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Lady Gaga on "Judas" Video: "It's Not a Biblical Lesson"

Stand down, people. This is not Lady Gaga vs. the pope.

Gaga and E! teaming up for the world premiere of "Judas," the hot-button, hugely anticipated new video from the recording powerhouse. The video debuts uncut and in its entirety Thursday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on E! News.  But with the yet-to-be seen, seven-minute opus already stirring controversy for its subject matter, Gaga exclusively tells us that she doesn't mean to attack the religion she grew up in...

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"I don't view the video as a religious statement," she tells our Giuliana Rancic in a revealing, wide-ranging interview. "I view it as social statement. I view it as a cultural statement.

"It's a metaphor. It's not meant to be a biblical lesson."

And Gaga doesn't stop there. Tune in to E! News Thursday at 7 and 11:30p.m. ET/PT—and on E! Online at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m PT—for the uncut, world premiere of "Judas" " (codirected by Gaga and choreographer Laurianne Gibson, star of E!'s The Dance Scene).

Then come back to E! Online Friday for Gaga's complete interview, in which she doesn't hold back on her life, her music and the uproar already surrounding "Judas."

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