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  1. yawn says

    As if Andrew Dice Clay was the first guy with black hair to smoke a cigarette.

    You people really need to let this “copying” meme go. You look more ridiculous all the time.

  2. Tim says

    Oh, it was ADC! I thought it was that dude from My Cousin Vinny doing a scene from The Outsiders. Then when he started singing and dancing I realized it was a scene from Grease.

  3. Richard Farias says

    Much as I like Lady Gaga, I think Rise Against’s “Make it Stop (September’s Children)” was more deserving of the award than “Born This Way.”

  4. Gregoire says

    I know I’ll be in the minority here, but I thought Gaga’s man act was hilarious and so ‘meta’, especially when compared to clueless Britney on stage. Gaga knows how to create TV moments that polarize. She’s a better celebrity than she is a singer (yet another thing she rips off from Madonna!)

  5. IAN F says

    Did she fell off the piano when they cut away? The whole thing was too overwrought. Has there been an award show in the last two tears that she hasn’t performed at? I need a break.

  6. Thomas says

    I’d like to point out that you all are being overly critical of the person who for a THIRD year in a row thanked the Queer community while winning her VMA, then went on to deliver a speech about acceptance. Which I think was all the more powerful this year, with Tyler The Creator (a gross homophobic, sexist, pig) winning the award for Best New Artist.

    The VMA’s were good this year but, GaGa’s drag king monologue, nor the spawn of Sasha Fierce, win the award for best moment of the night. That goes to Jesse J for singing No Scrubs directly after Chris Browns bonkers flying preacher routine.

  7. Jake says

    @RICHARD FARIAS Yes, because the lyrics are directly talking about LGBT people. Oh wait, they are not its the video, its implying anyone and anything. Only Gaga had the balls to address the issue with lyrics head on.

  8. Amicus says

    I loved how she totally turned our perceptions of her on our collective heads, by showing us her masculine alter-ego and inviting us all to look at our masculinity and femininity in a more accepting and empowering way. I like this song more after this performance.

  9. mike27 says

    Anyone who thinks this woman does not have talent is just not doing their research. Look up her performance of “The Edge of Glory” on Howard Stern’s show. When are we going to learn to embrace are allies? It should be easy with someone as talented as this.

  10. Rovex says

    I thank her for being pro-gay, Its brilliant that she doesnt water it down or take our money while saying little (unlike Madge), however it doesn’t mean i think he act is anything more than attention seeking. She is still not very original, or terribly interesting and i dont think her acts are telling us anything.

    ‘I loved how she totally turned our perceptions of her on our collective heads, by showing us her masculine alter-ego and inviting us all to look at our masculinity and femininity in a more accepting and empowering way. I like this song more after this performance.

    Posted by: Amicus | Aug 29, 2011 1:20:44 AM’

    WAY to much credit given. Its just a pop star in drag, it isnt that deep or clever.

  11. Brian in Texas says

    Whether you like her or not, she gave a very memorable opening performance. What was most impressive was the monologue before the song. She’s actually not a bad actress. In this age of auto-tune and lip syncing it’s very refreshing to see someone just sit cold at a piano and play and sing beautifully.

  12. reallywha says

    The thing that’s ridiculous about MTV (and makes it all the more worthwhile that Gaga was doing her thing and at least promoting acceptance) was mtv turned around and awarded BEST NEW ARTIST an incredibly homophobic violent and misogynistic rapper Tyler the Creator. We need more gagas than ever.

  13. Tonic says

    Another rip-off performance. She stole from Annie Lenox AND Elvis. She stole from my friend Abe, who looks exactly like this guy. She stole the twang from country music. She stole the monologue from Andrew Dice Clay. She stole her stance on the piano from Tori Amos. She stole her clothes from the GREASE. She stole some of her dance moves from Janet Jackson. She stole the guitarist from Queen…

    It gets old when people constantly act like EVERYTHING is supposed to be original. NOTHING is original.

  14. mike128 says

    I thought this was an amazing performance. Particularly the monologue. People in the audience seemed to have no idea what to make of it. Loved the shot of Justin Beiber – what was that kid wearing?

  15. jason says

    If Lady Gaga is so gay-friendly, why did she censor the word “gay” when she performed Born This Way on the Good Morning America show just two months back? She comes across as a politician who will say and do anything depending on the audience.

  16. jason says

    MTV is extremely hypocritical. It plays both sides of the fence. It claims to be gay-friendly but then promotes extremely homophobic acts. Think about this before supporting MTV.

  17. QJ201 says

    1) Adam Levine has been totally vindicated after last night’s messy VMAs

    2) If Gaga ripped off or paid homage to anyone last night it was Andy Kaufman… staying in character saying somewhat pointless things all to make people uncomfortable.

  18. Mrs. SIppi says

    Every time I see one of her performances, I think, holy crap this huge pop star is actually singing. That alone is worth something. But then it’s like every time I see her speak she talks about GLBT civil rights. Make no mistake, she is education thousands. Inartfully sometimes, yes, but it’s good work and she’s doing it.

  19. Christian says

    “MTV is extremely hypocritical. It plays both sides of the fence. It claims to be gay-friendly but then promotes extremely homophobic acts. Think about this before supporting MTV.” – agree x 200000

    I can’t be the only person who thinks Gaga’s general drag just sucks. She hardly looks like a man at all. Budweiser, greasy hair/shirt, and a cigarette do not a male make. Google the girl doing her Jared Leto drag and get back to me.

  20. La Garza says

    Ugh. For such a “rebel”, I smell a stinker. She can’t even smoke properly and that beer barely even touched her tongue. At least the dude’s got sideburns.

  21. Joel says

    Oh Gaga, love you. The opening monolouge followed by the song reminded me of the “Roxie” number from “Chicago”. Don’t know if the dancers were needed, but Brian May was a nice touch.

  22. Andalusian Dog says

    Nothing IS original, that’s one of the main points of Gaga’s entire performance oeuvre. It was a great performance, and I am not a Gaga fan, just an observer. Well done!

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