Musicians have been known to have some ridiculous demands on their tour riders over the years. Whether it's Mary J Blige requesting a brand new toilet seat in every venue in which she performs, Van Halen requesting M&M's but "ABSOLUTELY NO BROWN ONES," or Katy Perry demanding that her chauffeurs not speak to her, nor stare at her through the rearview mirror, it's almost comical to see what celebrities have the power to demand. Let's now add Ludacris on the list of celebrities with outrageous demands for his rider given to the University of Georgia for a 13-MINUTE PERFORMANCE.
Ludacris is known for his bevy of hits, including "Money Maker," "Stand Up," and "Runaway Love," among others. We have no doubt that the students at the University of Georgia's "G Day" spring football game thoroughly enjoyed Luda's 13-minute performance. But what the 38-year-old rapper requested from the school borders on absurd.
Firstly, Luda was paid $65,000 for the 13-minute performance. This means that he made more in 13 minutes than the average household in the United States makes in an entire year! But it doesn't stop there. In addition to the bounty of cash paid to Ludacris for his performance, he also had a long list of requests that had to be met or Luda had the right to cancel the performance, according to the rider. Some of these requests included:
-Dinner to be served for at least 10 people that consists of seasoned grilled chicken, wheat pasta, brown rice, veggies, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, fruit, salad, and wings. Or the school could have given each person $40 for them to buy dinner for themselves
-Peanut butter (must be creamy) and jelly with whole grain wheat bread
-Tazo tea, V8 juice, Snapple, orange juice, cranberry juice, Minute Maid juice boxes, coconut water, and Fiji water
-Unsalted almonds and trail mix
-A bottle of red wine, a bottle of white wine, Cognac, vodka, and tequila
-A box of Trojan Magnum condoms
All of this for a 13-minute performance. Must be nice.