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When a celebrity releases new music, and it’s of the decidedly passionate variety, people begin to wonder if there’s perhaps some real life inspiration behind it. After all, as humans, we do tend to write about what we know. When it comes to Lady Gaga and her new song, “Perfect Illusion,” it turns out that that assumption is true, but as E! Online explains, perhaps not in the way you may initially think.

Gaga talked to E! News and revealed that that “Perfect Illusion” was inspired by actual events. But, that does not mean it’s aimed directly at Taylor Kinney, as the site notes fans had previously assumed.

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No hidden meanings there. Gaga is definitive AF about her new tune and what inspired it, because it does communicate a bigger meaning, one that she’s more than willing to talk about. As it turns out, “Perfect Illusion” is a song for and about everyone, and that just so happens to include her estranged fiancé.

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The site notes it’s about a “common feeling in relationships driven by the digital age,” and if you’ve ever experienced Instagram envy or Snapchat skepticism, well, then you know exactly what the singer is preaching about.

You can watch it here (and get your dance on!):

Somehow, the knowledge that this song is about more than Kinney or Gaga’s private woes makes it that much more of an anthem. It’s clear that Gaga wanted “Perfect Illusion” give off an “we’ve all been there” sort of vibe and she just so happened to execute it perfectly. No better song to whip your hair back and forth to in the midst of some emotional frustration than this new jam. Besides, did you really think Gaga would throw such obvious shade at her BFF? Of course, not.