I love to see celebrities’ tour riders (the list of demands they present to hotels/tour managers about what they want provided). It tells you so much about the celebs! So what do Kanye West and Jay Z have on their riders?
TMZ managed to get Kanye’s and Jay Z’s hotel riders. Here’s a comparison:
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.
Goodness: these guys have things on their riders that I wouldn’t even think about. All the vases being cylindrical? Who thinks of stuff like that?
You know, I find the “Kid Clause” the most interesting. Kanye has NO providers for Nori? Really? Perhaps mom Kim Kardashian handles all of Nori’s needs ;). If I were a hotelier, I think I’d be pulling my hair out over the Genelecs 1031a speaker and having to buy Jay Z’s Ace of Spades champagne for him. It’s a smart business move on Jay Z’s part, though- LOL.
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