Lady Gaga Buys Michael Jackson Memorabilia

Lady Gaga has purchased 55 items once belonging to Michael Jackson, including the jacket he wore on the Bad tour, reports the Associated Press.

Julien’s Auctions administered the sale, which also sold two of his famous bedazzled gloves for $100,000 each.

Featuring the collection of Jackson’s costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, the auction raised more than $5 million dollars, which a portion of proceeds going to  Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice of Las Vegas.

Gaga, excited about her purchase, tweeted reverently: “The 55 pieces I collected today will be archived & expertly cared for in the spirit & love of Michael Jackson, his bravery, & fans worldwide.”

It’s been a busy week for Gaga, who also took time from her Born This Way Ball tour to visit children in South Africa. Dressed in an  uncharacteristically demure white dress and neck scarf, the singer greeted young fans on a tour stop to Johannesburg.

After her visit to the city, Gaga gushed on Twitter: “Johannesburg was so wonderful, i can’t really put it into words. [I’m] so happy, I haven’t slept yet. Laying in bed dreaming of the next tour.”

It’s been a busy touring year for the pop star, who started the Born This Way Ball tour in South Korea. Gaga will kick off the North American leg of the tour January 11 in Vancouver, BC.

The rest of her North American dates include:
1/14 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
1/17 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
1/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
1/23 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
1/25 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
1/29 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
1/31 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
2/2 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
2/4 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
2/6 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
2/8 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
2/11 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
2/13 – Chicago, IL – United Center
2/16 – Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
2/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
2/22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
2/25 – Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center
2/27 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
3/2 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
3/6 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
3/10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
3/11 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
3/13 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
3/15 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BankAtlantic Center
3/16 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena

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