Singer Lady Gaga has broken her silence over the controversy surrounding the lyrics and the video of her new single 'Judas'. She has defended the offensive music video by saying that it is a 'metaphor for forgiveness'. It is not supposed to be blasphemous, but is meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.
Talking to the MSN Entertainment, Lady Gaga says, "Someone once said to me, 'If you have no shadows then you're not standing in the light.' So the song is about washing the feet of both good and evil and understanding and forgiving the demons from your past in order to move into the greatness of your future. I just like really aggressive metaphors - harder, thicker, darker and my fans do as well."
The American singer adds that in essence, the video of 'Judas' suggests that forgiveness and betrayal are hand in hand. The song puts destiny above all things and postures that the mistakes in one's life are in fact not mistakes at all, they are just part of his/her overarching potential and his/her destiny.
However, 'Judas' is a song taken from the album 'Born This Way'. It speaks of a woman, who is in love with a man who betrays her. Lady Gaga plays Mary Magdalene, a Mother Monster, in its music video. Despite facing the wrath of Catholic Church, the singer has planned to premiere it on 'American Idol' on May 2.