Lady Gaga's shtick at Sunday's Video Music Awards was met with mixed reactions from viewers, but could it have done damage to her career?
The pop singer kicked off the show dressed in drag as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone. PHOTOS: MTV VMAs Red Carpet
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"The night was embarrassing for Lady Gaga," she said. PHOTOS: Lady Gaga's MTV Evolution
In addition to best female video, Gaga's "Born This Way" also was named best video with a message.