Lady Gaga buys 55 Michael Jackson items at Julien’s Auctions

By Daniel S Levine,

Lady Gaga is definitely a fan of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson. You can just hear it in her music. Now, the “Born This Way” singer will have memorabilia from his legendary career in her home.

Gaga tweeted to her fans on Monday that she had purchased 55 pieces of Jackson artifacts at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. “The 55 pieces I collected today will be archived & expertly cared for in the spirit & love of Michael Jackson, his bravery, & fans worldwide,” Gaga promised.

She also tweeted an image of herself at the auction and her paddle number. She wore a Bad-inspired jacket and a crystal-encrusted glove just for the event.

Celebuzz reports that the entire auction, held in Beverly Hills, made $5 million. Some of the proceeds will go to Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice of Las Vegas.

The actual Bad tour jacket was one of the items up for sale and it eventually went for $240,000. Each of the crystal-encrusted gloves the auction house had went for $100,000.

Most of the items up for sale came from the collections of costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, notes The AP.

Gaga was actually supposed to collaborate with Jackson on his This Is It tour, but he died on June 25, 2009.

“I was actually asked to open for Michael on his tour. And we were going to open for him at the O2, and we were working on making it happen,” she had told Larry King in 2010. “Michael’s death was devastating for me regardless of whether or not I was supposed to go on tour with him. He is such an inspiration and remarkable human being.”

Last week was also the 30th anniversary of Jackson’s Thriller album.

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