Lady Gaga Explains Her Inspiration Behind ‘Judas’; Drops New Single ‘The Edge Of Glory’

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Mikey Fresh / May 10, 2011

The always controversial Lady Gaga has been spending a lot of time defending her current single “Judas.” With a number of obvious biblical references and depiction in the music video, critics have been coming up with their own rationale behind the pop powerhouse’s lyrics.

E! News sat with Gaga to get the full story.

“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.”

“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. 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. I think [the video] liberates the word in a lot of ways…takes it out of the negative and into the positive.”

“I figured if I’m gonna get stoned for making this video, I’ll stone myself first.”

Interestingly enough, Lady G’s camp dropped another single from her upcoming disc Born This Way. Listen to the difference below.