Back in 2009, Lady Gaga made her inaugural appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she arrived with Kermit the Frog as her date and closed the show in a red lace ensemble and bleeding from one eyeball. This year, the mother monster is scheduled to open the August 28th awards, which means undoubtedly that we are in for a strange, sartorially inspired treat. Behold: the promo.
Gaga is nominated for four VMAs, including Best Female Video and Best Video With a Message for “Born This Way,” as well as Best Art Direction and Best Choreography for “Judas,” which makes us think her opening set may be more of a medley than a single performance. Earlier this week, MTV released some slightly jazzier (and shorter) promos for fashion’s favorite popstar.
And if you, like us, still harbor the totally irrational hope that fellow performer Britney Spears will one day return to her pre breakdown glory, you can watch her promo below in which the VMA veteran wears a pair of black leather Alexander Wang spats: