Lady Gaga Wins First-Ever MTV Tricon Award And Knows 'A Renaissance Is Coming'

Lady Gaga Wins First Ever Mtv Tricon Award

Lady Gaga : singer/actress, fashion icon, and activist. And now, fittingly, she's also the first recipient of the MTV Tricon Award, an honor that spans everything Gaga is and does.

'You can't just call her a triple threat,' Bella Hadid said to introduce Gaga as this year's award winner. 'She turns pop music into high art. She redefines fashion,' Hadid continued, calling Gaga 'a powerhouse' actor and someone who 'inspires and empowers all of us' with her activism. When she took the stage in one of her latest visionary 2020 VMAs looks (including a mask, of course), Gaga said she was eager to share the prize.

'I want to share this award with everybody at home tonight, everybody at home who is their own form of a Tricon,' she said in her acceptance speech. 'I want you to know that you can do this too. Just because we're separated right now and culture may feel less alive in some ways, I know a renaissance is coming, and the wrath of pop culture will inspire you, and the rage of art will empower you as it responds to hardship with its generosity and love.'