While Gaga's emotional Joanne album definitely seems inspired by former relationships, the singer was quick to shoot down rumors that the record -- and "Perfect Illusion" in particular -- were a "hit" against her ex-fiance, Taylor Kinney.
"I love Taylor so, so much and this song is not a hit out against Taylor. He's my best friend," she explained during a SiriusXM Radio interview with Andy Cohen in September.
"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, you know? And I would never use my song or want to use the public to hurt anyone that I love so much."