She'd just won an Oscar a few hours earlier and a blinged-out Lady Gaga needed tacos. But there were a million reasons why that was a bad idea… 30 million reasons, actually.
While appearing on "The Graham Norton Show" Friday, the singer recalled heading to Taco Bell following the 2019 Academy Awards while still wearing her jewelry: the $30 million "Tiffany Diamond."
Tiffany security, whose sole job was to protect the legendary diamond that night, stopped her before making a "run for the border."
"I didn't know what was going to happen that night — I was just so happy to be there," Gaga said. "My sister and I were barreling through champagne backstage and when we left, I didn't tell anyone, and I still had the diamond on."
Gaga, who won Best Original Song for "Shallow" from the film "A Star Is Born" that evening, said people were doing double takes as they saw her outside of the award's show while still donning the 128.54 carat diamond.
"Everyone freaked out that I was still wearing it," she said. "When I went to Madonna's house, security guards were side-eyeing me."
After building a hunger at Madonna's afterparty, Gaga went on a late night snack run.
"Eventually, when we were heading to Taco Bell, my car was pulled over," Gaga said, "and Tiffany's security politely removed it from my neck!"
The cushion-cut yellow stone — dubbed the "Tiffany Diamond" — has quite the history, as it was previously worn by Audrey Hepburn. The New York Post noted that it is the most expensive piece of Oscars jewelry ever worn.