After being criticised by the Catholic community for use of biblical content for her controversial song “Judas", Lady Gaga has finally opened up on the inspiration behind the song. She said that there is personal meaning behind the lyrics of the song, as it is about a boyfriend who betrayed her.
“I've had a lot of ex-boyfriends betray me - a**holes, we all have them... I began to write a song about an ex-lover who betrayed me, who loved heavy metal music. And then I thought about the biblical implications and how Judas was the betrayer. And once I thought about what I wanted to do with the video... Judas didn't really betray Christ because he was part of the prophecy. So I thought a more liberating way to tackle the message of the song - we attack the idea by saying my ex betrayed me and this person haunts me, but I forgive them," Lady Gaga told Nicola Roberts for Britain's MTV.
Ironically, she revealed that her song “Judas" is inspired by her ex-boyfriend just a few weeks after announcing her split from heavy metal drummer Luc Carl.