Lady Gaga reportedly scored over four dozen pieces of Michael Jackson memorabilia at a recent auction in Los Angeles, according to the Daily Mail.
Although several people turned up to get their hands on items left behind by the late King of Pop, Lady Gaga managed to secure 55 pieces that once belonged to Jackson in an effort to keep them safe and secure.
The singer intends to have the items “archived and expertly cared for in the spirit and love of Michael Jackson, his bravery, and fans worldwide.” Gaga made the announcement to her loyal fans on Twitter.
According to the Examiner, Lady Gaga was originally supposed to open for Michael Jackson during his This is It tour. There was even talk that she would perform a duet with the singer. Sadly, Jackson passed away before the tour would come to fruition.
Even if Lady Gaga had decided to sit out the auction, there were enough people in attendance to generate a fair amount of money. Reports indicate that the auction brought in a staggering $5 million when all was said and done. A large portion of this figure will be donated to charity.
The jacket that the King of Pop famously wore during his Bad tour brought in $240,000. A pair of gloves outfitted with crystals were sold for $100,000 each.
According to the Washington Post, the auction included items crafted by Jacksons long-time costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush. Some of the proceeds from the auction will go to benefit Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice of Las Vegas.
“There is no doubt that Michael Jackson was a global fashion icon as well as award winning and beloved musician,” the auction house’s website explained. “His wardrobe dictated many of the styles throughout the last few decades. Jackson played a very intimate role in the designs and completion of every costume and piece of clothing he wore both on stage and in his personal life.”
To see some of the items Lady Gaga scored at the recent Michael Jackson auction, be sure to stop by the Julien’s Auctions website.