Lady Gaga’s Backstage Demands: Naked Mannequins, Organic Food & Lavender Everything
Of All the freaky pre-concert request’s made by various artist’s throughout the past 20 years,the props and costumes that Lady Gaga has with her on stage during her tour are pretty out there, so you can probably imagine the kinds of things she wants to have backstage on the road. Actually, you don’t have to imagine, because Celebuzz has obtained details of Gaga’s tour rider: the list of backstage demands that must be fulfilled for each tour stop.
According to Celebuzz, during her Monster Ball tour, Gaga requested that her dressing room be decorated in “glam rock” fashion, with silver satin walls, white leather couches, black satin drapes and posters of famous rock stars like David Bowie, Queen and Elton John. She also requested a mannequin with “puffy pink pubic hair” be placed in her dressing room, for some unknown reason.
On top of that, Gaga requested that her backstage bathroom be decked out with lavender bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, hand soap, body wash and face soap, as well as with sea foam loofah sponges, fresh roses and a candle.
When it comes to food, Gaga definitely tried to eat healthy, requesting organic teas and milk, organic tortilla chips, sprouted grain tortillas, peanut butter with no more than four grams of sugar, tuna and Activa yogurt. But to counteract that, she also requested booze, specifically two bottles of “quality white wine” and Jameson whiskey.
Celebuzz reports that the details of the rider were published in court documents during the six-hour deposition Gaga gave in that lawsuit involving her former assistant,Jennifer O’Neill. As you’ll recall, O’Neill is suing Gaga for hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay, while Gaga has dismissed her as an undeserving “hood rat who thinks she’s Queen of the Universe.” Gaga recently wrote on Facebook that O’Neill is not simply her “ex-assistant,” but is ”my best friend from NY since I was 19,” adding, “Painful stuff.”
Also revealed in the court documents were details of the singer’s lavish lifestyle, including the fact that she spent $5,700 on the online retail site Gilt.com, and splashed out on three grand for designer luggage, and $150,000 to charter flights from New York to Europe. In addition, Gaga was also browsing real estate listings in New York City, looking for a place in the four to five million dollar range.