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  • Lady Gaga Explains Origin of Controversial New Single "Judas"

    Wed, 11 May 2011 13:53:36

    Lady Gaga Explains Origin of Controversial New Single "Judas" - She says it's about still being in love with someone who betrayed you

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    Lady Gaga got a lot of flack for her controversial, Biblically-themed new video for her single "Judas" from Born This Way. The pop provocateur spoke to E! about the video, revealing it's Average Jane origins, saying, "It's essentially about me going back to an ex-boyfriend and still being in love with someone that betrayed me, someone that was bad for me. That's really what the video is, the video is a metaphor for forgiveness, and for betrayal and darkness being one of the challenges in life as opposed to being a mistake. The name Judas is something that bears such an intense connotation. I often feel misunderstood, and I think my fans do too. I think [the video] liberates the word in a lot of ways…takes it out of the negative and into the positive."

    She continued, "I try to write from a really honest place when I write pop music, and then carry the message of the song into a more deep and more symbolic visual."

    She also made another Biblical statement defending herself, saying, "I figured if I'm gonna get stoned for making this video, I'll stone myself first." Oh Gaga, that Catholic school upbringing continues to pepper your speech!

    What did you think of the video for "Judas?" Do you like Gaga's explanation of the origin of the song and the video?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    05.11.11




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