Lady Gaga hit the red carpet at the 2013 Video Music Awards kitted out like the Black Swan she is in her "Applause" video. She was attired in a form-fitting satin-y dress that's demure by Mother Monster's standards and a pair of sunglasses.
"I don't want to give anything away, but it's going to be awesome," Gaga told Sway when he asked about her show-starting performance of "Applause," scheduled to kick off the VMAs. "We've been rehearsing for a while and I'm so excited for the fans to see it.... Every year MTV always wants me to one-up myself and they make sure to let me know that," she said. "We put together something that we thought that everybody would love and it's great. I mean, I hope it's great."
Gaga shared a passel of black and white pictures earlier this week from her VMA rehearsals.
Mother Monster also told Sway that rapper, producer and actor Too Short will appear on ARTPOP, which drops in November.
Gaga has never failed to dazzle us with her fashion choices and onstage antics over the years — in 2010 she donned the now iconic "meat dress" and in 2011, she stepped out as her pompadored male alter ego, Jo Calderone.
We're guessing plenty of surprises will be in store when she hits the stage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center at 9 p.m. ET/PT.