Lady Gaga Receives Judy Garland's Ruby Slippers For Her Birthday

March 29, 2011 By:
Lady Gaga Receives Judy Garland's Ruby Slippers For Her Birthday

Last night Lady Gaga worked on her 25th Birthday as she performed to a sold out crowd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. But one things for sure--Gaga is no typical 25 year-old.

So what does someone like Lady Gaga want for her birthday? An island? A Ferrari? Some diamonds? How about a pair of ruby red slippers?

While on stage Gaga revealed that she had received a pair of Judy Garland's original ruby red slippers that was used in the film, "The Wizard of Oz."

“Little did they know that I have a real background with these shoes,” said Gaga.

Gaga confessed she's had her eyes on these slippers since the 8th grade when she tried to land the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz school play. Unfortunately for Gaga, she lost the role to a bully that was a senior.

“I will never forget it because I wanted to be Dorothy so bad," said Gaga. "I was in 8th grade and she was a senior. I definitely deserved to get it, but I didn’t get it. I remember she would speak in the dressing room while she was getting ready, I was one of the people in the chorus, the worst role.

"She used to pour Coca Cola on her shoes to keep her from slipping on stage. She would pour Coca Cola on her shoes and look at me and say...”just in case I slip.”

An emotional Gaga went on to say, "On behalf of myself and all of those bullied around the world, now these fucking ruby slippers are mine.”

Right before Gaga went into singing her latest hit 'Born This Way' she said, "When you don’t feel like Dorothy today, maybe you feel like someone on the chorus or the Scare Crow or maybe you feel like the Tin Man or the Wicked Witch--just know you will have opportunities in your real life to change things and maybe someone, somebody will hand you a pair of ruby slippers."

It was definitely a emotional and memorable night for Lady Gaga. Over 20,000 of her little monsters sang Happy Birthday to her as a cake was brought up on stage. This brought Lady Gaga to tears as she hugged one of her backup dancers and cried.

What was the Queen of Pop's Birthday wish? Happiness for all her fans.

As for the bully in Lady Gaga's school who played Dorothy, she is currently playing the role of the Wicked Witch. So fitting.