Video of Gaga performing “Venus” and “Applause” on Japan’s Smap x Smap. Interview here.
Note: The stage Gaga performed on was designed for her by the Japanese set designers of Smap x Smap. Gaga collaborated with the Smap x Smap team to ensure an authentic and respectful homage to Japanese culture and to show her Japanese fans how much she appreciates being a part of their world. If you feel the need to start a discussion about cultural appropriation, please learn the difference between appropriation and appreciation. Better yet, don’t try to speak for the Japanese people who invited Gaga to their country and encouraged her to take part in their culture.