Lady Gaga in Alex Ulichny at the Grammys: try-hard & ridiculous?

Grammy Awards 2017 - Arrivals

The last time I talked about how much I disliked Lady Gaga’s shtick at an awards show, one of her fansites threatened me on Twitter. But good God, she makes it hard, doesn’t she? I actually liked Gaga at the Super Bowl but my general feelings of warmth and ambivalence always turn to strong dislike whenever Gaga introduces a new persona/look/vibe. At the Grammys, Gaga was “metal.” She got her t-ts out. She performed with Metallica. She growled and scowled. And I wasn’t feeling it at all. Her look here is Alex Ulichny. I feel like she had a breast lift/boob job a year ago?

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards arrivals

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards arrivals

Dear Taraji P. Henson: Girl, I love you so hard. But this Marc Jacobs dress is a huge NO. It’s too shiny, it makes you look box-shaped and it sucks.

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Hillary Scott in Jenny Packham. I feel like this is a dress that was meant for Emma Stone’s promotional tour for La La Land, right? Still, she looks pretty.

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards

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  1. Shambles says:

    Ah, she’s back. This is why we can’t have nice things, Gaga.

  2. paolanqar says:

    Her boobs make me really sad.
    This look gives me a nasty Madonna vibe.. Gaga is so much better than this!
    She needs people around her to tell her the truth. This is such a big no, even for her.

    • Ramona says:

      Wait, Gaga is too good to copy off Madonna? *Rewinds Gagas career reel.

      Seriously though, she is insanely talented and her team need to let her know that while Madonna needs the shtick, she doesnt.

    • LoveIsBlynd says:

      The think about Gaga is that this is her -soul. Just like Madge, she always reverts to the artsy S&M house vibe of leather/latex. It’s their classic GoTo- the House of Dom; it’s authentic for a certain type of performer.

  3. Loopy says:

    Haha Lady Gaga, I guess the country shtick got old real quick.

  4. NastyWoman says:

    I saw Gaga’s picture and thought “who’s the try-hard?” Didn’t even recognize her. This is like her tenth face.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, “try hard” doesn’t even begin to describe the depth of her thirst. And “ridiculous” is a good word, too. I agree she looks pretty unrecognizable, it took me a moment to identify her last night, too.

      Taraji’s dress has some elements that could be cool but the overall cut is pretty unflattering. Hillary’s is lovely.

    • Blackcat says:

      @ Nastywoman
      Saw this picture last pm and had no idea who this woman was!

      So tired of seeing women’s breasts, side, top, bottom boob, behinds, their cat “slips” ***see Chrissy Teigen, empowerment can still come in the form of women keeping their clothes on.

  5. JudyK says:

    She must be extremely insecure to go for such an absurd “look at me, look at me” getup.

    After new-found admiration for her after her Super Bowl performance, she has now sunk down (way, way down) on the totem pole.

  6. happinessinme says:

    I wonder if she was trying to hit back at the body shamers. What she wears doesn’t shock me anymore, that is the Gaga we have come to know, and for some people, love in spite of it. I’m very neutral when it comes to her, but she has a special place in my heart, because her songs give me an instant flash back to my University days.

    • Original T.C. says:

      My thoughts exactly which makes me feel sad for her. Looks like she lost a couple of inches around her stomach and did a crazy amount of crunches to get more abs of steel. It can be done with clean low-fat eating and high amounts of protein powder plus Human Growth Hormone like the body builders do before a contest. Or maybe juicing like the Victoria Secrets ladies?

      Still that’s a lot to do to your body in such a short period and it was unnecessary, she looked good at the super bowl. Those body shamers won I guess :(

      • Ramona says:

        A few years ago, she put on a little weight probably because she was wheel chair bound. When she returned, the usual trolls tweeted about the extra pounds in their tiny troll corner. Well, Gaga found these obscure tweets and publicly set them straight. We cheered for her body acceptance and standing up to bullies and trolls. Then she vanished for two weeks and reappeared with the extra pounds gone. Trim as trim can be.

        I tell this story to point out that Gaga has a serious self image problem, she hunts down body shamers because she cares deeply what people say about her body and she readjusts it to meet their expectation.

    • Jayna says:

      Nah. This whole Joanne era she has been in skimpy outfits, short crop tops with underboob showing, teeny-tiny hot pants.

      Her stomach is actually covered in the red carpet outfit.

  7. Nancy says:

    She didn’t practice her Elvis scowl long enough in her mirror mirror on the wall. Prefer her meat dress to what she is wearing, but she is getting the attention she covets.

  8. robyn says:

    As someone who thrives on looking bizarre and wants to stand out from the rest Gaga succeeded and it beats wearing meat I guess. She actually has a great singing voice and writing talent so doesn’t need to do any of this … but she wants to do it. She always did march on that line bordering cool and goofy.

    • Becky says:

      No she doesn’t need to – imo it gets too much if she goes completely ott, like the meat dress, or 10 costume changes at a performance.

      Personally I think she looks great, she’s been away for a while and it fits in with her style.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Agreed. I actually like this look for her- the outfit and the makeup. And no, she doesn’t have to, but she wants to. Talent , style, and personal comfort zones/beliefs aren’t always related. Of course she wanted attention- but all celebrities making red carpet appearances and actually bothering to wear anything other than jeans and a t-shirt (actually, that’s attention-seeking too because if a celebrity shows up to an event in jeans and a t-shirt or a turtleneck, they probably want to get attention for looking so different from the other people at the event) is looking to be noticed.
      Looking good can still come in the form of not looking ‘classy.’ ;)

  9. ElleBee says:

    These sort of stunts are for Z-listers. Why is Gaga still doing this?

  10. Chinoiserie says:

    Taraji’s dress looks something a tween star would wear and makes her look 10 years older than she normally looks. But it’s not like this was super serious occasion and bunch of people look terrible at Grammy’s.

  11. LadyT says:

    I found a nice thing to say- Lady Gaga’s eye makeup looks really good. She’s the first one to actually pull off this new pink eye shadow craze in a way that works.

  12. Lucy says:

    I do love Hilary’s gown. The Metallica guys didn’t look bad. As for Gaga, she just does whatever she wants. Can’t fault her for that.

  13. WTF says:

    Ok, I’ve been scouring the blogs today (and post Super Bowl)……so far there have been two conspicuous moments in “TRANS”. Last night Gaga was introduced in a thought provoking segue and in the pre-Super Bowl performance commercial….she talked about when she “Transformed”. I can’t be the ONLY person amongst these esteemed minds that noticed?

  14. QQ says:

    Said it yesterday but bears repeating: The Problem with Gaga is that she is SOOOOO eager to show All of us that she can do it all that there is no set demo or personality for HER it’s all like costumes or phases but no dedicated Sound to stan for

  15. I Choose Me says:

    Eh. This stunt queening is nothing new or different for her. What I wanna know is how she walks in those shoes. I have nightmares about trying to walk in footwear like that.

  16. Ozzy says:

    Ugh, this woman does not understand scarcity. She only just bought her career back again and she’s already exhausting me, eventhough she’s had so much work done she’s barely recognisable.

  17. Lanster says:

    I agree about the boob job I noticed that when she wore the white pant suit to the AMAs. This entire performance was extremely try hard. And when I say performance I mean from the moment she walked in the door through the Metallica performance. She hijacked the whole thing and I find it suspect that Metallica wasn’t properly introduced and then the mic was out I don’t want to be all conspiratorial but it just smells of something that happened on Planned level. Her dancing was so forced it was cringe worthy you could tell James hedfield was pissed. I don’t think that whole set was supposed to end with her leaning over and him kicking the mic stand and throwing his guitar

  18. Erica_V says:

    Hummmm everyone must have forgotten her Marry The Night video because that’s exactly what this outfit looks like. If I was offended by anything it’s that she would redo an already done look.

    What’s wrong with going over the top on a theme? She looks amazing and 100% Gaga. Also I’ve seen a lot of comments on her boobs – that’s how they have always looked. I love that she doesn’t have “perfect” boobs but still shows them off in her own way anyway. What’s with the boob-shaming ladies?

    • Lanster says:

      Not boob shaming she’s gone up and down in weight and when she is as thin/fit as she is now her boobs get floppy. I promise she had a lift and there’s nothing wrong with that. Just pointing out the obvious.

      • hunter says:

        I don’t think it’s a lift I think it was fat transfer injections. Definitely not implants but they are much fuller underneath and not as deflated as they used to be.

  19. Bridget says:

    NO ONE tries harder than Gaga. Everything she does just reeks of desperation.

  20. Ruyana says:

    Sorry, but to me GaGa looks like a hired dominatrix on the way to her client. Just no.

  21. Amanda DG says:

    Love Gaga’s hair and makeup, the rest is…awful.

  22. raincoaster says:

    She’s got to stop with the face. I didn’t even recognize her. She looks like a Debbie Harry impersonator.