Lady Gaga won eight MTV awards last night, including video of the year for the single Bad Romance.
The bisexual star, whose outfits included a ‘meat’ dress, was accompanied to the Los Angeles ceremony by four gay US military veterans who had been dismissed under the ban on out gay soldiers.
She tweeted: “Real heroes on my arms, tonight, is for us monsters, and our fight” as she entered the Nokia Music Theatre with former US Air Force Staff Sergeant David Hall, former US Air Force Major Mike Almy, West Point cadet Katie Miller, who resigned over the ban and former US Army Sergeant First Class Stacy Vasquez.
The four are being represented by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and executive director Aubrey Sarvis praised Gaga for her support and called on the US Senate to get rid of the law.
Gaga was nominated for a record-breaking 13 awards and won seven of her eight gongs for the single Bad Romance.
She was handed the award for best video by Cher and revealed that her new album would be titled Born This Way.
Bad Romance won Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Dance Video, Video of the Year, Best Choreography, and Best Editing categories, while her video for Telephone featuring Beyoncé won the Best Collaboration award.
Gaga had several costume changes throughout the night with two gowns having been made by the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
One of her outfits was a ‘meat’ dress which she recently wore on the cover of Japanese Vogue.