'We're just two people figuring it out,' she told Andy Cohen

By Allison Sadlier
September 12, 2016 at 08:13 PM EDT
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When Lady Gaga released her new single “Perfect Illusion,” some fans wondered if the track was about her ex, Taylor Kinney, and now it seems Gaga has answered that question on a visit to Andy Cohen’s SirusXM Radio show Andy Cohen Live where she addressed what she called,”the elephant in the room.”

“I love Taylor so, so much and this song is not a hit out against Taylor,” Gaga tells Cohen before calling Kinney her “best friend.” She explains the song is meant to be about “feelings that I’ve had, that he’s had, that my friends have had, that my sister has in her relationship,” and not about a specific person or relationship. “It’s a record about all of us.” The singer made it very clear she would “never use my song or want to use the public to hurt anyone that I love so much.”

Cohen brought up the famous Gwyneth Paltrow-Chris Martin break-up line “conscious un-coupling” and asked if that’s how Gaga views her break with Kinney. “I don’t know if I would say it that way. I don’t think we’ve un-anything. We’re just two people figuring it out.”

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney were previously engaged, and in July Gaga posted on Instagram, telling fans “just like all couples we have ups and downs.” She asked fans to “please root for us.”

Listen to Lady Gaga’s full response below.

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