Superstar Kanye keeps it tame backstage

Kayne and Kim

By Laura Butler

HE'S a high-flying and controversial rapper, but Kanye West is far from demanding with his backstage requests.

The American artist will take to the stage tonight at Marlay Park and fans may be surprised to hear what items rank high on his list of demands prior to his performance.

Being an international celebrity gives you certain privileges, especially when it comes to behind-the-scenes at concert venues.

Unlike his famous pal Jay-Z, whose demands include €200 bottles of champagne, Kanye wants tea - served in fancy ceramic tea cups.

And the newlywed's management team have also requested three different types of water for the 37-year-old while he's in town. Food-wise, he likes to snack on fruit platters and cheese boards - and bans any sign of fizzy drink Coca Cola from his four dressing rooms.


In order to make sure the Grammy winner is completely comfortable, he asks for two spacious love seats, an XBOX 360 and a full DVD entertainment system.

Kanye will perform for his contingent of Irish supporters tonight after Happy singer Pharrell Williams warms up the crowd at Marlay Park.

Kanye and his reality star wife Kim Kardashian jetted into Ireland as part of their honeymoon in May, days after their €13m Italian wedding.

He has resumed touring since saying 'I do' to mum-of-one Kim and took to the stage for the first time in six months in Norway's Oslo over the weekend. His Dublin date will be followed by two performances at the Wireless festival in the UK before he heads to Australia on his Yeezus tour. It is rumoured that Kanye's beautiful bride, with whom he has a one-year-old daughter North, is accompanying him to the Emerald Isle once again.