`Judas` not a religious statement: Gaga

Last Updated: May 06, 2011, 20:55 PM IST

London: Pop star Lady Gaga is being criticised for her portrayal of Mary Magdalene in her new single "Judas", but she says the song has nothing to do with religion.

"I don`t view the video as a religious statement. 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," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.

DJ White Shadow, who produced the singer`s hit "Born This Way", has blasted critics of the track who have claimed it is a copy of Madonna`s "Express Yourself".

"I think it was bulls**t to be honest. I guess there are a hundred songs that you could put a pitch shift and a BPM (beats per minute) change on and loop and make them sound like anything. Actually there are five songs out that are exactly the same song, on the radio at the same time. Right now. Why doesn`t anyone ever bring that up? That`s a f***ing felony.

"How many people have been copying Gaga since she came out? Oh, I have that answer: everyone. Have you seen all the lightning bolts painted on faces, or the one hand eye cover-ups during photos?"

IANS