Lady Gaga Hangs Herself In Her VMA Debut

Lady Gaga had one message she wanted to convey at the 2009 VMAs with her song and visual for her single “Paparazzi”: FAME KILLS.

And she took the theme literally as she spontaneously began bleeding, ending the performance with her hanging herself.

It was this performance that solidified Gaga as a live performer to watch. She used to the element of surprise and her mastery of the theatrical to tantalize all of the senses.