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Remember when MTV (music television) actually used to play music videos on TV? Yeah, we do too. Pour one out for the good ol' days...

After three years of airing 'round-the-clock music, MTV unleashed a phenomenon known as Video Music Awards upon the world in 1984.

The idea? To celebrate the artists that brought our favorite tunes to life on the small screen and intersperse said awards with live performances from those very artists.

That was probably where MTV went wrong. Or very, very right.

What happened after that first very crazy VMA show in 1984 when Madonna's "Like a Virgin" took on new life was that the ante was summarily upped.

Every musical act to come would need to bring their A-Game if they'd make headlines the next morning. Plenty of them, from Madge to Miley, managed to do just fine.

In honor of the 30th MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, let's take a walk down memory lane to relive the 17 craziest moments in VMA history ...

Like a Virgin
Madonna didn't intend to writhe around on the stage during her 1984 performance of "Like a Virgin." She lost one of her shoes and the rest became history.

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Lady Gaga wore so little onstage at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, it should come as no surprise that she was barely dressed behind the scenes as well.

Granted, these Terry Richardson photos aren't as eye-popping as the Lady Gaga VMA outfit we saw, but that's because she wore the latter in public.

Still. There is Lady Gaga. In a thong.

Lady Gaga and Mom

Okay, the photo above is family friendly. Literally in her case. That's her mom with her before the show! But some of Terry's other pics are more risque.

Follow the jump for a couple of pictures of Lady Gaga nude (or close to it) that show just how that crazy performance came to be Sunday night:

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Lady Gaga's VMA performance Sunday was one to behold, largely for the outfit she donned ... which you can now see from a new, revealing angle!

Basically, she wore a thong and little else, as the above below illustrates, with an unobstructed, rear view vantage point of her talking to Joe Gordon-Levitt.

The two main takeaways here are as follows:

  1. We sort of hate Joe Gordon-Levitt.
  2. We love TMZ for posting this.

Amazingly, especially considering it's Gaga - this got relatively little attention compared to Miley Cyrus Twerking or whatever the heck that was.

The PTC did call her out too, at least. Phew.

Follow the link to check out last night's Lady Gaga VMA performance of "Applause" ... if you can take your eyes off of those buns, that is. Not easy.

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They may have have won Best Song of the Summer at the MTV Video Music Awards, but the celebration was short-lived for One Direction last night.

The British boy band was actually booed on stage.

But at least the insulting reception from the crowd in Brooklyn resulted in a cool backstage meeting for Harry Style (who was himself told to STFU up by Taylor Swift) and company, as Lady Gaga actually made a point to seek them out and offer her support.

“I just want to tell you that you deserve every bit of success that you have," Gaga tells One Direction in the following video. It's pretty cool.

Watch now to hear the entire exchange:

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Lady Gaga is ready to take the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards stage for her first live performance since undergoing hip surgery in February.

At the August 25 show, Gaga will be performing her new yet-to-be-named single, which is due out August 19, off her highly anticipated album ARTPOP.

Lady Gaga ArtPop Tattoo

Gaga is no stranger to the VMA stage, where she's appeared in:

  • A gory, murder-simulating rendition of "Paparazzi" in 2009
  • A meat dress, one of her top fashion moments, in 2010
  • Drag, as her male alter ego "Jo Calderone" in 2011

What can we expect this year? Lady Gaga nude in an ARTPOP live-action performance art piece? More gender-bending, hermaphrodite rumor madness?

Being escorted in by a large animal? Wearing a giant frog suit?

Who can say. But THG will be there at the Barclays Center.

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Lady Gaga certainly did not leave anything in the bag in her bid to become Jo Calderone at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

The pop star didn't just wear men's clothing and fake stubble. Lady Gaga took dressing in drag to the extreme, wearing a prosthetic penis, even.

Seriously, she was. Talk about getting into character.

Lady Gaga-Jo Calderone

Perhaps that was the impetus behind the revelation that Gaga/Jo used to pleasure himself to Britney Spears when he was a kid. He/she didn't say.

"I am from New Jersey," Jo Calderone said. "My family is from Palermo, Sicily. I'm not a singer or a model or an actor or anything. I am just a guy."

A guy who always keeps things interesting, for sure.

[Photos: WENN.com]

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Hey, Lady Gaga is just calling it like she sees it. Or at least like Jo Calderone, her male alter ego who performed at the MTV VMAs last night, sees it.

Jo put on quite the show on stage, but also in the press room, where he weighed in with some, um, interesting remarks about Britney Spears.

Asked if he would hook up with Britney, Calderone said this ...

Lady Gaga and Britney Spears

"Well, maybe if she wants to, you know what I'm saying ... She is f--king hot. Britney's f--king hot. I don't know. Gaga is my girl, but Britney's f--king hot - this is f--king Britney Spears! Didn't you jerk off to Britney when you were a kid?"

Okay then.

As for who the heck Jo Calderone - an anagram of "Alejandro" - thinks he is and where he came from, the drag version of Gaga had this to say:

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Talk about a matchup made in celebrity fashion heaven.

Lady Gaga's performance as Jo Calderone wasn't the last we saw of her male alter ego at the MTV Video Music Awards. She showed up at Sunday's event in character and continued to channel Jo at an after party following the show!

Topping last year's meat dress wasn't easy, but she may have managed it in her understated drag. That is way too convincing. Gaga may have even outshone Nicki Minaj - not an easy feat - for wildest couture choice of the night.

Whose fashion do you think was best? Cast your vote!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who dressed better at the VMAs, Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj? Sorry, Jo Calderone or Nicki Minaj. You get the point. Vote! View Poll »

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Little Monsters already know Jo Calderone is Lady Gaga's alter ego. What they didn't know before last night's Video Music Awards is that the two were an item!

"My name is Jo Calderone," the 25-year-old said, showing up in drag as part of her wild, extended pre-performance monologue. "Lady Gaga? She left me!"

Fully committed to the character for several minutes, smoking a cigarette as he/she addressing the crowd, "Jo" grew more and more animated ...

"[Lady Gaga] is f**king crazy!" he/she said. "For example, she gets out of the bed, puts on the heels. She comes out of the bathroom dripping wet and she's still got the heels on ... And what's with the hair?

"At first it was sexy, but now I'm just confused. I think it's really f**king great that she's such a star and all ... but how am I supposed to shine?"

There you go. Finally, Lady Gaga sat down and belted out a soulful rendition of "You and I." Brian May from Queen came on stage and joined her.

What did you think of her performance? Was it great to see Jo Calderone in person like that, or did the gag get old? Certainly original, right?

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Lady Gaga's performance in a promo for the MTV VMAs next weekend - an event she will be performing at - comes as no surprise to fans of the singer.

The 25-year-old superstar multitasks nicely as she strips off a black bra for no real reason while performing a jazzy version of her latest hit, "You & I."

Sporting black trousers and long platinum blonde hair, the Lady sings alongside a jazz band for the clip to promote the August 28 awards program.

Grand piano? Check. Freedom from constraining undergarments? Check.

In the black and white video, she ends her striptease modestly, covering herself with a song sheet as she looks into a camera in the middle of an MTV logo.

Follow the jump to watch Lady Gaga's topless VMA promo:

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Lady Gaga Biography

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Joanne Stefani Germanotta
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