All musicians have what’s called a “backstage rider” which is a list of items they demand to have backstage at every show. For example, Adele requires cases of Stella Artois beer and Mariah Carey apparently once demanded white kittens and doves at her London concert, you know, normal things like that.
When Nicki Minaj performs she has a list of bizarre demands that include three buckets of spicy friend chicken and candles that smell like baked goods.
Oh, also, of those 3 buckets of chicken, they must contain no thighs and lots of wings and since KFC nor Popeyes sells buckets without thighs (I know this, I am a frequent customer), some lowly assistant has to pluck through the chicken bucket and pull out all the thighs before handing it off to Nicki Minaj. Can you say, diva?
Other bizarre items on her rider include “One gallon of Simply Lemonade.”
With these demands I surprised she didn’t just act for a lemon tree and a personal assistant to hand squeeze them?
She also demands some specific breakfast foods like, “Egg whites (scrambled hard), Turkey Bacon (fried hard), white toast (grape and strawberry jelly/jam) and Belgian Waffles (syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, butter and strawberries on side).”
Damn girl, do you want us to throw in a chocolate fountain and an ice cream sundae bar on the side?
She also asked for 12 bottles of Martinelli’s Apple Juice, throat spray, 2 space Heaters (listed as “Very Important”), salad with iceberg lettuce and Wishbone Italian dressing, dried cranberries, and raw almonds.
Oh and to top off this list of diva demands, her last request is “fine silverware/stainless steel silverware” because Nicki Minaj is classy like that.