Lady Gaga's childhood piano, which she used to write her first song at the age of 5, failed to sell at an auction In New York. It was offered by Los Angeles-based Julien Auction as part of a "Music Icons" memorabilia sale at the Hard Rock Café.

According to Sky News, before the sale the upright was estimated to be worth $100,000-$200,000 (£68,900-£138,000). But bids on the piano failed to reach its reserve price, and so it didn't sell. A spokeswoman for the auction house would not disclose the reserve price, the lowest amount a seller will accept for an item. It also was not clear if the piano would be offered for sale again.

More than More than 85 Elvis Presley items also auctioned. They included a 1969 Gibson Dove guitar made for the legendary singer by his father, which went for $334,000.

Gaga stands up for Kesha

Gaga recently took to Twitter showcasing her disapproval with Kesha being pulled from her performance at the Billboard Music Awards, comparing Dr Luke to a Disney villian.

Kesha has claimed that the producer had been sexually abusing her for more than a decade, and went to court to in an attempt to break her contract with Dr Luke's record label, Kemosabe Records. The court sided with Dr Luke's label. Now the firm has cancelled her 22 May gig, due to concerns that she would comment about the court battle.

Kesha was due to take to the stage on Sunday, where it was reported she would be making a "statement performance" and would be addressing her well-documented sexual assault case. After getting wind of what she reportedly had planned, Kemosabe Records blocked her from performing.

Evidently team Kesha, Gaga suggested Kesha was enslaved, saying "Listen Ursula, we want her voice back. #freeKesha (sic)."

Kesha spoke to her fans through Instagram: "I was very excited to perform a tribute to Bob Dylan by singing a cover of It Ain't Me, Babe at the Billboard awards this year," she wrote on Instagram.

"I'm very sad and sorry to say I won't be allowed to do this. I just wanted to make very clear that this performance was about me honoring one of my favorite songwriters of all time and has never had anything at all to do with Dr. Luke.

"I was never going to use a picture of him, speak of him or allude to my legal situation in any way. I simply wanted to sing a song I love to honor an artist I have always looked up to. Thank u all for the continued support."

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Lady Gaga celebrated her 30th birthday on 28 March 2016 Reuters/Adrees Latif