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Celebrity Riders Are Full Of Weird Requests For Appearances, As Proven By These 18 Celebs

After her breakup with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez requested that anyone on her team named "Justin" had to change their name

We all know that being famous has major perks. One of them is that you can make demands of the places you are going to perform or otherwise work.

In showbiz, it's known as the rider. The idea is that a celebrity outlines the accommodations necessary for them to be comfortable working in this environment.

For some celebrities, this comes down to requesting certain salads for lunch or a particular brand of water. But some celebrities have gone really off the wall with it.

1. The legend that is the celebrity rider came into infamy in 1982, when news that Van Halen requested a bowl of M&M's await them at each tour stop with the brown ones picked out.

Five squared bowls with small red, blue, green and orange coated chocolate candies similar to m&ms in a squared bowl isolated on white background, top view

If it sounds a little diva for a rock band, you might be missing its greater purpose. The band later claimed the detail was in there so they could determine which venues actually read the rider and which did not.

Van Halen performing in 1983

2. For a period of time, Weird Al Yankovic was asking for "one garish Hawaiian shirt" at every appearance. He stopped after accumulating too many, and his wife has since donated some of the stash.

Al Yankovic backstage at the Mtv Awards Show, September 13, 1987 in Los Angeles, California

3. Cher likes to have a separate room just for her wigs.

Cher attends the opening night of the new musical 'The Cher Show' on Broadway at Neil Simon Theatre on December 03, 2018 in New York City

4. Pharrell started asking for a framed photograph of astronomer Carl Sagan as a joke, but now it's become a staple in his rider.

Pharrell Williams attends the Inter Miami CF Season Opening Party Hosted By David Grutman and Pharrell Williams at The Goodtime Hotel on April 16, 2021 in Miami Beach, Florida

5. Britney Spears tinkered with her rider depending on where her tour stop was. At an October 2011 show in London, she requested McDonald’s cheeseburgers without the buns, 100 figs and prunes, toothpaste, fish and chip dinners, and last but not least, a framed picture of Princess Diana.

Britney Spears performs during Now! 99.7 Triple Ho Show 7.0 at SAP Center on December 3, 2016

6. Paul McCartney's rider makes sure his needs are met as a vegetarian. While he makes sure there's no real or vegan leather in sight, his request for a brand of soap with traces of animal fats turns the demands on their head.

Paul McCartney performs in concert at MetLife Stadium on August 7, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey

7. Katy Perry got dragged online in 2011 for her concert rider, which included very specific furniture requirements and absolutely no carnations.

Katy Perry wears a silver and pink sleeveless mesh tank top, outside Louis Vuitton Parfum hosts dinner at Fondation Louis Vuitton, during Paris Fashion Week

8. Kanye West asked for an alcoholic slushie machine on his 2016 The Life Of Pablo tour. One side had Hennessey and Coke for Kanye, the other had Grey Goose and lemonade for then-wife Kim. Simpler times.

Ye attends the Kenzo Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week

9. Jennifer Lopez prefers having an all-white dressing room to keep her mind and spirit at ease. For those setting up, that means white candles, tables, couches, drapes, tablecloths, and flowers.

Jennifer Lopez attends the Los Angeles Special Screening Of "Marry Me"

10. Rihanna loves having a plush, animal-print rug to walk barefoot on.

Rihanna leaves the Off-White Womenswear Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on February 28, 2022 in Paris, France

11. Right after Selena Gomez's 2014 breakup with Justin Bieber, she requested that no one on her team go by the name "Justin." The Justins who did work for her each chose different monikers to use when the pop star was around.

Selena Gomez attends the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza

12. Justin Timberlake has someone sanitize doorknobs he'll come in contact with every two hours during his time there.

Justin Timberlake attends The BRIT Awards 2018 Red Carpet, The O2, London, UK, Wednesday 21 Feb 2018

13. Beyoncé likes to have her dressing room set to a steamy 78 degrees. She also likes to have well-seasoned chicken in her Southern girl bag at all times.

Beyonce performs at the TD Banknorth Garden

14. On his 2009 tour riders, Jay-Z required not one but SEVEN dressing rooms, and some "high-quality" peanut butter and jelly.

Jay-Z attends the game between the Charlotte Hornets and the Atlanta Hawks during the 2022 Play-In Tournament

15. During their 2004 tour, Metallica called for bacon to be served with every meal. Non-stop bacon.

Metallica, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo, Sportpaleis, Antwerpen, Belgium, 17th December 2003

16. Christina Aguilera requires a police escort so that she under no circumstances has to sit in traffic.

Christina Aguilera, recipient of The Music Icon of 2021 award, poses backstage during the 2021 People's Choice Awards

17. Prince asked that all his food come to him wrapped in plastic because he enjoyed unwrapping his food himself.

Prince attends 1st Vanity Fair Oscar Party

18. Jennifer Lawrence asked for a happy reprieve from the intensity of mother!, so the crew sent her a "Kardashian tent," with the family's show streaming and photos of them as a way to escape from the film's subject matter.

Jennifer Lawrence attends the "Don't Look Up" World Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 05, 2021

What would you have in your tour rider if you were super famous? Who's being unreasonable and who had some points? Let's hear it in the comments.