Because we didn’t get nearly of enough of dear, sweet Jo Calderone during his twelve-minute spoken-word introduction to “You and I,” or when he wouldn’t let Britney Spears get a word in edgewise during her own Video Vanguard acceptance speech, Lady Gaga made sure that we got plenty more of Jo backstage during the VMA post-game interviews. There, Jo was asked about the reason behind his appearance (“If you really love me, you’ll go, instead of me,” Gaga apparently told him), about whether he might be getting together with Britney (“If she wants to…Gaga’s my girl, but she’s Britney fucking Spears! Didn’t you jerk off to Britney when you were a kid?”) and about whether or not he was a Guido (“What are you, you don’t like Italians? What the fuck’s the matter with you?”).
The gang of reporters laughed gamely throughout the skit, but their patience was clearly wearing as thin as our own throughout Gaga’s endless social experiment. “How long will Jo be with us?” one reporter asked hopefully. “I’m gonna be here for about five more minutes,” Jo demurred. Let’s hope that’s that with that, then.
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