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Phoebe Bridgers' Busted 'SNL' Guitar Sells For Over $100,000 at GLAAD Auction

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Phoebe Bridgers performs 'I Know the End' on 'Saturday Night Live,' February 6, 2021.

For all of the controversy and backlash it caused, Phoebe Bridgers' guitar that she smashed to bits on the stage of Saturday Night Live became quite the item of interest during GLAAD's latest auction.

On Sunday (April 11), GLAAD closed their online auction in support of the GLAAD Media Awards, where the organization sold off vacations, pieces of art, and much more.

Among the items auctioned off, Bridgers' busted-up guitar sold for the highest amount, going for a whopping $101,500.

“Phoebe Bridgers’ unforgettable SNL guitar smash has now gone from a much-buzzed-about performance and morphed into an important moment of giving back to the LGBTQ community," Anthony Ramos, GLAAD's head of talent tells Billboard in an email statement. "Phoebe is such a visible, out powerhouse in the music industry and we knew that the item was special, but we were so pleasantly surprised to see such a large amount of money raised that will go directly into our work to support and uplift LGBTQ people. Thank you, Phoebe!”

The indie rock star went viral for smashing her Danelectro Dano '56 guitar on SNL, especially when David Crosby chimed in, calling her stunt on the show "pathetic" and "stupid." Bridgers responded in kind by retweeting the 79-year-old rockers name and labeling him a "little b---h."

Bridgers was nominated at this year's GLAAD Media Awards for outstanding breakthrough music artist, which ultimately went to rapper Chika for her debut EP Industry Games. "I made it here by the Northern winds, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to sit here and sing these songs and not give anyone credit, especially the people who gave birth to me and my management," she said in her cheeky acceptance speech. "So thank you guys, from Chika and Chika only, not Warner, and not the band behind me. Just me."

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