Like anyone who was home last night and enjoying a Sunday practically free from Breaking Bad tweets, I watched the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Once I’d had my jaw oiled Tin Man-style in order to properly close it after witnessing Miley Cyrus do unspeakable things to a foam finger, I got back into the show. I was super excited when One Direction won the award for Best Song of the Summer for “Best Song Ever,” since I’ve developed a crush on the entire band as a unit over the past few months, and the group hug they had when they won was simply precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Unfortunately, people didn’t agree with me, because it sounded like the audience was booing them. And apparently it wasn’t just Taylor Swift throwing her voice to make it sound like more than one person. If I had been there, I totally would have jumped to their defense, but my invitation got lost in the mail, so I had to rely on Lady Gaga to do it for me.
The audience cam caught her venting her disappointment over the boos to her sleeveless companion, and when One Direction went backstage after accepting the award, Gaga followed them. Oh, and I should probably mention at this point that she was naked. Well, almost naked, save for a couple of boob seashells and a thong. Here’s what Gaga said to the boys, as transcribed by Buzzfeed.
I don’t know what I heard out there, but if I did hear what I heard out there, I just want to tell you that you deserve every bit of success that you have. And don’t you dare let those people boo you. And I put that booing in my own show because I wanted to make a comment about that, and it’s so fu — I want to leave right now, I don’t want to stay anymore. Because I don’t want to be in a room where people will boo like that.
The guys seemed to be pretty fine about the whole thing, though, as Louis then said “fuck it.” But they took a picture together and went their separate ways. And apparently Gaga kept to her word and did leave. It could have been because she was late for getting into her sleeping pod, but I like to think it was also because she was mad. I think it was pretty nice of her, if we assume she didn’t know the cameras were catching every moment of the situation. Way to practice what you sing, Gaga. Watch it play out below, and hear Louis continue to be adorable by saying, “I feel slightly underdressed.” Is he my favorite? What is happening to me?