Lady Gaga won eight awards at last night’s VMAs, almost making MTV Video Music Awards history, but it’s her meat dress that’s grabbed the most headlines today.
Most of Lady Gaga’s awards were for her Bad Romance video. Watch it here if you’ve forgotten what the fuss is all about.
“I was so nervous for tonight that I would let my fans down,” Gaga told the crowd as she accepted her final award for video of the year.
In true Gaga style, the singer wore a different outfit to receive each of her awards.
Gaga picked up one award in a meat dress that appeared to be made of slices of raw beef.
And another in a pair of Alexander McQueen’s famous animal heels.
Cher presented Lady Gaga with her final award, for Video Of The Year and as a thank you to her ‘Little Monsters’, Gaga revealed the name of her new album – Born This Way.
Performing part of a new song acapella, Gaga sang: “How beautiful in my way cuz God makes no mistakes. I’m on the right track. Baby, I was born this way.”
Gaga had demanded asked that the red carpet outside LA’s Nokia Theatre was replaced by a white one – as part of her Like a Virgin theme, in honour of Madonna. A source told The Mirror: “Her dressing room was stocked with white tea sets, Smile Studio teeth whitening, white flowers, white sofas… Everything was ice white.”
Lagging behind Lady Gaga were Eminem and Jay-Z who won two gongs each, whilst Justin Bieber walked off with the award for Best New Artist.
Gaga’s eight VMA gongs puts her on a par with a-ha, who won the same number of awards in the1986 VMAs. Only British rocker Peter Gabriel holds more, as he won nine VMAs in 1987. But he didn’t wear a meat dress.
Here’s the full list of MTV VMAs winners.
Best Collaboration: Lady GaGa ft. Beyonce Knowles – “Telephone”
Best Female Video: Lady GaGa – “Bad Romance”
Best Male Video: Eminem – “Not Afraid”
Best Hip-Hop Video: Eminem – “Not Afraid”
Best New Artist: Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris – “Baby”
Best Pop Video: Lady GaGa – “Bad Romance”
Best Rock Video: 30 Seconds to Mars – “Kings and Queens”
Best Dance Music Video: Lady GaGa – “Bad Romance”
Video of the Year: Lady GaGa – “Bad Romance”
Best Art Direction: Florence and the Machine – “Dog Days Are Over”
Best Choreography: Lady GaGa – “Bad Romance”
Best Cinematography: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Best Direction: Lady GaGa – “Bad Romance”
Best Editing: Lady GaGa – “Bad Romance”
Best SFX (Special Effects): Muse – “Uprising”
Breakthrough Video: The Black Keys – “Tighten Up”
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