Performance artist Lady Gaga continues to outdo her own weird award-show behavior, and the 25-year-old took her odd antics to a new level during Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards ceremony.
Lady Gaga dressed and spoke in the character of male alter-ego “Jo Calderone,” a drunk, chain-smoking, foul-mouthed man. The “Monster” singer repeatedly referred to herself in the third person, saying, “[Gaga] left me! She said it always starts out good and then the guys — meaning me, I’m one of the guys — we get crazy.”
But according to FOX411’s Pop Tarts, the peculiarity continued off-camera. An insider told the news outlet that Lady Gaga made trips to the men’s restroom throughout the day as part of her drag act.
Another uncomfortable moment occurred when Lady Gaga tried to make out onstage with Vanguard Award recipient Britney Spears, who rejected the intense kiss and appeared uninterested in the charade. Staying true to male character, Lady Gaga said of Spears, “I used to hang posters of her on my wall and touch myself when I was laying in bed.”
Times have changed since the 2003 VMAs, when Spears famously shared a long kiss with pop music legend Madonna. Now a mother of two and pushing thirty, Spears may have outgrown her scandal-ridden past. When Spears declined Lady Gaga’s offer Sunday, Lady Gaga said — as Calderone — “I don’t want Gaga to get pissed.”
The VMA broadcast also didn’t settle well with the Parents Television Council.
“While nobody should be surprised by MTV’s desperate attempts to maintain some veneer of being about music, this year’s VMAs were a profanity-riddled, cringe-inducing mess,” Dan Isett, PTC’s director of public policy, told The Daily Caller. “MTV hasn’t learned its lesson from the failure of ‘Skins,’ and it’s high time families aren’t forced to pay for MTV to access the quality programming on cable.”
WATCH: Spears takes award, dodges Lady Gaga’s smooch