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Lady Gaga, who came under fire recently for wearing a meat bikini on the cover of Vogue Hommes Japan, wore a raw meat dress at last night’s VMAs. It was one of many outfits she wore throughout the night.

She announced the title of her new album is Born This Way before thanking fans.

Ellen DeGeneres, who is a vegan, taped the season opener of her show last night at the Nokia Theater and asked Gaga about the dress for an interview airing today.

“Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian. As you know, I am the most judgment-free human being on the earth,” said Gaga. “However, it has many interpretations but for me this evening. If we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights, pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.”

Ellen then presented her with a veggie bikini and suggested she try that next time she wants to make a statement.