Lady Gaga's ARTPOP single leaks: Is it controversial?

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A single from Lady Gaga's upcoming album, "ARTPOP," has leaked and some are already calling it controversial. Does the single, called either "Burqa" or "Aura," sexualize Muslim women? Is it any good?

Because the song, whatever it's called, talks about veiled women in a sexual fashion, controversy has already been stirred. Lady Gaga's overall knowledge of the sociology connected to the Muslim custom of wearing a hijab is not known, but she has appeared in a "sexy" burqa outfit of her own.

That might be the basis of this song. It's hard to say.

You can listen to the new single here.

As for the song itself, regardless of lyrical meaning, it seems to have a techno feel mixed in with Gaga's more typical pop sound. A pleasant chorus contrasts to the violent and harshly presented lyrics that surround it. On musicality alone, this might end up being a divisive track.
Add in potential controversy over cultural insensitivity, and this could be a firestorm waiting to happen.

The first official single from the album, "Applause," is set to be released in mid-August, while "ARTPOP" is expected on Nov. 11.

Lyrics:

I killed my poor, former friend, left her in the trunk on highway 10

Put the knife under the hood
If you find it, send it straight to Hollywood
Hahahaha Hahahaha Hahahaha
Aura-a-a-a Aura-a-a-a Aura-a-a-a Aura-a-a-a Aura-a-a-a
I'm not a wandering slave, I am a woman of choice
My veil is protection for the gorgeousness of my face
You want to fancy me cause -- woman to love
But in the bedroom, the size of them's more than enough

Do you wanna see me naked, lover?
Do you wanna peak underneath the cover?
Do you wanna see the girl who lives behind the aura, behind the aura?
Do you wanna touch me, let's make love
Do you wanna be the peak underneath the cover?
Do you wanna see the girl who lives behind the aura?
Behind the aura, Behind the aura, Behind the aura

Enigma popstar is fun
She wear burqa for fashion
It's not a statement as much as just a move of passion
I may not walk on your street,
or shoot a gun on your soil
I hear you screaming
Is it because of pleasure and toil?
Dance, Sex, ART POP, Dance, Sex, ART POP

Do you wanna see me naked, lover?
Do you wanna be peak underneath the cover?
Do you wanna see the girl who lives behind the aura, behind the aura?
Do you wanna touch me, let's make love
Do you wanna be the peak underneath the cover?
Do you wanna see the girl who lives behind the aura?
Behind the aura, Behind the aura, Behind the curtain, Behind the burqa ...

ARTPOP.

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