Lady Gaga opened last night’s MTV Video Music Awards by assuming her male alter ego, Jo Calderone, before performing ‘Yoü and I’, the latest single from the pop star’s ‘Born This Way’ album.
“Lady Gaga, she left me,” Calderone said during a lengthy monologue about the character’s relationship with Gaga, while smoking a cigarette. “She said it always starts out good. … She said I’m just like the last one.”
During the performance, Gaga was joined onstage by Queen guitarist Brian May. Lady Gaga stayed in character during the entire awards show.
Watch it via YouTube below.