Lady Gaga was one of the biggest spenders at this weekends “Icons & Idols” auction in Beverly Hills, dropping around $1 million on Michael Jackson memorabilia including several performance costumes.
“The 55 pieces I collected today will be archived & expertly cared ofr in the spirit & love of Michael Jackson, his bravery, & his fans worldwide,” the pop star tweeted, along with a pic of her white-gloved hand holding an auction paddle.
The auction raised over $5 million, some of which will go to Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice of Las Vegas. Among the items sold were Jackson’s jacket from the Bad tour, which brought in $240,000 and two of Jackson’s crystal encrusted gloves, which sold for $100,000 apiece.
Lady Gaga has always been an ardent fan of the late pop icon and was deeply saddened by his tragic death in 2009. The star later revealed that the tour were planning to collaborate on his This is it tour which was set to kickoff just 18 days after his passing.