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Lady Gaga Addresses the Difficult 2020 While Accepting Tricon Award: 'Wear a Mask, It's a Sign of Respect'

Lady Gaga Addresses the Difficult 2020 While Accepting Tricon Award: 'Wear a Mask, It's a Sign of Respect'

Lady Gaga hits the stage in her final look of the night at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which aired on Sunday (August 30).

The 34-year-old entertainer was presented with the special Tricon Award, a first-ever award at the VMAs.

“This is so cool. This means a lot to me,” Gaga said while accepting the special award. “I’ve been making music since I was a little girl. And even though I had really, really big dreams, I truly never could have imagined that someday I would be given an award like this that honored me for so many of my passions. I want you to know I’ve failed over and over again as an actress and as a musician when I was young. So I gave back to the local community through service as a young woman in New York, philanthropy became a much bigger part of my life as a star and I started the Born This Way foundation with my mother.”

Gaga also addressed how 2020 has been a very difficult year for many people.

“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,” she said. “This has not been an easy year for a lot of people. What I see in the world is a massive triumph of courage. I also hope that people at home that have big dreams, I hope they see me here today accepting this award and know how grateful I am. I want you to know that you can do this too. Just because we are 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.”

Gaga ended the speech by saying, “Wear a mask. It’s a sign of respect.” She actually did wear a mask with EVERY look this evening!

FYI: Gaga is wearing a Valentino Couture catsuit, a Candice Cuoco jacket, a Maison Met mask, Lance V Moore face armor, a Manuel Albarran choker and bra, Lillian Shalom rings, Dena Kemp earrings and bracelets, and Pleasers shoes.

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Posted to: 2020 MTV VMAs, Lady Gaga, MTV VMAs

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