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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