The mid-tour hotel demands of mega-rich rappers and BFFs Kanye West and Jay-Z have reportedly been unveiled, and they’re really not as extravagant as we were expecting. Think less stacks of cash and more cereal and candles.
TMZ reports that Yeezy requests all the vases in his room be cylindrical, which is strange but probably has something to do with how his creative energy flows through a room.
Kanye also requires some Genelecs 1031a speakers, which were discontinued in 2005. Aside from that, he also asks for mint-flavoured floss, black towels and his Kashi Go Lean cereal. Oh and there’s also the 13 bottles of alcohol totaling around USD$3,200, featuring three bottles of Hennessy Paradis cognac.
Jay-Z, on the other hand, seems to enjoy setting a mood. He insists the room is set to 71 degrees Fahrenheit (that’s 21.7 degrees Celsius), and asks for three USD$80 Mayan tuberose-scented candles.
Drank-wise, Jay only requires some Ace Of Spades champagne, which he apparently isn’t charged for because he owns the Ace Of Spades label.
For his daughter Blue Ivy, Jay-Z requests his suite be childproofed, so that all corners, edges and electrical outlets are safe. He also supposedly asks for organic whole milk for Blue Ivy.
As for the hotel staff, Jay-Z reportedly has two rules: don’t vacuum near his room and don’t ask for concert tickets if you want to “avoid embarrassment”.
Kanye and Jay-Z’s hotel demands don’t really sound all that fun when they’re stacked up against US rap duo Rae Sremmurd’s tour rider, which is said to have included champagne, Hennessy, $300 in dollar bills, water pistols, beach balls and a stripper pole at some point.
Maybe someone should drop off some copies of the Ni**as in Paris children’s book to Kanye and Jay-Z, to help lighten the mood.
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