ACT-OFF: A Lil Katy Perry + Lady Gaga Pre-VMA Showdown


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MileyGaga, and now Katy Perry? This year’s Video Music Awards are bound to be off the chain with so many A-list appearances!

Katy’s set to perform her empowering new single “Roar,” while Gaga will perform her latest victory song, “Applause.”  But we wanna know which pop diva gets your roaring applause for making the world a better place!

+ Katy Perry Roars for Madagascar


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The media may be all up in Katy’s personal life, but the 28-year-old superstar prefers to “Roar” about something else: the children of Madagascar. Katy recently took a trip to the African island with UNICEF, where 1 out of 2 kids are malnourished, and 3 in 4 live in poverty. “In less than one week here in Madagascar, I went from crowded city slums to the most remote villages, and my eyes were opened wide by the incredible need for a healthy life — nutrition, sanitation, and protection against rape and abuse — which UNICEF is stepping in to help provide,” Katy said in a statement about her trip.

+ Lady Gaga Applauds Your Body


Both Katy and Gaga are unapologetic about being “Born This Way,” and want their fans to feel the same. Gaga launched the Body Revolution campaign to share her struggles with her body and help her Little Monsters celebrate their own. “Be brave and celebrate your perceived flaws,” she wrote in an intro to the site. “May we make our flaws famous.”

So will you “Roar” for Katy or give “Applause” to Gaga during this year’s VMAs? Follow the action links below to support your fave lady’s fave cause!

The 2013 Video Music Awards air August 25 on MTV and, live from the Brooklyn Barclays Center. No sleep til Brooklyn!

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Team Gaga!

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Learn more about Gaga's Body Revolution by visiting the site + submitting your own photo.

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Team Katy!

Team Katy!

Follow UNICEF on Twitter to stay up-to-date on how you can get involved.