the gallery above as we count down our 20 favorite!
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