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Lady Gaga lets loose in a live performance of "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards

2.) That time Lady Gaga bled for her art: OK, so maybe it was fake blood (key word: maybe), but Lady Gaga’s 2009 performance of “Paparazzi” and its super-meta comment on the price of pop royalty fame truly was a jolt to the Top 40 system.