Ludacris saved the day for Georgia by performing at the Bulldogs' spring game last Saturday after a number of country acts turned down the Dawgs. Before Georgia took the field, the Atlanta hip-hop artist performed a 15-minute medley of songs to the delight of the 93,000 in attendance at Sanford Stadium.
You might ask yourself, how much does a 15-minute Ludacris performance cost?
Well, if you're Georgia, it costs you $65,000 plus fulfilling Luda's hospitality rider, according to the contract obtained by Macon.com using an open records request.
What's a hospitality rider?
It's the list of other required purchases and assorted amenities for the artist. For Ludacris, that rider included dinner for 10 people with grilled chicken, chicken wings, pasta, brown rice, mixed vegetables, fruit salad, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes (or the option for UGA to pay $40 per person for his crew instead of providing them dinner).
The dinner is not the most interesting part of Ludacris' hospitality rider, however. That is the list of things that must be provided in his dressing room.
The list is quite long (you can view the contract in full here), but here are some of the highlights:
1 loaf of whole grain bread, organic creamy peanut butter and organic grape or strawberry jelly (In case the dinner wasn't enough, I guess.)
1 Crest Spin rechargeable toothbrush and Crest toothpaste (Got to keep the teeth clean.)
1 box of Fruit Roll-Ups (You've got to get your fruit snack on, sometimes.)
6 Hanes Large White T-Shirts
1 box of Trojan Magnum Condoms, Ecstasy (Naturally.)
2 Jo Malone candles, Gardenia scent (The room has to smell good.)
2 bottles of Belvedere Vodka
2 bottles of Conjure Cognac (This is impressive finessing to force the people paying you to perform to purchase your brand of cognac for you. That's how you get extra money.)
2 bottles of Patron Silver
2 packs of AA and AAA batteries (Always be prepared.)
2 cases of Snapple (That's a lot of Snapple.)
1 small Secret Deodorant (I stand with Ludacris on #TeamLadiesDeodorant. It's far superior.)
This kind of rider isn't unique to Ludacris at all, but it is interesting to actually see what the demands are from him for a show.