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Celebs With The Craziest Demands

Mary J Blige and Madonna

We've all had crazy demands in the past–especially in you've worked in the service industry–but celebrity requests take crazy to another level. There's much that happens behind the glitz and glams with celebrities that would have stans flabbergasted. From the calm and steady to the divas(os) and weirdos; working for entertainers can be the job from heaven or hell on earth. Think you can guess what celebrity makes his drivers wear 100% cotton or what singer uses Ketel one for cleaning purposes?

Jump the page to learn more about your favorite performer.

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Can you guess what celebrity requires: his/her drivers to wear 100% cotton clothes?

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Kanye West

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Can you guess which celebrity needs bottles of vitamin water for his/her dog?

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

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Can you guess which celebrity: must have all items in the dressing room be covered by plastic wrap until uncovered by artist.

Prince

Prince

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Can you guess which celebrity asked for a mannequin with pink pubic hairs?

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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Can you guess which celebrity must have a glass door on his/her refrigerator?
Katy Perry

Katy Perry

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Can you guess which celebrity needs 24 long stem roses and Johnson & Johnson baby oil?

LL Cool J

LL Cool J

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Can you guess which celebrity requires an all-white dressing room?

Jennifer Lopez 2013 HRC National Dinner

Jennifer Lopez

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Can you guess which celebrity must have their door knobs disinfected every 2-hours?

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

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Can you guess which celebrity must have a brand new toilet seat at every venue (this is actually justifiable)?

Mary J Blige and Madonna

Mary J Blige and Madonna

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Can you guess which celebrity needs 10 black roses?

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

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Can you guess which celebrity makes any fan that gets free tickets to his/her show donate to a charity?

Adele

Adele

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Can you guess which celebrity sips Cristal champagne out a bendy straw and a room temperature at 75-degrees?

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (again)

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Can you guess which celebrity asked to have his/her dressing room carpet ironed?

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Kanye West

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Can you guess which celebrity must-have old rock posters of David Bowie, Queen, Elton John and Billie Holiday?

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga (again)

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Can you guess which celebrity requested leopard-print dressing room decked in Archipelago Black Forest candles ($29 each)?

Rihanna Performs Live In Sydney

Rihanna

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Can you guess which celebrity needs a small jar of kosher pickles?

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks

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Can you guess which celebrity required heavily seasoned baked chicken with garlic, sea salt, black pepper, and Cayenne pepper?

Beyonce

Beyonce

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Can you guess which celebrity needed 20 international phone lines and flowers--particularly lilies and white and light-pink roses--with stems trimmed 6 inches?

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Madonna

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Can you guess which celebrity requested late-model black Maybach as transportation to a venue?

Jay Z

Jay Z

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Can you guess which celebrity must have 2 space heaters, three packs of gum in 3 flavors, and scented candles smelling like baked goods?

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

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