Gaga, for her part, expresses concern mostly about the way in which Thursday night’s partial leak might affect the artistic statement of the song, and would rather it had immediately leaked in its entirety. “Just put that s**t out. There’s no need to—it’s like, they were like, tearing [the song] limb from limb. First it was, like, the arm of the song, and then the liver.” This stands, at least to us, as a somewhat hypocritical thing to say, considering that with “Born This Way,” she sang a portion of the song’s chorus at the VMAs in September, then drip-dripped its lyrics across a wide swath of magazines and blogs online for a few months, before finally revealing the single’s cover art. Guess that doesn’t count as dismemberment.