Lady Gaga's long-awaited return to the stage at the 2013 VMAs was as arty, weird and ambiguous as we'd expect from somebody who has been missing from the limelight for as long as she is.
Granted, we did think that she was going into a version of Justin Timberlake's "Bring it on down to Omeletteville" sketch with that first costume, this sound is at least almost as worthy as the weirdness that she's been incorporating into her visual routine for a while.
The song itself is rife with a little bit too much of a Broadway feel, but it's more daring than her previous dance floor bangers.
See the full performance below.
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