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
Fake Bleeding Onstage at the VMAs
Gaga certainly has a flair for the dramatic. In 2009, while performing a near-operatic medley of "Poker Face" and "Paparazzi" at the MTV VMAs, the controversial star staggered around with fake blood dripping from her ribcage and staining her pristine white unitard. After collapsing into a heap at the end of her song, she was hoisted up by a rope and left dangling above the stage, seemingly lifeless.