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Thursday, 21st February 2013
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Gaga lipstick-marked cup raises money for tsunami victims

Lady Gaga has used her fame to help raise funds for those affected by Japan's 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

A cup which bears her lipstick marks has been sold at a charity auction and succeeded in raising an impressive 7.7 million yen (GB£49,338).

The award-winning recording artist drank from the teacup during a press conference for Music For Japan, an event put together by MTV following the disaster.

This is not the first time the singer has donated her time to help victims of the tsunami. She wrote a song for a charity album that was put together soon after the tragedy.

In 2011, during a press conference the 26-year-old suggested that she would like to use her celebrity to encourage people to support Japan by visiting it.

She said: "I would like to use my position here today and all week long to run around Tokyo and enjoy the beautiful city, and kiss all the beautiful little monsters and scream at the top of my lungs that everyone should visit this beautiful place".

Written by Mark Smith

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