Fried Chicken and Pickles: 14 Celebrity Food Demands

Concert riders reveal what performers like to eat

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 2, 2012 11:37 AM CST

(Newser) Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez certainly aren't the only divas in Hollywood: Nicki Minaj's concert rider, recently revealed in a magazine interview, show that she has some pretty involved backstage demands as well. Those include three 12-piece buckets of spicy fried chicken, no thighs, and scented candles smelling like baked goods, the Daily Mail reports. The Huffington Post rounds up the food requests of 13 other celebrities:

  • Jordin Sparks: The American Idol alum only wants healthy food, including a jar of kosher pickle spears.
  • Lady Gaga: Her rider doesn't demand food at all, just beverages including Red Bull.

  • Drake: The rapper asks for comfort food like soup and, of course, lots of alcohol.
  • Justin Bieber: The teen wants potato chips, of course, as well as candy from his native Canada.
  • Kanye West: He wants pistachios, but they better not be red ones.
  • Adele: Don't even think about providing this crooner with American beer.
Click for the full list, especially if you want to know which singer is addicted to Nesquick and Flintstone's chewable vitamins, and which one requests a hockey puck from the local team.

Rising Star award honoree singer Nicki Minaj attends the 6th annual Billboard Women In Music event at Capitale on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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