September 13th, 2010
03:31 PM ET
The "Showbiz Tonight" staff was surely on the lookout for part two of the big Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift showdown at MTV’s Video Music Awards last night and we weren’t disappointed!
It was this time last year when Kanye famously swiped the mic from the now 20-year-old when she was delivering her speech for her very first VMA win. Kanye was so berated by the public about the whole incident that he basically went into hiding - until now.
In our meeting this morning, we talked about the performance duel and how Taylor clearly forgave Kanye. She sang an emotional song, "Innocent," about forgiveness next to a TV showing the infamous incident between the two. Kanye, on the other hand, left us somewhat baffled.
His expletive laden performance was clearly addressing disappointment in how he behaved, but did he absolve himself? We decided the great debate today should be: Who came out on top? Kanye or Taylor? And do you think this feud is finally over?
But one of the most shocking moments from the VMAs didn’t come from Kanye or Taylor - that award goes to Lady Gaga and her meat dress! We were curious if it was real, so after the meeting producers put in calls to Lady Gaga’s rep who told us that the meat dress was real and raw. PETA immediately issued their statement about the dress, telling "Showbiz Tonight" in part, “In her line of business, Lady Gaga has a hard time being ‘over the top,’ and wearing a dress made from cuts of dead cows is offensive enough to bring comment, but someone should whisper in her ear that there are more people upset by butchery than impressed by it…”
It’s obvious that PETA was not impressed, but surprisingly, neither were some of the "Showbiz Tonight" producers. We all talked about how Gaga relies on shock value to propel her fame, and Senior Writer Rob Melstein said he can see Gaga’s outrageous ways growing old. Some of the producers agreed, saying the meat dress idea seemed desperate. So what do you think? Is Lady Gaga’s outrageous shtick getting old? Or do you love it? Weigh in on the "Showbiz" poll and join us for the great Gaga debate live at 5 p.m. ET today on HLN.
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