After the 2019 Oscars, where she won the award for Best Original Song, Lady Gaga was pulled over while on her way to Taco Bell because she was wearing a $30 million necklace. That’s right, during a recent interview on The Graham Norton Show, the songstress not only remembered the moment she won for “Shallow,” but the events that went down afterward.
“I already thought I had too much security before I put that diamond on. And then I put that diamond on and I was like, ‘Am I the president?’” she said about the “priceless” 128-carat yellow diamond from Tiffany and Co., which was initially worn by Breakfast at Tiffany star Audrey Hepburn in the 1960s. “I didn’t know what was going to happen that night. I was just so happy to be there.”
Then, after she won, the “Born This Way” singer said she was hanging out backstage with her sister before leaving the awards show without telling anyone.
“Tiffany’s started freaking out. They were like, ‘She’s gone! She left with the diamond!’ I actually went to go hang out with Madonna at her manager’s house. And I got to the house and I was just chilling with Madonna while all these security guards were side-eyeing me from every corner of the room. Every time I hugged someone, they would get a little closer to make sure it was still on,” she recalled. “And then I left and I really wanted to go to Taco Bell. All of a sudden the car got pulled over by Tiffany’s security and it was very politely removed from my neck.”
For those who missed it, at the time, Tiffany & Co. Chief Artistic Officer, Reed Krakoff announced, in a statement, that the 34-year-old would wear the stunning piece of jewelry.
He said, “Lady Gaga is the ultimate creator, innovator and rule breaker, and I’m thrilled that she will be wearing the legendary Tiffany Diamond on the awards show red carpet for the first time since it was discovered 141 years ago.”
We bet he didn’t think she’d try to show it off at Taco Bell!
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