Lady Gaga was given an extra special birthday present by her manager’s before her show last night at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The singer was gifted one of five pairs of ruby slippers made for Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, which are valued at over forty thousand dollars.
Gaga told the audience that the gift represented more than one of the most iconic movies of all time. When she was in high school, she tried out for the role of Dorothy in the school play and wound up losing it to a school bully. She explained, “I wanted to be Dorothy so bad. I was in 8th grade and she was a senior. I definitely deserved to get it, but I didn’t get it. I was one of the people in the chorus, the worst role. On behalf of myself and all of those bullied around the world, now these ruby slippers are mine. When you don’t feel like Dorothy today, maybe you feel like someone on the chorus or the Scarecrow – just know you will have opportunities in your real life to change things and maybe someone will hand you a pair of ruby slippers.”
Pretty heartwarming story, I guess, but damn! Gaga needs to let go of high school. She’s performing on stage at the Staples Center while also explaining that she’s upset she didn’t get a big enough role in the school musical. She gets to be Lady Gaga and the girl from her high school is probably living in Pennsylvania and popping out some dude’s kids. Time to move on.