Lady Gaga‘s “Judas” video made us like the song itself even more, due in large part to the amazing costumes and props (LIPSTICK GUN!). We noted that some people might find it controversial — you know, haters gonna hate and all that. What’s a Gaga to do? Fire back with one of our favorite quotes of the week.
“In my opinion, the only controversial thing about this video is that I’m wearing Christian Lacroix and Chanel in the same frame.”
Well, that is a supremely awesome answer. (Note: we can’t figure out which shot she’s talking about, since Chanel isn’t mentioned in Nicola Formichetti‘s list of fashion credits.) Though Gaga believes she “was put on this earth to cause a ruckus,” she made it clear she never intends to offend:
“This video is not meant to be an attack on religion, it’s not meant to be an attack on anyone’s beliefs. 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.”
The video indeed makes use of religious imagery (she describes it as a “fresco come to life”), but the song actually isn’t about religion at all. Rather, it’s about Gaga going back to a boyfriend who has betrayed her. You can (and should) check out the extended interview here. Gaga has the uncanny ability to come across as down-to-earth and relatable, while still rocking an amazing Gareth Pugh jacket, sky-high Noritaka Tatehana heels, a striped mop, and kickass tri-color nails.
And now, watch Gaga get that dirt off her shoulders: