Lady Gaga Reveals the Inspiration Behind Her Heartbeats Headphones

11/24/2009 at 06:01 PM ET

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While Lady Gaga may be known for her totally over-the-top creations these days, she tells PEOPLE that her new Heartbeats jewel-inspired headphones were actually inspired by her favorite jackets she wore growing up. “I wore studded leather jackets, me and my friends in New York,” Gaga said, at a launch event Monday for the headphones at Best Buy in LA. But of course, there are larger issues at play for the pop provocateur as well. “Lifestyle, grit, passion and love for music, freedom. These were the things I thought about when we were designing [the headphones]. So they really reflect a headphone that I just think is really great looking and represents who I am.” The Heartbeats by Lady Gaga headphones are part of the Beats by Dr. Dre headphone collection from Monster, and will be sold at Best Buy’s new Club Beats department. You can also buy them at Amazon for about $100. –reporting by Jessica Wedemeyer


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In bad romance she sings “i want your leather studded kiss in the sand…”: now i see where she got it from! lol i love lady gaga! shes so great

anonymous on

I bought these headphones last at Best Buy and returned them last night as well. They ARE NOT worth the $100 price tag by any means!! Nothing against Lady Gaga but these are not something that I would want to put my name on!!

Sandy on

You’re crazy!!! I love my Heartbeats and think they sound great especially for 100 bucks. Plus they match my favorite Tokidoki bag ;) Now all i need is a studded leather jacket!

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Alex on

‘Anonymous’, why on earth would you return the Lady Gaga Heartbeats ? They are one of the best pair of earphones i ever bought. I realy like them

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