NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Lady Gaga performs during Z100's Jingle Ball 2011, presented by Aeropostale at Madison Square Gar
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Lady Gaga will make her triumphant return to the stage at the 2013 MTV VMAs! [Cue thousands and thousands of little monsters clinking their ornate tea cups in unison.]

MTV announced via Instagram video Thursday that Lady Gaga will return to the VMA stage for the first time since 2011 when she shocked the crowd appearing as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone. You know, the guy that checked out Britney Spears and congratulated Jay Z after Beyonce announced she was pregnant? Yeah, that guy.

Since canceling her Born This Way Ball tour after announcing she needed hip surgery earlier this year, Gaga has been lying low. Recently, a new naked photo of her leaked onto the Internet, but it wasn't that kind of photo—the pic is actually from a new photo shoot for V magazine, meaning Gaga is making moves to start promoting her much anticipated upcoming album, ARTPOP.

The MTV VMAs air live from Brooklyn's Barclays Center August 25. No word on what kind of substance Lady Gaga will be wearing on her body—Blood? Meat? A fake weiner?—when she takes the stage, but we can't wait to find out.