Lady Gaga is certainly one brave lady as she is reportedly battling it out with hip-hop power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z to buy Michael Jackson’s former home, the Neverland ranch.
Married couple Beyonce and Jay-Z are believed to have viewed the sprawling £18.9 million property, which Michael bought in 1988 and turned into a theme park, late last year and are said to be keen to turn it into the headquarters for their growing business empire.
Could Lady Gaga become the next owner of Michael Jackson’s former Neverland Ranch (WENN)
While Beyonce and Jay-Z may have big plans for the estate, they may have some fierce competition coming their way with reports that Lady Gaga is also eyeing up the property.
The ‘Born This Way’ singer is believed to be keen on keeping it as a theme park as Michael had done and has plans to open it up to the public with a zoo and amusement park.
“Jay-Z has deeper pockets than Gaga and is willing to outbid her if need be,” a source told Heat magazine.
“It’s near his good friend Oprah Winfrey’s estate and she’s encouraging him to go ahead with the renovation plans, so Gaga will probably be left out in the cold.”
It’s no secret that Gaga is a fan of Neverland with a friend of the singer’s revealing that she is “obsessed” with Michael, who died in 2009.
“Lady Gaga is obsessed with Michael. She’s become good friends with his sister La Toya and would love more than anything else to restore Neverland to its original state,” a source told The Sun in January.
“His kids are all desperate to hold on to their childhood home so they can decide what they want to do with it properly when they’ve grown up. Gaga would love to help with the financial costs by buying a share.”