Lady Gaga dominated the MTV VMAs on Sunday, Sept. 12 and showed her support for gay rights.
At the start of the show, Gaga walked the white carpet with four servicemen and women who had been discharged from the armed services for being openly gay or bisexual, a violation of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. She discussed their plight on the carpet.
VMA award winners typically thank their bands, managers, fans, studio and video directors during acceptance speeches. Gaga did that and more. Gaga thanked her gay audience by shouting them out during her win for Best Female Video for her Bad Romance clip, thanking “all the gays for remixing this video over and over.”
Gaga entered the VMAs with an unprecedented 13 nominations. She took home 8 Moon Men statues.
- Video of the Year: Bad Romance
- Best Female video: Bad Romance
- Best Pop Video: Bad Romance
- Best Dance Video: Bad Romance
- Best Collaboration: Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé – Telephone
- Best Choreography: Bad Romance
- Best Editing: Bad Romance
- Best Direction: Bad Romance
Gaga made good on a promise to fans to reveal the name of her upcoming album/new single if she won for Video of the Year. She not only dropped the title, Born This Way, she also sang the hook of the song.
An unofficial remix of Born This Way using a sample of Gaga singning the hook of the song from the VMAs by Djs Drew G & Brian Cua has been released on the web . Click and listen.