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Lady Gaga's Many Face Masks At The 2020 MTV VMAs Proved She Can Make Anything Avant-Garde

"I might sound like a broken record but wear a mask."

Who won at the 2020 MTV VMAs? It doesn't really matter because all eyes were focused on the many different face masks Lady Gaga wore.

It all started when Mother Monster showed up on the virtual red carpet wearing a clear helmet, which accentuated her silver, intergalactic outfit.

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Over on Instagram, Gaga captioned her look, writing, "I was wearing face shields before it was a thing πŸ‘†πŸ€£."

Later, the "Rain on Me" singer accepted an award for Best Collaboration wearing a pink mask out straight out of a BDSM horror movie:

Lady Gaga in pink face mask and rainbow-colored outfit holding silver award
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Something tells me Hannibal Lecter would approve.

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But if that weren't enough, Gaga took it up a level when she came out wearing yet ANOTHER mask with studded tusks:

Lady Gaga wearing face mask with studded tusks and shiny dress while holding award
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Yes, chile. If anyone was going to make face masks avant-garde, it would be Ms. Gaga.

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But β€” and if 2020 has taught us anything β€” there were more (face mask) surprises up her sleeve.

Gaga gave a stunning medley performance wearing a mask that changed colors as she sung live.

Gaga holding a microphone and wearing a face mask that lights up over the mouthpiece
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TBH, I'm out of breath just thinking about it.

Gaga performing on her knees with a microphone
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Ariana Grande also wore a mask during their "Rain on Me" performance, because safety first people. COVID-19 is still a thing!

Ariana and Gaga standing shoulder to shoulder in face masks
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Moments later, Gaga was back to accept her award for Artist of the Year. This time, in a metallic face mask.

Gaga wearing a metallic outfit and face mask with a bright, puffy cape
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She returned to accept the Tricon Award (an award for someone who is a triple threat in multiple fields) wearing the same mask but with a different outfit. She said, "I might sound like a broken record but wear a mask."


You heard the lady!

At this point, I'm just waiting to see what mask Gaga pulls out next!

Tiffany Pollard aka New York lying on a bed with her hand on her forehead

UPDATE: Yup. Gaga wore ANOTHER mask at the 2020 VMAs.

Gaga posing in a face mask with five VMAs
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This one had chains and spikes on it, and she wore it while posing with her five (!!!) video music awards.

Dr. Fauci would be proud.

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For more coverage of the 2020 MTV VMAs, click here.

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