Who's going to perform at the Barclay's Center at the VMAs on Aug. 25? Lady Gaga!

Mama Monster took a pause at the 2012 event and didn't attend. In 2011, she attended and performed as her male alter ego Jo Calderone, and even attempted to make out with Britney Spears when presenting Brit Brit with an award. Gaga turned as many heads as Beyonce that night, as the latter debuted her baby bump on the red carpet.

MTV announced the return of Gaga to the VMAs stage via the above Instagram video.

You know what this means, right?

Gaga will have to make up for lost time, not being there last year. She'll also have to make a bigger splash than she did two years ago. It was a massive appearance for her, showing up as "someone else" while smack dab in the middle of a new promo cycle for 'Born This Way,' where 'You & I' was the current single.

With 'ARTPOP' on the way, she has to top HERSELF.

We haven't even touched upon other VMAs antics, like performing while bloody or wearing a meat dress...

...Gaga has to battle herself and be better than herself. We'll be waiting and watching.