Lady Gaga has explained the video for Born This Way, saying the scenes of birth and death represent her hopes of creating worldwide unity.

The Born This Way video premiered yesterday and some fans thought the tripped-out birth shots too much to deal with.

One person tweeted: “Lady Gaga’s video for born this way was repulsive, congrats gaga, just lost even more respect for you.”

The seven-minute video for Born This Way shows Gaga giving birth to a mucous- covered alien creature and contains some pretty graphic womb and vagina imagery.

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However, Gaga claims that no, she isn’t just out to shock, and that the video is “the story about the birth of a new race.”

Speaking to Radio 1’s Greg James, the Bad Romance singer claimed: “The song is very meaningful to me, so I wanted to make something that would really show what was going on in my head when I wrote Born This Way.”

According to Gaga, Born This Way represents her vision of “a race that bears no prejudice and a race that’s primary sort of ambition in life is to inspire unity and togetherness.”

So if you just saw slimy lady-parts in the video, shame on you!

Lady Gaga’s The Fame most successful download album ever

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga has become the first artist to go platinum through downloads alone with her album The Fame.

Yesterday, the album passed the 300,000-downloads mark, making it the most successful ever in the download charts.

Only three records have ever sold more than 250,000 copies online: Lady Gaga’s, The Fame; Only By The Night by Kings of Leon; Lungs by Florence and the Machine.

Watch Lady Gaga’s Born This Way here.