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Lady Gaga says God sent her ‘Judas’ lyrics, calls copycat accusations ‘retarded’

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Laura Donovan
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Those who claim Lady Gaga’s new single “Judas” is sacrilegious and offensive might want to know the Grammy Award-winning artist got the words from the Lord himself.

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?”

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  • dpbrowning

    She is talking about Judas as an archetype. Really folks lets all calm down. Go watch this mellow acoustic version of Judas:
    youtube.com/watch?v=Pny0X3U6wdk

  • Stumpjumper

    you go gaga, the haters will do what they always do, HATE! they hate what they fear. as for madonna, remind us all who she is, we forget. besides, she’s the typical modern day entertainer. the more you shock, the more attention you get. blame the media for who she is, they put her there. btw, love the new song.

  • lrgon

    This no talented blasphemous fool is given all this attention because she’s willing to mock the Catholic church which Hollyweird hates. She is an insignificant individual who copies others. Her idiotic immitation of the worn out hag who invented this form of scandalizing “entertainment” is as obvious as her lack of talent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Finn/100001067892470 Jessica Finn

    Ok, this is ridiculous. Lady Gaga is NOT singing about Judas. If you actually read what the lyrics actually meant you would understand. The song is about ex boyfriend’s and always falling in love with the wrong men. Seriously, look up the word metaphor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jasmine-Clark/1785223171 Jasmine Clark

    WOW… she is so full of herself.

  • leilani

    Who is she kidding? Her entire career, step for step, is a brazenly derivative rip-off of Madonna’s.

    Well, okay, perhaps we could more accurately say that her career is a rip-off of the legions of female impersonators who themselves ripped off Madonna in their acts in the 1990′s.

    Either way, though, it’s safe to say Lady Gaga doesn’t have an original idea in her head. At least nobody’s seen her come up with one yet.

    She’s the recording industry equivalent of those people who work in factories slapping a few hand-applied brushstrokes on top of computer generated reproductions of famous Impressionist canvases to be sold as original works of art to less-discerning consumers at those traveling “Starving Artist” shows.

    • toomuchinfo

      Folks, we embarrass ourselves when we speak of what we know not. I only know one Gaga song and video, but it has registered almost 400,000,000 hits on u-tube. That’s the free market at work. Gaga has made an impact. Accept it. You can hate on her, but she’s proven herself.

      And if she threatens anyones religion, than it must not have been very compelling to begin with. Puh-leeze.

      • leilani

        toomuchinfo, you exactly make my point. Lots of people buy schlocky art too. That doesn’t make it cutting edge or original.

        I don’t mean to imply that there’s no place for kitschy art or retro design or campy pop music. All those enterprises & industries serve a commercial need, obviously.

        It’s just not the genuinely new, highly creative ultra-visionary stuff which makes everybody stop in their tracks & say “Wow, I’ve never heard (seen, experienced) that before” and actually changes the way observers look at the world – and influences the next generation of Baby Gagas – which is what propels the dialectic of aesthetics if you will & feeds artistic progression.

        SO it is exactly SHE who needs to accept that she’s just a highly commercialized pop star whose image has been carefully crafted to the millimeter cranking out derivatively re-packaged stuff that other people before her have already done & marketing it to the wider, less-discerning & less-demanding 400,000,000 masses (which is, as I said, a perfectly legitimate enterprise, because there’s manifestly a mass market for it) and quit already with the egotistical “I am a cutting-edge artiste who doesn’t riff off of other people’s work” charade.

        • leilani

          I would just add in summation (since I wasn’t clear to you in my first post) is that she should ditch the “My genius comes straight from the hand of God” pomposity as reported in this article and freely admit that her work comes straight from the focus-group tested hand of her label’s A&R rep because everybody in the world already knows that she’s a commercially packaged pop diva cribbing from the likes of commercially popular performers from the past and not a genuine cutting-edge “artist”.

          She should just just be honest about it & OWN it and cut the pretense of being something she clearly is not.

    • jonavark

      Once again, Leilani is spot on.

    • Offensive Bias

      Gaga seems to mimic “Missing Persons” from the early mid 80′s. I remember thier hit “Destination Unknown” came out in 1982, a few years before Gaga was saying ga-ga.

      Lady-ga doesn’t have that much talent when music like this has been around for 30 years. Most of her fans are young and believe history started the day they were born.

      I think the music of the 80′s was cutting edge and New Wave. came off the heals of disco and ushered in New wave. Music today hasn’t evolved that much then 30 years ago.

  • jonavark

    “It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years.”

    Yeah.. no $hit. And you call yourself an artist. You’re nothing more than a makeup vehicle with bad hair and average talent.

    If you make it, it will be fun to watch you age ungracefully.