Lady Gaga says her song 'Judas' was inspired by a heavy metal-loving boyfriend who betrayed her.
Lady Gaga ended her on-again-off-again relationship with musician and bartender Luc Carl earlier this month, and now she's sharing how being betrayed by lovers in the past influenced her writing of the song "Judas." Lady Gaga Is Looking For Love, Boyfriend
"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," Gaga said in an interview with Britain's MTV. Carl is a heavy metal drummer. Coincidence? We doubt it.
Gaga cleverly uses strong religious metaphors (much to the distaste of some Christian groups) in the song and music video to reflect how she has been betrayed before, and also to illustrate how she decided to not let the past haunt her. Lady GaGa Is Celibate, Lonely
"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," Gaga said in the interview.
While her relationship with Carl is most likely the inspiration behind "Judas," Gaga has in the past credited him with helping her make it in the music industry.
In a Rolling Stone interview last year, Gaga said this of Carl: "I've really never loved anyone like I loved him. Or like I love him. That relationship really shaped me. I sort of resolved that if you can't have the guy of your dreams, there are other ways to give love."
If Gaga truly is a woman scorned, at least she can laugh all the way to the bank about it. Lady Gaga & Luc Carl Split (Again)
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