Today, it was announced that both Lady Gaga and Jay-Z will be bringing their larger-than-life stage shows to this year's MTV Video Music Awards, adding much hype to the notoriously spectacle-driven ceremony.

The bold and beautiful Gaga didn't spare any enthusiasm for the event. "I'm simply gutted to be both a performer and nominee at the 2009 VMAs. In fact, I'm so happy, I could die," Gaga said, according to MTV News.

Gaga previously gushed about the VMA's when it was announced she'd tied with Beyonce for scoring the most nominations of any performer this year -- nine.