Mariah Carey’s request for 20 snow white kittens at mall appearance denied

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Mariah Carey’s continuing her epic diva tour through the U.K. And thankfully, the press is there to document every little bit of it. And I’m not saying that with sarcasm – I really do relish reading about all her ridiculous demands. It’s the stuff legends are made of. Today’s demands? That she be surrounded by 20 white kittens and 100 white doves while she turns on the Christmas lights at a shopping center.

When I turn on a mall’s Christmas lights, I traditionally demand 40 tigers and three flamingos. I like a nice 1980s pink and yellow color scheme. Mariah is a little more classic with her all-white demands. To her credit, she did not demand that the kittens have their eyelids encrusted with Swarovski crystals nor their nails painted in alternating red and pink hues. So I think it could have been a lot worse. Nonetheless, the kittens were a no-go. The final dove status remains unclear. Uptight British jerks.

As one of the world’s biggest stars, Mariah Carey doesn’t know the meaning of the word No. But it appears Britain’s health and safety officials are about to teach her. They have flatly turned down her demands to be surrounded by 20 white kittens and 100 white doves as she turns on a shopping centre’s Christmas lights. Miss Carey, 39, wants confetti shaped like butterflies, her favourite insect, to shower over her at the end of her appearance at the Westfield complex in West London. The American singer had issued a string of extravagant requirements in return for her appearance at the Westfield complex in West London.

The list – known in showbusiness circles as a ‘rider’ – included being driven by Rolls Royce along a pink carpet right to the pink podium where she is to wave a wand to turn on the lights. A source revealed the model of car had to be changed six times before she was finally happy. Miss Carey, 39, wants confetti shaped like butterflies, her favourite insect, to shower over her at the end. She has also requested an entourage of 15 along with about 80 security guards.

However, it appears her demands for white kittens and doves – which were already proving difficult to track down – were just too much for her hosts. A source said: ‘We did manage to source the doves that we were going to release into the sky, but the kittens proved terribly difficult. ‘In the end, it was made clear that due to health and safety, there was no way we could have the animals at Westfield. ‘We do not allow pets into Westfield – that rule would apply for everyone. We have worked extremely hard to make sure that Mariah’s event is fantastic. Even the model of car had to be changed six times to one that her people liked.’

Before health and safety stepped in, finding 20 pure white kittens was giving Miss Carey’s hosts a headache. The simplest way would be to hire them from one of Britain’s animal acting agencies. But it was thought impossible to provide so many at short notice. Pet shops have the same problem. One worker at a shop in South-West London said last night: ‘We could get you one but not 20. For starters, all-white kittens are not all that common in Britain.’

[From the Daily Mail]

I bet Mariah also demanded that the kittens float down from the heavens using tiny pink parasols to gently guide them through the soft breeze. God what a friggin’ cute image. I really can’t argue with trying to get 20 kittens. If I were famous, my only diva demand would be to always be surrounded by oodles of tiny kittens. Of assorted varieties though. And they must be poufy. And smell like baby powder. And have bright pink paw pads – none of that brown business. I feel like I’m relating to Mariah more and more every day… NOW BRING ME MY BLUE M&Ms!

Here’s Mariah arriving at the Dorchester Hotel in London last night. Images thanks to .

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  1. Firestarter says:

    SNOW WHITE KITTENS DENIED! Say it ain’t so!

    Who could deny a request like that! I’d rather see the snow white kittikins than Mariah!

  2. nAynAy says:

    Okay. It’s about time this chick got her head out of the clouds, and finally realizes that she ain’t all that anymore.

  3. seven says:

    That kitten in the header is adorable.. though its a shame that kitten has more brain capacity then Mimi… Meow

  4. Sumodo says:

    Poor Moo-riah. Stuck in My Little Ponyland again, huh?

  5. Obvious says:

    I can see her sitting in her room at night trying to come up with outrageous demands. however this one is kinda cute. kittens heh.

  6. Bill Hicks is God says:

    It bugs me when animals are used as props and accessories. Particularly for something as inane as a mall appearance because you know there isn’t anyone from the SPCA or whatever monitoring the treatment of the animals at these little bullshit events.

    Too bad, because after reading her remarks on record labels and the internet, it looked for a minute there like the two hemispheres of her brain were actually talking to each other.

  7. Erin says:

    I’m not offended by her diva attitude, but I AM offended at her bias against non-white kittens! Rise up kittens of color!

  8. fizXgirl314 says:

    how could they be denied? did they SEE that picture in the header? I think I need me some kittens too…

  9. Firestarter says:


  10. Justalark says:

    As silly as Mariah’s “special requests” are, it’s even more absurd that people jump to humor her and adhere to her ridiculous requirements. Her diva-like behavior is enabled by the sycophants who surround her.

  11. Kayleigh says:

    What are those creatures called that suck the life out of young people and men to stay youthful? Well what ever those are that’s what she is to cute things. Sucks ’em dead dry.

  12. crash2GO2 says:

    No friggin’ way! The woman is ridiculous! I am proud to say that I have only heard her sing once, and while I was impressed by her vocal range, that seemed to me to be all she was doing – showing off her vocal range. Other than that, the music sucked. I have never listened to another song.


    Oh, and she obviously hadn’t thought the sh*t factor through. Kittens are messy AND smelly. So would be 100 white doves sh*tting all over the place. All over her. I hope she gets them.

  13. JayBird says:

    ^That’s why I demand in my rider that my kittens smell of baby powder.

  14. Annabelle says:

    Animals are not props! They are living, feeling little beings!

  15. buenavissta says:

    My first LOL today, thanks Jaybird!

  16. Sakota says:

    Why do people do this stuff for celebrities and put up with them? Why not have a soldier switch the lights on, or someone who has actually accomplished something?

  17. Tia C says:

    @ crash2GO2: LOL about the sh*t! Didn’t even think about that… What a visual, 100 white doves just crapping all over her while she’s trying to look all impressive!! That just made my day…

  18. AC says:

    It also is borderline inhumane. Sure they’d be taken care of but they’d be confused and hard to keep safe. Good call on the host’s part.

  19. moo says:

    I think it’s time for Mimi to slip back into obscurity again… divas are so last decade ~ and so is SHE!

  20. Feebee says:

    Finally, someone, even it is the Poms, are telling Mariah to SIT DOWN. Not as good as STFU but it’s a step in the right direction. Can’t wait for the day she asks for bottled water and gets told she can have tap or nothing.

  21. jeannified says:

    What is her deal with “White?” Is she trying to block out the fact that she is mulatto? I mean come on! (I don’t mean that to sounds racist, because she has a black husband and that is obviously not the problem, but it’s weird how she has these bizarre demands! White kittens?!) I guess because it is Christmas time and white would look like snow. Who knows. She is HIGH maintenance!!!

  22. Novaraen says:

    Kittens?!?! She probably wanted them to fart rainbows and glitter too. Oh that’s right…confetti in the shape of butterflies. LOL.

    She is ridiculous. It’s like she’s 10 years old.

  23. lucy2 says:

    I think it’s about time all these ridiculous riders stop. If the celebs don’t like what is planned, they don’t have to accept millions to show up at a place for 5 minutes.

  24. Lenore says:

    For a woman edging ever closer to forty, Mariah Carey really does have incredibly childish tastes, doesn’t she? I don’t know how much of the “pink podium, pink carpet, waving a wand to switch the lights on” was her idea or laid on by the event planners, but it’s all very much what my five-year-old niece would request for her dream birthday party.

    And doves? And KITTENS?! What exactly did she expect kittens to contribute to this extravaganza? They’re kittens! They’re just going to sit there, that’s all they DO! The minute the confetti cannon goes off, they’ll be scared out of their minds and then Mariah Carey would be covered head to toe in the projectile excreta of nervous ickle baby kittens…

    Actually, yeah, screw it. Find brown kittens and dunk ’em in peroxide. I want to see this happen.

  25. Emily says:

    I was trying to figure out what was so weird about those pictures of her, and then it hit me:she’s wearing clothes for once. Anyone know the current temperature of hell?

  26. Attagirl says:

    Does Ms. Kittens and Doves and Puppies not realize that it’s CRUEL, DANGEROUS AND TERRIFYING FOR LITTLE ANIMALS TO BE PUT INTO A SITUATION LIKE THAT???? Mariah, give your head a shake and instead of using poor frightened animals to enhance your rapidly fading stardom, DONATE TO AN ANIMAL SHELTER.

    Stupid twat…..

  27. Frenchie says:

    she demanded the kittens for a reason , so she can have her diner of them, like a new version of ” V “

  28. westender says:

    I have to wonder how Mariah would react if she had a child who was as much as a diva as she is?

  29. Kim says:

    That kitten is so cute!!! Does anyone know what breed it is? I want one!

  30. Bete says:

    She’ll always be a nut job.

  31. kruczinsky says:

    Even more nuts than Tom Cruise.
    Is there someone that can explain her that the world does not revolve around her uber developed ego?

  32. Yae says:

    So, after the performance, I am sure, she wouldn’t care if someone drowned the cats…… long as she looked cute while the camera was on her.

    I can think of like a GAZILLION people more deserving of a reward of a decent life than some chick who can hit a high note.

  33. Shay says:

    Kind of reminds me of something Prince’s (the singer) assistant said. That Prince would wake up at 3:00am and ask for a camel in Minnesota right then and there. Some celebs reach such a high point where they can have almost anything they want and lose touch with reality.

  34. M says:

    I believe Mariah is a diva with outrageous demands, but the British tabloids are so full of sh*t. I doubt this story is true at all, I mean kittens and doves? WTF?

  35. Goddess711 says:

    Did someone yell “FREAK!!!!” ???
    Oh – that was me.
    Cats and birds DO go so well together, it’s a shame they couldn’t pull it off. (eyeroll)

  36. Lia says:

    The older she gets, the more ridiculous she gets. She’s become so irrelevant… when will her sycophants fill her in on that? Oh, wait… their job is to make her feel relevant. Sigh.

  37. Laurie says:

    Anybody putting it past this cunt to demand something as ridiculous as white kittens wasn’t paying attention in the 90’s.

  38. original kate says:

    i believe it. mariah is emotionally about 13 years old, with her love of pink, and butterflies, and glitter. of course she loves white fluffy kitties. now can we say it all together? “animals are not accessories.” thank you.

  39. moonage says:

    Anyone seen the Goodies sketch “kitten kong”?Lets have kittens,but make them THAT big.They could liven up procedings by trampling the pnuematic,jumped up warbly bitch to death, now that WOULD make for a happy christmas.

  40. Confetti says:

    Those kittens are cute as. haha

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