Lady Gaga took home the sought-after artist of the year award at Sunday night's (Aug. 30) MTV Video Music Awards. But was Mother Monster the top star in your heart?
"Being an artist is the only thing I've ever wanted to be in my whole life," Gaga said in her acceptance speech. "I never wanted to be anything else. I remember when I first came to California after I built this small following for myself in New York, I would be taken out to these fancy dinners with executives who wanted to sign me."
"I remember I never ever ordered anything more than a whiskey neat or a large saki if we were at a Japanese spot," she noted. When the executives asked why she wouldn't eat, she'd reply, "I didn't come for the California roll."