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Lady GaGa Teeters Down Her Own Style Timeline During Her VMAs Performance

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Starting off in an avant-garde milk carton look, Lady GaGa brought her signature weird to the VMA stage Sunday night with a medley of looks demanding Applause.

Once she stripped from her all-white, head-to-toe milk piece, GaGa danced like the black swan in a black, glittering, one-piece suit that was soon layered with an equally shimmering blue blazer and skirt.

And then, just like magic (and the speedy hands of back-up dancers), GaGa donned a wig a la Just Dance and paid homage to the beginning of her mainstream career.

Soon she'd strip again, back down to the sparkling suit to convey the feel for her next look — the classic yellow blonde Telephone wig.

A timeline of her career already?

But the ghosts of GaGa past finally bowed as the fashion of GaGa present arrived in the form of her sea-shelled mermaid look from the Applause video — voluminous hair and all.

Did the self-gifted style tribute work for U?

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69 comments to “Lady GaGa Teeters Down Her Own Style Timeline During Her VMAs Performance”

  1. jnp says – reply to this


    1

    so creative, thank god for gaga

  2. Little Monster says – reply to this


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    Breathtaking performance from Gaga , as always

  3. Daniel says – reply to this


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    I personally thought it was a descent performance. Not usually a big Gaga fan, but this was not bat a'tall compared to her past ones. She toned it down a bit and just appeared to have a lot of fun with the show. I love her sea-shell outfit at the end, as well.

    It's funny, at first I thought she was being booed, but that was actually part of the soundtrack. That certainly would've been awkward if it wasn't.

    Either way, I loved the performance and I do plan to buy Applause after that.
    Keep it up, Gaga! I'm liking the new style.

  4. really says – reply to this


    4

    that wasss sooooooo boring!

  5. YAWN says – reply to this


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    MEDIOCRE- JUST LIKE HER SONGs, FASHION AND ART! :(

  6. Myrianna says – reply to this


    6

    FABULEUSE!
    Gaga est là pour rester!
    Perez, arrête de faire la Diva!



  7. 7

    for someone who went to school and knows all about theatre, you really are daft. Gaga is now her own producer, she makes the call on what her music sounds like. Applause is her way of making fun of the so called music that supposedly is good nowadays. She is making fun of herself to prove a point that people followed her, when in actuality she was a spectacle. You really should stop bullying her, and start understanding her artistry.

  8. cez says – reply to this


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    I did not like the Lady GaGa performance. It was horrible and her awkward dancing did not help at all. Perez is definitely right, a timeline of her career was just lame.

  9. Brad says – reply to this


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    wow Perez, I can almost taste the bitterness in your review of her performance. I think she did a great job! I'm by no means a little monster, but I was entertained by what she did!

  10. Bill says – reply to this


    10

    Wow you notched this up quick didn't you mr negativity! Why do you have to be so bitter? It's such a hideous trait in a human being. You really need to grow up because the majority of the planet will be on gaga's side, no matter how many people there is that don't like her, i'm sure she will always have the advantage when it comes to a competition of respect against the likes of you. Do something productive with your time. Child.

  11. Ivan says – reply to this


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    I wanted to love it….I really REALLY wanted to be amazed….But given the timing of her performance (New Album soon…Applause release…all the media around it)…..She needed to really blow the roof off….For lady Gaga being LADY GAGA….It was not up to the caliber of where it should be at this point in her career….

  12. Skunk With Wigs says – reply to this


    12

    High-school musical at best !!!!!!!!!! :D

  13. Bill says – reply to this


    13

    Re: enoughisenough84 – I'm sure he did and does understand her artistry, he's just choosing to be a turd because he's bitter.

  14. SunSHINE says – reply to this


    14

    STUPID AND OVER THE TOP LAME AS ALWAYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  15. icantbetamed says – reply to this


    15

    Atleast Lady Gaga does have a career to make a timeline about. Perez has nothing. Not even a career. And he keeps trashing celebrities mainly GaGa lately. He promotes his so called Perezism but none of his doings really stand for it. You have a baby and everybody thought you'll be mature enough to grow up but no, you're still the same mean ass person that you are. I really hope your baby doesn't grow up to be like you. There's nothing about you worth admiring.

    TLDR; You es a sad little monkey jealous of somebody's success that you know you'll never have.

  16. M says – reply to this


    16

    to me seems more like a canvas than a milk carton… hmmmm anyway perez probably can only see things as what they are superficially

  17. There you go !!! says – reply to this


    17

    Nsync slays Gaga's performance…..HHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA



  18. 18

    I th ought GaGa's performance was great! She fit a lot into a short time span andit was great to take us on a quick journey up til now!!!!

  19. Vegas-sih says – reply to this


    19

    Tacky as usual. This is not art. This is The Edge of Glory (American idol performance) pt 2

  20. jkl says – reply to this


    20

    i loved gaga's performance. perez, you're off on this one. sorry, man. it's true.

  21. Real says – reply to this


    21

    I can't stand Gaga, but you are being so obvious about your personal feelings. Take this suggestion: don't report on her at all anymore because you can't do it objectively. You thought her past performances (which were WAY weirder by the way) were legendary, moving, paving a path, blah blah, blah. And now all of a sudden she's weird? Dude the weird train has come and gone with Lady Gaga. Moving on, PLEASE! For you're readers, just stop. XOXO #bethebiggerperson #letitgo #professionalism #ifyoucan'tsayanythingnice #don'tsayanythingatall

  22. Artsy Fartsy says – reply to this


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    changing wigs and costumes….creative? Zzzzzzz



  23. 23

    Where is this bitterness you all are describing. It's so obvious how stupid most of you are.

  24. Alexis says – reply to this


    24

    LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!!!!

  25. Alexis says – reply to this


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  26. 26

    She still looked better than you at One Night in Brooklyn… Maybe you should look yourself in the mirror first…

  27. mw says – reply to this


    27

    Seriously are you drunk right now? This seems a little nut-so!

  28. mia says – reply to this


    28

    Loved her performance. You are such a bully! So much for changing your negative ways.

  29. Reagan says – reply to this


    29

    I just watched it a 2nd time and her performance was good. Nothing ground breaking. At first I was thinking how embarrassing letting someone see your wig cap but you have to rewatch it again. I didn't know she was going through her timeline of outfits until I a read a post about it. Now everything makes more sense.

  30. MizzBooBoo says – reply to this


    30

    YES! i loved it, thought it was great!

  31. DJ says – reply to this


    31

    TIRED

  32. itsmylife says – reply to this


    32

    someone is jealous of gaga :) who is sliimy?



  33. 33

    LADY GAGA IS QUEEN OF POP!!!
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  34. Cassandra says – reply to this


    34

    Gaga is no longer relevant.

  35. lala says – reply to this


    35

    Gaga was given props to a Doctor Who character named Cassandra.



  36. 36

    well shes copied eveyone else she may s well copied herself.

  37. richsp says – reply to this


    37

    Wow HOT BODY!! Was starting to look a little Amy W … Now fix the fucking hair and stop bleaching it for 6-8 months!! Great curves on the ass, how ever you did that!! SWEET!!

  38. lacey says – reply to this


    38

    Love her! #artist



  39. 39

    i actually loved it and the song has been stuck in my head since! i don't know but i wasn't like expecting much from the vmas.. loved the performance tho!

  40. Timeless says – reply to this


    40

    Bully.

  41. c says – reply to this


    41

    Amazing performance.

    At least she has a timeline, Perez. You just went from fat and bitchy to skinny and bitchy. You can lose the weight, but you'll always be an ugly bitter queen with no one who really cares about you. #andyouwonderwhyyouresingle #foreveralone #atleastiknowimmean

    Lady Gaga… Actually ANYONE —> Perez Hilton

  42. ivan says – reply to this


    42

    To understand this performance you need to readd some art history

  43. Meow says – reply to this


    43

    She looked amazing! Her body looked great and performance was even better. She has had it difficult for a while dealing with sickness and hip surgery-I loved she not using that as an excuse..because her performance was one of my favorite out of the whole show!

    And her timeline was her thanking her fans for the applause from the beginning of her career to where she is now! Don't try to twist something that is not there!

  44. Cindy says – reply to this


    44

    Everyone needs to back the f*%ck off Perez! Lady Gaga's path in life has nothing to do with him or his comments. Lady Gaga "jumped the shark" long ago when she went to the music awards show as Joe Calderone in 2011. I believe she is a very talented artist. She has a great voice & she has a great ability to write songs. However, over time her talents have become obscured & over shadowed by her need to be shocking, provocative & just plain ridiculous! She needs to stop trying to be so outlandish & freakish with every performance & just let her voice and natural talent be the performance. Her need to keep relevant & popular by putting on freak shows has warped her mind & she is constantly going to extremes that some one of her talent does not need to do!

  45. @v@ says – reply to this


    45

    It was entertaining. Strong visuals, and that was a busy number. It's kind of hard to take your eyes off when she's on a roll. Song is solid.



  46. 46

    Don't get me wrong, I love Lady Gaga, but I feel lying to people about an injury to cover up a pregnancy isn't right. It's only sad to me how the public will believe anything. The injury she "claims" to have endured would NEVER have allowed her to be able to move the way she did during the show last night. You guys need to do your research and put the facts together. I personally do not like being lied to by friends OR people I looked up to.

  47. Jen says – reply to this


    47

    I am a fan of yours but this constant slamming of Gaga is getting old. You were her biggest fan when it suited you. Let it go if you don't like her. You don't have to keep criticizing her. You're sounding like a bully again.



  48. 48

    wow Mario. Could you be any more bitter. Seriously? It wasn't a "milk" outfit. It was a blank canvas, hence the square canvas on her face. And what doesn't everyone get about Applause, its a song for us, the fans. She lives for our applause, meaning, she lives for us. We love her. What's wrong with looking back at the evolution of her career? She's making art. Give it up. If you can't be clearly biased, don't bother. I have been a Perez.com reader for 8 years now. I think I'll be seeking an alternate website for my celebrity news. Signed one disappointed ex fan

  49. Ann says – reply to this


    49

    GaGa is a class act. Always gorgeous!

  50. ChrisO says – reply to this


    50

    bully :|

  51. calin says – reply to this


    51

    Re: enoughisenough84 – Artestry really, funny monster, such a kidder!!!

  52. GagAgain says – reply to this


    52

    She put that booing into the show on purpose as a good cover for the fact there was real booing in the audience. she got no standing ovation LOL.

  53. HipScar says – reply to this


    53

    Where is the Hip Scar? This woman definitely proves that she is NO dancer.

  54. Just give it up says – reply to this


    54

    Re: SICK AMERICA LOL ! – Let me guess: You're white, Christian and a Republican Neocon, right? I dare you to call the next Italian man you meet a WOP head to his face but I'm pretty sure you're all talk. Time to go back into mommy's basement and get off the computer.

  55. GagArtist says – reply to this


    55

    Why does Lady Gaga always have to say "I'm and artist. What I do is art" Who does that? Artists who are real artists just do their art. They don't go around having to remind people so literally every time they turn around "I'm an artist. What I do is art" She is so lame. Are her fans that dumb that without her telling them so blatantly they wouldn't get it.

    I mean wearing that canvas on her face. She's screaming "Look at me. I'm an artist. I have to tell people, or else they wouldn't know." So Literally. It's so very lame.

  56. Alyssa says – reply to this


    56

    It was a great, fun performance that deserves our applause!

  57. keddie says – reply to this


    57

    ok we get it. you guys aren't friends anymore. leave her alone. it's starting to feel like the old bullying Perez. i really enjoy you column and point of view but enough with the gaga bashing. and btw i'm not really a fan of hers.



  58. 58

    For the people saying her dancing was awkward- SHE RECENTLY HAD HIP SURGERY! She broke her hip! Her injury was so bad she almost needed a full hip replacement, all that considered she did amazing. And people will probably say maybe she should have waited to perform, but what is she gonna do wait forever? She keeps working and going till she's exhausted, because she cares that much about being there for her fans. And it's not even about the dancing, her performances always take a tremendous amount of effort and creativity, and her voice also sounded incredible. Also, if they were still friends Perez would be praising this out of his mind. I also wish people who knew nothing about certain artists or about performing, would go find something else to do with their lives than be negative.



  59. 59

    Re: keddie
    thanks for saying this, this is what i've been thinking lately! He just needs to let it go.



  60. 60

    Re: kellycela1Re: kellycela1
    oh and I know her hip surgery wasn't yesterday, but still, to bounce back from that is amazing!!!

  61. Anne says – reply to this


    61

    Gaga's Performance is not the best. NSync Slayed it because of all the people didn't see them performed in How many years. sooo it's a show. And as for Mr. Perez hilton. Stop being so desperate. I Mean gaga kinda move on. hbu? Stop acting so CHILDISH



  62. 62

    Somebody put her back in the water!

  63. Liz says – reply to this


    63

    GaGa was fabulous, katy Perry cannot even stand int he same room as her- anyone who says otherwise is crazy or biased with an Agenda.

  64. MimoMe says – reply to this


    64

    Re: Cindy – STFU you make zero sense and if you want to preach that bs, go post it to Miley Cyrus.

  65. lili says – reply to this


    65

    this is what you can call a performance
    God save the queen madonna

  66. lili says – reply to this


    66

    Click below to watch a real performance
    god save the Queen madonna

  67. spinthesky says – reply to this


    67

    Didn't he love Miley's performance? Um, his opinion is beyond invalid. Can Katy Perry publicly kick him to the curb already too?

  68. Jose Garcia says – reply to this


    68

    I'm honestly not a fan of Gaga but I thought she was the best performer in the show. She had so much energy. She always puts on a unique show. Katy Perry's show was soooo fucking boring. Mileys just slutty….

  69. Twatter says – reply to this


    69

    Lolololol omg you are so silly. I guess this is what happens when a 30 year old single gay male decides to become a 22 year old girl's groupie. Being the sociopath you are you kept track of ALL the dirt you encountered while following her at her heels…you know…just in case it went sour and you ended up being exposed for the freak you are. Eventually this happened when just by chance you were looking to move into her apartment building…but you didn't know she lived there………. She distances herself from you so you start some fatal attraction shit and attempt to ruin her career. She then threatens and even goes forward with revealing the psychopathic temper tantrums you threw on her and you run and have a baby and spew some "she's a drug addict don't trust her" nonsense while still focusing all your energy on covering up how mentally fucked you are. Maybe keep in mind for your next bash post about her that you're just about a decade older and you have a child you should be setting an example for. On that note, why not divert some energy into figuring out how you'll explain to your teenage son that you started your career drawing dicks and jizz on celebs faces and sexually harassing a 16 year old Zac Efron….