WATCH: Lady Gaga Defends One Direction After They Get Booed At The VMAs

After being announced as winners of this year’s ‘Song of the Summer’ of the VMAs, One Direction was greeted with some low-class booing when they got on stage.

Lady Gaga, who opened the VMAs with her new single “Applause,” was appalled and not having it when she heard the less than stellar reception. As the five boys accepted their award and headed off the stage, Mama Monster left her seat to offer them some comforting words back stage.

“Don’t you dare let those people boo you. If I did hear what I heard out there, I just want to tell you that you deserve every bit of success that you have,” Gaga said while still in her mermaid shells from performance. “I want to leave [the VMAs] right now. I don’t want to stay because I don’t want to be in a room where people are booing.”

Gaga also revealed that the booing she had pre-recorded and included in her performance earlier that night was a statement to situations just like this. Watch her performance below:

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  • tdx3fan

    Well, if anyone knows anything about having a very tiny, very dedicated fan base, and exploiting the hell out of them to get to the top, it is One Direction, oops, I meant Lady Gaga. I wonder how many times those teen girls and boys voted. However many times it was, it was not enough to get One Direction to take their shirts off on stage, so that was all wasted!

  • Zodinsbrother

    Speaking as an old fart myself, I always find it funny how people in their 20s and 30s get their knickers in such of a twist because teen girls like a boyband. Seriously, aren’t there bigger problems to worry about like how the over sexualised performances of female acts gives young women a skewed view of womanhood. Now that is what people should be getting upset about rather than the fact that some girls like some boys.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    In art school, we saw a ton of performance art in NYC. I thought Lady Gaga’s performance was tight. It was unique. She’s got vocal strengths and an eye for artistic expression. She won’t pry me away from the blues, but her performance was all out there. I hope she continues to create, unhindered.

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  • 1EqualityUSA

    involuntarily open one’s mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom.
    “he began yawning and looking at his watch”
    “a yawning chasm”
    synonyms: gaping, wide open, wide, cavernous, deep; More
    noun: yawn;?plural noun: yawns
    a reflex act of opening one’s mouth wide and inhaling deeply due to tiredness or boredom.

  • Sutherland

    I have watched with HORROR one of the most up and coming boy bands being booed on stage at the VMS’S by a bunch of MORONS. They have worked hard for there success and suggest that the NUPTI’S check out there road to fame. I have done a gig with them about 3 years ago and found them pleasant,easy to work with and full of fun. It takes a lot to crack the American market and they have done it in a stupendous way. Wake up IDIOTS that booed them and if you can produce anything better. SHOW US.

  • DarkZephyr

    I love Lady Gaga AND One Direction. The haters can get lost.

  • Matt G

    Gaga is just like a blonde little Velma Kelley and I love it

    But this is in line with her performance, her anti-bullying work, etc. Maybe she can get One Direction to get on that bandwagon, to tell their legion of teen fans to be less bitchy to one another. She is either very shrewd or tripping on acid or both…

  • Snapper59

    I think the audience may have been booing as the category was obviously something tossed in at the last minute to get those boys on stage. Interestingly enough, it was The New York Times who pointed out there wasn’t one black performer who won anything (up to that point, Bruno Mars won later) and maybe losing out Best Hip Hop to a white group and having this “Song of the Summer” go to One Direction instead of “Get Lucky” pissed off some attendees.

  • Geoff B

    As I’ve said before, I’m not a big fan of pop music. I was forced to watched this show by my partner last night and while I’m not likely to buy Lady Gaga’s album, I actually was pleasently surprised. And while I’m probably 20 years or so too old to understand One Direction’s appeal, I kind of felt bad for them getting booed. I don’t care for their music but I think booing people (and I think we all forget sometimes that famous people are human too) is mean and classless. While they don’t need my defending them since they made more money in one year than I ever will in 20 lifetimes, it was nice of Lady Gaga to speak up for them. It shows a kindness in her that honestly is lacking in most people these days famous or not. I’m not likely to go to a concert of her’s anytime soon, but if I even ran into her at a bar, I’d buy her a drink and thank her for being a decent person. Having said that, Maggie Gallagher is still an ugly toad who should eat dirt (I’m mean to her because she deserves it).

  • Austin


    Don’t be silly.

    Blurred Lines has been #1 on the Billboard Charts for 18 weeks in a row.

    Get Lucky peaked at #2.

  • Snapper59

    @Austin: Tell the NYT to not be silly. As they pointed out in an article on the event, black performers sat on their ass while they’re white counterparts “singing black” left their seats to go pick up their awards. I thought it was a very interesting “the emperor has no clothes” article from them.

  • Snapper59

    sorry, “their white counterparts”……

  • Matt G

    “Get Lucky” is good, but “Blurred Lines” has been playing everywhere I’ve been this summer, not to mention the video being on many peoples’ lips because of the “is this song about date rape” aspect.

  • BrandoPolo

    @Austin: 11 weeks in a row, not 18. The record is 16 weeks, we’ll see if it gets there.

    Love Blurred Lines, so danceable. But I did like it better the first time when Marvin Gaye did it and called it “Got to Give It Up.”

  • stranded

    It’s nice that she was concerned and said something to them, but calm the fuck down. People are expressing their opinion. They won, because (most likely) teen girls voted for them. The audience was made up of people in their 20’s who aren’t the fan base for these guys so they booed. It can’t all be rainbows and sunshine.

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