Lady Gaga is ready for you to give her your applause when she takes the stage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday. The Mother Monster is slated to open the VMAs with the debut performance of her lead ARTPOP single, “Applause.”
With only days until the show goes live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Gaga told NYC radio station Z-100 on Tuesday morning (August 20) that she is taking some cues from her just-released “Applause” music video for the performance.
“I am opening the show. Well, yes, I’m dancing and what you see in the video is where I am now with my body,” she said. “I’m dancing ’til my feet bleed every day to make sure I give the fans a performance that they won’t forget.”
Fans gathered in Times Square on Monday to see Gaga premiere the video for “Applause.” And as soon as they saw the clip, they were hoping that some of the clip’s looks, such as the clamshell bikini, would make it into her performance on Sunday .
“The one thing I will tell you about the album, that I love more than anything, is I really composed it with the producers DJ White Shadow, Zedd and Madeon to be played from start to finish,” she said of ARTPOP. “You can stop, of course, and you can shuffle if you like, but I designed it so the tempos really feel like you’re at the nightclub.”
Gaga joins an A-list lineup of performers at the VMAs, including Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Kanye West and more. The show goes live from the Barclays Center at 9 p.m. ET/PT.