Lady Gaga's American Music Awards Performance Was Creepy & Wrong

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Lady Gaga American Music AwardsLet's face it; we can always count on Lady Gaga to bring the weird to an awards show. But her American Music Awards (AMAs) performance with R. Kelly wasn't just weird. It was downright awkward. Maybe even a little creepy?

What other word can you think of to describe a grown woman singing the words "do what you want to my body" while photos of her as a little girl loom large on a screen behind her? While she's singing with a guy who has been accused more than once of inappropriate sexual behavior with minors?

The whole performance seemed to have some kind of JFK/Marilyn Monroe vibe to it with R. Kelly playing the "president," and Gaga sporting a blond bob. The two consenting adults ground their bodies against each other, and got a little frisky on the presidential desk as they sang their new hit Do What U Want With My Body. No worse than Miley and Robin Thicke, that's for sure.

But I'll take a this-side-of-legal former Disney star and a 36-year-old man getting crazy onstage over the photos of a young Stefani Germanotta on a giant screen while the grown up Gaga sings sexually suggestive lyrics.

By itself, that's more than a shade creepy. You get the sense that she's trying to prove that she's come a long way -- the performance ended with the screens full of headlines claiming she was done in the music business.

But it only gets worse when you consider R. Kelly's reputation. This is a man who once settled a lawsuit with a woman who accused him of having sex with her when he was 24 and she was just 15, a man who married a 15-year-old at 27 (the marriage was later annulled). The singer also had that unfortunate incident five years ago when he was charged with videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl. He was found not guilty in that matter, but at the very least you'd think he would want to stay away from anything that puts him, sex, and young girl in the same sentence. Just for the sake of his image!

At best, the whole AMAs skit was poorly thought out.

At worst? It may be a sign that Gaga has finally found a line she just shouldn't have crossed.

What was your reaction to the performance? How did you respond to the AMAs as a whole this year?

 

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Mark Cox

its hollywood...what do you expect

Dexter Caliste

LAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE AS USUAL

nonmember avatar Jess

Is this article for real? Leave it to the tabloids to churn up some bullshit story. You would at least think about doing a little research or using common sense before submitting an article.
The song has nothing to do with sex. It is about Gaga telling people they can make fun of her, create rumours, edit picture of her ETC but it wont change who she is or what she does. And the headlines at the end were real&hurtful headlines published about Gaga to represent the song lyrics.

nonmember avatar jess

Is this article for real? Leave it to the tabloids to churn up some bullshit story. You would at least think about doing a little research or using common sense before submitting an article.
The song has nothing to do with sex. It is about Gaga telling people they can make fun of her, create rumours, edit picture of her ETC but it wont change who she is or what she does. And the headlines at the end were real&hurtful headlines published about Gaga to represent the song lyrics.

nonmember avatar Amanda

I dont find anything wrong with the performance other than it should have been more creative, I mean this IS Lady Gaga, Mother Monster...I caught the message she was sending out, and didnt find it creepy at all.

nonmember avatar Cindy

It's this real? Come on now, everyone should know that there is more to her music than just the outer shell...the song is about the public specifically the (media) she is saying they can do what they want but they are never going to get to her heart or mind...so to just do what they want to her body because it won't hurt her that way....so please stop your ignorance.

sterl... sterling21

I like the song. R Kelly has gotten a bad reputation, but no worse than other celebs. Gaga is weird but thats her thing, so it seemed perfectly in character.

faith... faith2009123

Both overpaid pukes! Yuk! That's entertainment! I couldn't bare to watch!

candy... candyw210

are you really that childish that you take the song literally? The song is about the media crushing her ( hence you can do what you want with my body) but her saying they can't bring her down. Seriously get a life! There was in no way reference to anything sexual with a child or anything " creepy" as you put it. Do you really get paid to write for this site? Because you are terrible at it! Your articles you blog about are always either blown out of proportion or not researched enough before you blog about it. I get it; it's a blog site but you have to have some facts and context when writing, even on a blog site!

nonmember avatar Jack

I don't know if it's an American thing, but is subtext completely lost on your nation- much like irony and sarcasm?

It was actually incredibly poignant when Lady Gaga was on the piano and her young self was playing piano. One) in the little narrative of the performance, we were asked to consider her character, who'd just been embarrassed in front of the nation and dumped by the president who she apparently loved, as just a child again. We are reminded that she is human and the media is about to rip her apart (Lewinsky, etc).

As the whole point of the song is that she is more than her body, and the media may use it (Gaga is far, etc), it won't affect her. How can anyone actually take it literally, whilst she's sitting anguished on the piano, juxtaposing her happy childhood, whilst all of the hateful articles written about her are scrolling past? I mean SERIOUSLY.

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