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No, Lady Gaga Didn’t Write ‘Perfect Illusion’ About Taylor Kinney

But LG5 is ‘completely autobiographical’

Last week, Lady Gaga released “Perfect Illusion,” the first single off her upcoming fifth album, and on Monday (September 12) she offered up even more details about her new music.

“Every song on this album is completely autobiographical,” Gaga revealed Monday in an interview with Elvis Duran on Z100. The album, which will feature a dance track with Beck and a duet with Florence Welch, still doesn’t have a name, but Gaga says she’s putting the finishing touches on the new collection with producer Mark Ronson this week.

If every song on LG5 is autobiographical, does that mean the breakup jam “Perfect Illusion” is about Gaga’s recent split from her fiancé, Taylor Kinney? Not quite. In a SiriusXM interview, Gaga clarified that the single is about a more general experience than her most recent relationship woes.

“This song is not a hit out against Taylor. He’s my best friend,” she said. “This song is just about ... not only feelings I’ve had but feelings he’s had, that my friends have had, that my sister has in her relationship. It’s a record about all of us. I would never use my song ... to hurt anyone that I love so much.”

Even though Gaga and Kinney aren’t together right now, it sounds like their love is still way more than an illusion.