Lady Gaga is baaaack and debuted the video for her new single, "Applause," on Good Morning America today. On the show, she also announced that she'll be opening the 2013 Video Music Awards! For that she gets a major round of applause, but you know who else deserves a hand? YOU! Today, we're applauding all of the Little Monsters making a big difference in the world.
Watch Lady Gaga's video, then check out all ways you Little Monsters are making a difference!
+ Watch Lady Gaga's "Applause."
Lady Gaga rising from a top hat?! Gaga as a black swan? Rocking seashell and hand-shaped bikini tops? WE CAN'T EVEN. Gaga is sooo back, and badder than ever. And we can't wait to see her less than a week from today at the VMAs!!!
In an ode to Gaga and her love for her fans, below are the ways we applaud the Little Monsters for giving back. After all, they are her everything. "I thought of them every second," she said about her Little Monsters, when asked about what she did during her injury. And yes, there's been controversy this weekend about how the Little Monsters have responded to the heated debate between Perez Hilton and Gaga — but not EVERYONE in her fan army is about threats and negativity, as you can see below.
+ Applause For #BraveStamp
The Born This Way Foundation's Born Brave Bus Tour travels the country giving people the tools to be more loving and accepting of themselves and others. But gas ain't cheap, y'all! We applaud all of the Little Monsters who have donated to the #BRAVEStamp campaign, which directly funds the Brave Bus' awesome programs in self-empowerment, civic engagement, and bullying prevention.
+ Applause For Marriage Equality
Last election season, Gaga recorded a video for The Four 2012 campaign encouraging fans to fight for marriage equality. Thanks to all of the Little Monsters who took Mama Monster's advice, the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 were overturned, bringing us one step closer to equal rights for everyone — "Born This Way" or that.
+ Applause For Body Revolution
Photo: (Gaga's Body Revolution)
Lady Gaga launched A Body Revolution after opening up about her struggles with body-image and eating disorders. The site encourages Little Monsters to revolutionize the way they think about their bodies — to embrace the things they can't fix, and fix the things they can't the healthy way. "Thanks for believing in me, you guys make me strong," Tweeted @badthisway to @ABodyRevolution. "Let's make this world a better place!"
+ Applause For Talented Little Monsters
Damn, you Little Monsters work fast! "Applause" has only been out for a few days, and already, there are too many covers on YouTube to count. You guys love making tribute/parody covers of Gaga's biggest hits, so we rounded up a few of our faves to show just how dedicated you are to your Mother.