Lady Gaga's career has been a series of wild antics and outlandish outfits, each wackier than the one before. As she turns 28 on March 28, look back at the pop star's craziest stunts and most outrageous controversies
Performing With Her Face in a Box at the MTV VMAs
The quirky songstress kicked off the 2013 Video Music Awards on Aug. 25 with a bizarre but electrifying performance of "Applause," which began with her head encased in a large white box, and her body swimming in a shapeless smock. She later stripped off that getup to reveal several other, much skimpier costumes -- including a Botticelli's Venus-inspired seashell bikini that just barely covered her breasts.