The 2011 Grammy Awards honored America's music industry on Sunday evening, and as usual, Lady Gaga ended up overshadowing nearly everyone else.
The 24-year-old flamboyant pop singer did not disappoint, choosing to arrive on the red carpet sealed in a giant egg carried by scantily clad models. Immediately following, she posted to Twitter: "This is Nicola, Haus of Gaga: Gaga is in incubation. Tonight's performance is in collaboration with Hussein Chalayan and House of Mugler. X"
Later on, Gaga was carried out to the Grammy's stage inside her egg; hatching to sing her new single, "Born This Way." According to Ryan Seacrest, Gaga spent three hours inside her egg during Saturday rehearsals getting into character.
During a recent interview for "60 Minutes," Gaga said that every stunt she undertakes has a purpose.
"There's nothing that I've ever put on my body that I didn't understand where it came from, the reference of it, who inspired it," she said. "There's always some sort of a story or a concept that I'm telling."
In fact, according to the pop singer, last year's controversial raw meat dress, which she wore during the MTV Video Music Awards, was actually a protest against the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.
"The moral and ethical and political implication of that outfit was far beyond what most people think, which is, 'Eew.' Right?" Lady Gaga told CNN's Anderson Cooper.
"But the reality of it is, I was there with four soldiers that had been discharged under the pretense of 'Don't ask, don't tell,'" Gaga said.
"And, you know what? What I was really trying to say was dead meat is dead meat. And anyone that's willing to take their life and die for their country is the same. You're not gay and dead, straight and dead. You are dead," she added.
No word yet on what the giant Grammy egg may symbolize. Hatch your own theories in the comments after watching a video of Gaga's entrance below.
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