Lady Gaga isn't afraid to be herself ... or perform despite death threats.
Gaga went ahead and performed in the capital of the Philippines, Manila, on her Born This Way Ball world tour Tuesday night despite rallying Christian youths who considered her "pornographic" act an "offense to Jesus Christ."
Because she purportedly promotes homosexuality and immorality, natch.
Amid a storm of controversy, Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto said she did not violate conditions of the special permit granted for the performance after the content, while provocative, was deemed part of artistic expression.
The "Poker Face" singer certainly didn't tone down her outrageous stage theatrics, either, despite critics in the predominantly Catholic nation seeking to have the shows canceled; protesters even held a prayer vigil outside the concert venue.
Gaga, who was banned in Indonesia and also sparked protests in Korea, emerged from a Gothic castle set astride a black unicorn surrounded by gun-toting dancers ... while at another point a wall of meat carcasses hung behind her.
As she flung herself headfirst into a fake grinder. Obviously.
Another bizarre moment saw the diva appear as a "headless bride" levitating over the stage, and donning her trademark bra with gun barrels for cones.
The best news? There was not a seat to be had in the house.