Lady Gaga Explains 'Judas' Video

Lady Gaga Explains 'Judas' Video

The singer says the video isn't an 'attack.'

Published May 7, 2011

Lady Gaga has caused quite a religious stir with her new "Judas" clip but the singer says she's a "devoted Catholic." 

"The only controversial thing about this video is that I'm wearing Christian Lacroix and Chanel in the same frame," the fashionable pop star told E! News

In the "Judas" video, a biker gang rides down a freeway to a bar of sorts. As Gaga dismounts the motorcycle of one gent, dressed loosely like Jesus Christ with a crown of thorns atop his head, she eventually runs into another gent with Judas etched on the back of his leather jacket. After several dance routines, it's clear that while Gaga should be with the thorn-clad man, she's more interested in Judas.

" 'Judas' is about me going back to an ex-boyfriend and still being in love with someone that has betrayed me," said Gaga.

While the relationship woes Gaga describes seem obvious, protestors of the song don't appreciate her religious references.

"This video's not meant to be an attack on religion, it's not meant to be an attack on anyone's beliefs," she explained. "I respect and love everybody's beliefs, my fans know that about me. I consider myself a strong and devoted catholic and a religious and spiritual person, who's obsessed with religious art. I'm obsessed with it."

As for identifying her literal inspiration for the man decried in "Judas," the pop singer was a bit more tight-lipped.

"[The song is based on] different guys, there've been more than one," said Gaga with a laugh, before adding that the guilty ones know who they are. "I'm sure their 'Judas' bells are ringing." 

Gaga's sophomore album "Born This Way" is slated to hit shelves on May 23.

Written by Hillary Crosley


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