Lady Gaga to Open the MTV VMAs

August 19, 2011 By:
Lady Gaga to Open the MTV VMAs

The MTV VMA’s just got cooler. Lady Gaga announced that she’s going to be opening the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater on August 28th. Or actually her fans did.

When Gaga appeared at MTV’s Times Square to premiere her new music video “You and I”, there was a group of fans holding up a banner that read ‘Gaga to Open VMAs!’

Gaga is the queen of dramatic entrances. She arrived in an egg to the 2011 Grammy Awards, so if anyone knows how to make a grand entrance, it’s Gaga!

MTV released a full length VMA promo on Thursday night, which was the same night she debuted her ‘You and I’ music video. Fans got a tease of the promo earlier this week after Gaga posted a few clips featuring her hanging out with her crew—drinking, dancing and being merry.

Sitting at the piano during the shoot, Gaga tells the room, "I'm so happy my friends are here."

"I really wanted it to be real, and I knew that MTV wanted it to be a true documentation of my life, and as someone that lives halfway between reality and fantasy, so do all my friends," she told MTV on set. "So I felt [it would be] an injustice to not sort of honor them in this short film that we did."

And Gaga isn’t the only highlight of the night, MTV is going to honor Britney Spears with a lifetime achievement award. No stranger to the VMA stage, the Britney tribute will feature some of her most memorable MTV performances and interviews with the biggest stars in the biz.

Singers confirmed to take the stage for the Britney Spears tribute include: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Janet Jackson.

Britney is up for two moonmen awards including Best Pop video for ‘Till the World Ends’ and best Choreography.

Lady Gaga is also nominated for multiple nominations including Best Female Video for "Born This Way" and Best Art Direction And Best Choreography for "Judas."

Eminem, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj each have three 2011 VMA nominations, while Katy Perry is nominated for NINE nominations including Best Pop Video, Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction, Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Special Effects for "E.T." featuring Kanye West, and Video Of The Year and Best Female Video for "Firework," as well as Best Cinematography for "Teenage Dream." She might as well start drafting those acceptance speeches now.