Notably absent in 2012, Lady Gaga made a grand return to the MTV Video Music Awards stage Sunday night when she opened the show with "Applause."
While wearing a giant block on her head. And a plethora of wigs.
Lady Gaga's VMA performance began with her face filling the entirety of the screen as a blockhead. See above. Many coiffure changes soon followed.
The singer shed the first headpiece for a lopsided white wig, then a yellow postiche, and then a long blonde mane more reminiscent of vintage Gaga.
Unfamiliar territory for Mother Monster, but on top of reports that she's trying way too hard to get people to buy the song, some wonder if she's peaked.
You tell us: What do you think of Lady Gaga's "Applause"?