We've always known Lady Gaga was basically born an icon, but now she's got the official award to prove it.
During last night's Songwriters Hall of Fame 46th Annual Induction and Awards gala in New York City, Mother Monster accepted the inaugural Contemporary Icon Award for her unforgettable contributions to pop culture. It's about time right?!
Like always, the "Applause" singer slayed the red carpet in a cropped Hugh Hefner-esque red velvet robe draped over a sexy black leather bra and underwear set. The super star accessorized her nearly naked ensemble with rhinestoned sun glasses, edgy fishnets and buckled platform boots.
Before the awards ceremony started, Gaga posted a selfie on Instagram with the caption, "Being a songwriter is first and foremost how I identify in life. Tonight's Award means a lot to me."