Award shows and the afterparties that follow it are great opportunities for celebrities to have a good time and let loose for a while. That’s exactly what Lady Gaga did after she attended the 2019 Oscars.
It seems like she enjoyed the night too much, though.
An Oops Moment
During a recent virtual appearance on ‘The Graham Norton Show,’ the 34-year-old pop star talked about a run-in she had with security guards after she left the Academy Awards last February 2019.
Recalling the night, she shared how she got stopped by security while she was trying to go on a Taco Bell run. The reason: an iconic Tiffany & Co. necklace valued at $30 million.
The ‘Rain on Me’ singer was still wearing the valuable piece out, and the guards didn’t seem to be too happy about it.
Can you blame them, though? The necklace, which features a 128-carat yellow diamond, is one of Tiffany & Co.’s most well-known pieces.
Its claim to fame is that the late Audrey Hepburn wore it during press promotions for her classic 1961 film ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’ It hasn’t been worn publicly until Lady Gaga donned the piece in 2019.
In case you forgot, the 2019 Oscars awards night was a significant one for the ‘A Star is Born’ actress. She’s been nominated for two awards and managed to bring home the best original song trophy for ‘Shallow.’
To celebrate, Lady Gaga admitted that she and her sister knocked back some champagne in the backstage. She then left the venue, still wearing the diamond necklace, and went to hang out with fellow pop superstar Madonna.
Serious about guarding the valuable necklace, Lady Gaga’s security detail continued to accompany her. The ‘Stupid Love’ singer even noted how the guards would get a little closer every time she hugged someone as if making sure that the necklace was still on.
Politely Taken Back
Unfortunately, it seems like the otherwise patient guards reached their limit when Lady Gaga tried to go out and get some Taco Bell.
As she shared, her car got pulled over by Tiffany’s security, and the necklace was ‘politely’ taken from her neck.
Here’s to hoping the incident didn’t turn off Tiffany & Co. forever from letting the star borrow some of their pieces for other red carpet events.