lady gaga fan getty Lady Gaga to open 2011 MTV Video Music AwardsLady Gaga made a fun announcement during “MTV First: Lady Gaga” live in Times Square Thursday night (Aug. 18). The news that she would open the 2011 Video Music Awards ran via banner in the center of Times Square.

Gaga also made the television debut for her video to “You and I,” the fourth single to be released from Gaga’s third studio album, “Born This Way.”

“It means the world to me,” says Gaga, of opening the 2011 VMAs. “I just feel really blessed every day. I have the most amazing fans.”

Should be a fun night with Gaga kicking off the awards show. In case you haven’t seen it yet, below is the official music video for “You and I.” The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, Aug. 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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