That elephant, of course, is the question of whether her new single "Perfect Illusion" is written about her ex Taylor Kinney. Speaking to Andy Cohen on his Sirius XM radio show, Gaga posed the question herself: "...like, is it about Taylor is what everyone's wondering?"
She answered it, saying, "I love Taylor so much. This song is not a hit out against Taylor. He's my best friend."
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So who is "Perfect Illusion" about? "This song is just about not only feelings I've had, but that he's had, my friends have had, that my sister has and her relationship," Gaga said. "It's a record about all of us....I would never use my song, or wanna use the public to hurt anyone that I love so much."
Andy told the singer he thought it was nice how Gaga and Taylor seemed to have quote on quote "consciously uncoupled," but she rebuffed the term. "I don't know if I would even say it that way," she said, referring to Gwyneth Paltrow's infamous phrase. "I don't think we've un-anything. We're just two people figuring it out."
Gaga realizes not everyone can really picture her as just another person in a relationship dealing with the regular ups and downs we all do. That's why, she told Elvis Duran and The Morning Show, she's been "figuring out how can I make a record that connects to people on a human level who maybe think that there's no way that I could ever relate to something that Lady Gaga feels about life or what she goes through or what her day is like."
"You know, she's a pop alien or whatever people think I am!" she continued with a laugh. "What I found making the record and what I think 'Perfect Illusion' is also about is kind of saying you know what, I still feel the blow, but at least now I know it wasn't love, it was a perfect illusion. I'm over the show, but at least I now know it wasn't love. It's saying that it's okay that sometimes I have contact with people that I don't have a true love exchange with, it's okay, that's just something I have to accept because there are perfect illusions all around us even on the internet. No matter who you are, you just might not be really connecting with somebody because you found them online, or you saw a picture of them and they've changed it or whatever! But then there's other times, now, that I can see what the real human connections are because I've acknowledged that there are ones that aren't actually real."