Lady Gaga was without a doubt the star of this year's MTV VMAs, taking home four new awards on the evening.
Lady Gaga has just won Artist of the Year AND the inaugural Tricon Award, along with Best Collaboration and Song of the Year for “Rain on Me” (with Ariana Grande) at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. These are her fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth VMA awards.
She took to the stage to accept her Artist of the Year Award with signature Gaga style.
"Being an artist is the only thing I’ve ever wanted to be in my whole life. I never wanted to be anything else,” she said after accepting her award.
"Everyone always knew if they were hanging out with me that I was on a mission to spread joy through culture, through dance, through music."
“I’ve written music my whole life and I feel so honoured that I get to do this every day.”
“It’s brought me so much joy to see that you can spin your struggles into gold and you just gotta believe in yourself, and you gotta surround yourself with good people.”
Gaga then took the stage again to accept the first ever Tricon award, before giving a very inspirational speech.
“I want you to know I failed over and over again as an actress and as a musician when I was young,” she said. “I want to share this award with everybody at home tonight, everybody at home that is their own form of a Tricon.”
“I wish for you to think right now of three things that define who you are, and take a moment to reward yourself for your bravery.”
“I want you to know that you can do this too,” she said, closing her speech. “just because we’re separated right now, and culture may feel less alive in some ways, I know a renaissance is coming, and the wrath of pop culture will inspire you, and the rage of art will empower you as it responds to hardship with its generosity and love. this is what I believe."
“I love you, stay safe, speak your mind – and I might sound like a broken record, but wear a mask, it’s a sign of respect.”
Hell fucking yeah Gaga. Mic drop.
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