Lady Gaga combines motorcycle mayhem with biblical betrayal in the music video for "Judas," the second single from the pop star's forthcoming sophomore album "Born This Way." The five-minute-plus clip, which re-imagines the singer as Mary Magdalene and actor Norman Reedus as Judas Iscariot, leaked online today (May 5) hours before its official premiere tonight at 7 p.m. EST on E!
The video opens with a motorcycle gang cruising down a freeway, as Gaga clutches onto a Jesus-like figure who wears a golden crown of thorns. As the gang reaches its rustic hideout, Gaga's character watches curiously as the wily Judas enters the biker club and immediately gets involved in a brawl.
Gaga's Mary Magdalene becomes hypnotized by Judas' allure, and in a climactic sequence, the singer holds a gun up to Judas' mouth -- and a stick of red lipstick bursts out and smears his lips. After Judas delivers the fateful kiss upon the Jesus figure's cheeks, the video ends with Gaga's supporters publicly stoning the shocked singer.