Craziest Rap Concert Demands

From condoms and KFC to Cuban cigars and Hennessy
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2009 11:30 AM CST
Craziest Rap Concert Demands
Rapper DMX performs at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

Drawing on the Smoking Gun’s collection of concert riders, Sam Greenspan of offers a list of the 11 craziest demands made by rappers:

  • DMX: Three boxes of condoms and a gallon of Hennessy—that’s anywhere from $300 to $800 worth of cognac.
  • Public Enemy: Kosher food—odd, because “Public Enemy is famously associated with anti-Semitism”—and a bucket of KFC.

  • Jay-Z: Must be picked up in a black Maybach 57 or 62, which is sort of like “He-Man demanding to be picked up by a giant, talking, green tiger.”
  • Bow Wow: Goes out of his way to forbid rotary phones. “They should also make sure to specify that he needs a car (no horse-and-buggy or steam locomotive).”
  • Queen Latifah: A 12-piece bucket of KFC—but, the rider notes, this “is not considered dinner.”
For the complete list, click the link at right.
(Read more DMX stories.)

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