At least that’s what she thinks. The contemporary Joan of Arc told NME magazine that the Almighty planted the song, which is told from Mary Magdalene’s perspective, in her mind.
“I feel like honestly that God sent me those [“Judas”] lyrics and that melody,” Lady Gaga said, crying. “When you feel a message to give to the world and people are shooting arrows through it … there’s no way for something that pure to be wrong.”
But before she enraged the Catholic League, Lady Gaga infuriated the world with her song “Born This Way,” which many describe as the poor man’s version of Madonna’s “Express Yourself.”
“That’s retarded,” Lady Gaga said of copycat accusations. “If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I’m the first fucking artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I’m a plagiarist, it means I’m fucking smart. Sorry.”
Furthering the argument that she’s “fucking smart,” Lady Gaga says she’s not dumb enough to release music that has clearly been made before.
“I am not stupid enough to put a record out and be that moronic. Why would I try to put a song out and think I’m getting one over on everybody?”