Just days after Lady Gaga debuted "Perfect Illusion," the singer clarified that her latest single is not about her ex-boyfriend Taylor Kinney. Instead, she noted that the song is about everyone's emotions.
When "Perfect Illusion" first came out on Sept. 9, a lot of Lady Gaga's fans speculated that the song might be about her previous relationship with the actor. As noted by Daily Mail, these speculations stemmed from various lines in the song including "It wasn't love, it wasn't love, it was a perfect illusion."
Recently, Lady Gaga appeared on Andy Cohen's Sirius XM radio program. Although the host did not ask her about the true meaning of the song, the artist straightforwardly clarified that it's not about Kinney.
"It's sort of the elephant in the room: 'Perfect Illusion,'" she told Cohen. "'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."
Lady Gaga's statements during the program are very similar to what she said about Kinney when she announced their split in July through her Instagram account. Aside from stating that they both love each other, the artist also said that she and the Chicago Fire actor were soulmates.
Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other.
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After clarifying that the song is not about Kinney, Lady Gaga explained that the lyrics of the track reflect what people experience in their own relationships.
"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," she said. "It's a record about all of us."