The Lady Gaga juggernaut steamrolled the competition at this weekend’s 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The odd pop queen was crowned queen of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, winning eight coveted Moonmen — including Video of the Year for her hit futuristic clip “Bad Romance.” The viral sensation was revered for its skin-baring scenes and bizarre costumes.
Gaga was presented with the night’s biggest prize by nother larger-than-life diva â€” entertainment icon Cher. The Oscar winner showed up in an outfit very similar to the one she wore to the VMAs in 1989, when her “Turn Back Time” video was one of the most talked about of the year.
The flamboyant pop singer — as famous for her fashion sense as her musical talent — led this year’s nominees with 13 nominations. In fact, Gaga was followed in nods by Eminem, who came in a distant second with a respectable eight nominations.
Gaga — who got her start wowing dance crowds in gay clubs across America — thanked “The Gays” and hailed her beloved fans (whom she affectionately calls “Little Monsters”) “the cool kids at the party” as she accepted her prize for Best Female Video.
In addition to winning Best Female Video and Video of the Year for “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga also took home the prizes for Best Pop Bideo, Best Dance Video, and Best Choreography, Direction, and Editing. (Exhaling…) Gaga’s “Telephone” — featuring Beyonce — won for Best Collaboration.
The flamboyant pop singer tied Norwegian rock group A-Ha, whose “Take On Me” vid swept the awards in 1986, as the second most honored act on a single night. British rocker Peter Gabriel retains the 1987 record for nine competitive wins his innovative video “Sledgehammer.”
As Gaga took the stage to accept her final award, she teased fans by announcing the name of her new album: Born This Way.
On a more comical note: The outrageous singer wore an outfit sure to anger the zealots with People for the Ethical treatment of animals: a dress and chapeau made of cuts of meat! Gaga’s already in hot water with the animal rights group after covering an issue of Japanese Vogue adorned in a meat-made bikini.