Ever since Lady Gaga and Katy Perry unexpectedly dropped their new singles in the same week, everyone has been putting the two up against each other in a head to head war of the pop divas. The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards were no different. From red carpet fashions to show performances, we break down their night round by round.
Round 1: Pre-Show Hype
As soon as it was announced that Gaga was opening the show, the internet went into a frenzy. What would she do? Could she top her last performance? And then it leaked that Perry was going to close the show. Two queens on one stage?! It almost seemed unthinkable. Who would deliver the better performance? All the questions were being asked.
Winner: Lady Gaga
Gaga takes all the pre-show hype. It was cool to learn that Perry was performing but it was exciting to know that Gaga was opening the show. All the little monsters could tell you that.
Round 2: Red Carpet Fashion
Perry opted for a loud Emanuel Ungaro dress (the same design Coco Rocha wore to the 2013 Met Gala). Meanwhile, Gaga was more understated in an all-black look that recalled Angelina Jolie. The looks couldn’t have been more different.
Winner: Katy Perry
Her dress was loud, funky and fun. The perfect kind of VMA dress.