Washington, Feb 8: White leather couches, black satin drapes, Jameson whiskey and organic foods were among the demands that Lady Gaga made during her Monster's Ball tour.
Details of Gaga's tour rider-the list of backstage demands that must be fulfilled for each stop-were recently divulged on the website Celebuzz.
According to the website, the singer requested during her two-and-a-half year tour that her dressing room be decorated in "glam rock" fashion, with silver satin walls, white leather couches, black satin drapes and posters of famous rock stars such as David Bowie, Queen and Elton John, ABC News reported.
She also requested that a mannequin with "puffy pink pubic hair" be placed in her dressing room, for reasons not known.
In addition, Gaga requested that her backstage bathroom be decked out with lavender-colored bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, hand soap, body wash and face soap. She also required sea-foam loofah sponges, a candle and fresh roses-in lavender, of course.
When it came to food, Gaga aimed for healthy, requesting organic teas and milk, organic tortilla chips, sprouted grain tortillas, peanut butter with no more than four grams of sugar, tuna and Activia yogurt.
But she allowed for a couple vices, specifically "quality white wine" and Jameson whiskey.
According to Celebuzz, the details from the rider appeared in court documents as part of the six-hour deposition Gaga gave in a lawsuit involving her former assistant, Jennifer O'Neill.
However, she is not the only one with the outrageous demand.
As a judge on 'American Idol,' Steven Tyler proved he could go toe to toe with divas like Jennifer Lopez, his fellow judge.
If there was any doubt, however, he cleared it up in his memoir, 'Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?' released earlier in 2011.
The famous womanizer would have a member of the Aerosmith entourage make sure any girl Tyler took a liking to was in the shower by the time he returned to his dressing room.
As for his cocaine, Tyler liked a lot of it, and whenever the band was on tour, according to the memoir, the frontman would demand a full-length, 6-foot-long mirror in the dressing room.
As she readied for her 2010 tour, popstar Rihanna made sure the prepping area of every concert venue felt like home-which is, apparently, a leopard-print haven littered with Archipelago Black Forest candles that cost 29 dollars a pop.
According to the Barbadian singer's tour rider, obtained by the Smoking Gun, Rihanna's tastes were pretty particular. They included: a six-foot couch-plush, white and no leather, and big enough for her to stretch out on for a nap-six floor lamps with dimmers, throw pillows and a "clean" rug in animal print and the aforementioned candles.
The singer also had specific instructions for how she liked her flowers arranged. "Small, clear, square vases with White Tulips, if in season-No Foliage (2nd choice: White Casablanca Lilies no foliage, 3rd choice: White Freesia no foliage)," the rider said.
One of the original divas, Mariah Carey is not to be outdone by relative newcomer Rihanna.
According to her 2010 tour rider obtained by the Smoking Gun, Carey requested such luxuries as a 200-dollar bottle of cabernet sauvignon, two dozen white roses and vanilla aromatherapy candles in her dressing room.
Like Rihanna, Carey was also specific about how she lounges backstage. Her rider requested that the temperature of her room hover at 75 degrees and the furniture in her "living room space" bear "no busy patterns; black, dark gray, cream, dark pink are all fine."
The Foo Fighters set the "standard for really fun, witty contract riders," the Smoking Gun's managing editor Andrew Goldberg said.
"The manager requests bath towels, and threatens a wedgie if they're brand new. He calls bacon 'God's currency.' The humor makes it fun to read-and that's hard to do with a contract," he said.
When she's on the road, health-conscious singer Christina Aguilera requests real coffee mugs for her java, along with soy milk, soy cheese, echinacea, vitamin C and Flintstones chewable vitamins-according to her 2010 tour rider. (ANI)