Lady Gaga was a winner during last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, accepting the Best Female Video Moonman for her ‘Born This Way’ music video, which was directed by Nick Knight. As was the case throughout the night, Gaga was in her the character of her alter ego, Jo Calderone.
“I’m so happy to accept the award tonight, because Gaga’s not here, for Best Female Video,” Jo said. “Thank you so much to Nick Knight! And I know that if she was here tonight, she would want me to thank her little Monsters. You know earlier tonight they told me I got Best Video with a Message. But you know what, there’s so many great artists in this room… Every video they’ve got has a fu**ing message. I feel so blessed to be here, and it’s true. It doesn’t matter who you are, gay, straight, bi, lesbian, transgender, you were born this way. God bless you MTV. Yeah!”
Watch the acceptance speech below.