I was kind of down on MTV‘s upcoming 2011 Video Music Awards (taking place in Los Angeles on August 28th) because of their lame ‘tribute’ to Britney Spears, don’t get me wrong I love Brit but I felt like the network was desperately trying to manufacture some buzz (for a network that rarely seems to deal with music this days being wrapped up with Teen Mom and Jersey Shore instead), but now they have actual real buzz because Lady Gaga announced that she’ll be opening the show and nearly shut down NYC’s Times Square while doing it! Gaga’s surprise performance will probably be the only reason to tune into the show this year (besides Adele), thankfully it’s taking place at the beginning. You must watch the promos below, I love the first one which combines her tracks Government Hooker and Heavy Metal Lover, I seriously can’t wait to see what Gaga will do to have everyone talking this time around!
Lady Gaga announced tonight that she is set to open the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards during “MTV First: Lady Gaga” to thousands of fans in Times Square as her Little Monsters revealed the news via a banner right in the center of New York City. She also introduced her new music video “Yoü and I” for its television premiere and responded to questions from fans on TV and online.
“I have a really big announcement,” the New York native told MTV’s Sway, the same night her “Yoü and I” video made its television debut. “But I thought as usual, instead of me announcing it, I’d let the Little Monsters do it for me.”
“It means the world to me,” Gaga said of opening the 2011 VMAs. “I just feel really blessed every day. I have the most amazing fans.”