Less than a week after releasing her new single, "Perfect Illusion," Lady Gaga is ready to clarify whether the romance-on-the-rocks anthem is about her split from fiancé, Taylor Kinney. When the singer sat down with Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM show, Andy Cohen Live, on Monday, she explained the actual inspiration behind the track.
“It’s sort of the elephant in the room: 'Perfect Illusion.' ‘Is it about Taylor?’ is what everyone’s wondering. And maybe it’s because I know you, but I love Taylor so, so much and this song is not a hit out against Taylor. He’s my best friend,” she told the What What Happens Live host. “This song is just about, I’m sure not only feelings that I’ve had but that he’s had, that my friends have had, that my sister has in her relationship. It’s a record about all of us, you know? And I would never use my song or want to use the public to hurt anyone that I love so much.”
Fans may want to reconsider how they refer to the couple, since the term "estranged" might be more accurate than "former." When Andy suggested the duo has “beautifully consciously uncoupled," Gaga was quick to note that they may not be completely over just yet. “I don’t know if I would even say it that way. I don’t think we’ve like un-anything. We’re just two people figuring it out,” she said.
If you want more Gaga, check out a highlight from her 2013 appearance on Watch What Happens Live below.