Lady Gaga: 'Judas' video leaks online hours before world premiere [Video]
Lady Gaga has been teasing to the premiere of her "Judas" music for weeks, much to the chagrin of little monsters and devotees of Christianity everywhere -- but hours before its Thursday world premiere on E!, the high-drama video leaked online.
Lady Gaga plays a biker-chick iteration of Mary Magdalene, echoed on her "Born This Way" album cover, and the video includes her interpretation of Magdalene's role in Judas' betrayal of Jesus. She even jumps in a bathtub with them to ceremoniously wash Jesus' feet. The singer has already said the video "is not supposed to be a biblical lesson."
"I don't view the video as a religious statement," she said. "I view it as social statement. I view it as a cultural statement. ... It's a metaphor."
You can expect a lot of dancing in the pop video peppered with numerous tight beauty shots of Mother Monster. There's even a lipstick-shooting firearm!
An uncut seven-minute video will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday -- or simply watch it above. Blasphemy or brilliance? Tell us in comments.
-- Nardine Saad
Photo: Lady Gaga. Credit: PR NewsFoto / Interscope Records