We hear about rock stars getting banned from Holiday Inns all the time, but it takes a special kind of skill to get yourself banned from an ENTIRE COUNTRY! That’s dedication, friends. But still, that’s happened to quite a few musicians over the years!
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.
Lady Gaga found herself in an unusual position last week: Second place. By rushing “Applause”—the first single from her highly anticipated ARTPOP LP—to market in order to combat leaks, she placed herself in direct competition with the juggernaut that is the Katy Perry Machine. So when Gaga came out on the losing end of that battle, the pressure on her to deliver a stunning opening performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards really intensified. And guess what? She delivered.
The 2013 MTV Music Video Awards are this Sunday and while most elements are left for surprise, we know for certain the live performances are going to be smokin’ hot. Two of the performers already announced are fearless fashionistas Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.
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