Release brought forward following online leaks

Lady Gaga has rush-released her new single ‘Judas’ today (April 15).

The track was not due for release until next Tuesday (April 19), but following the leak of portions of it online overnight, it has been made available to buy immediately.

The song is now available on iTunes.

‘Judas’ is the second track to be lifted from the pop superstar’s forthcoming album ‘Born This Way’, due for release on May 23.

The pre-hype around the song’s release has angered religious groups who have claimed it is a stunt to coincide with Easter weekend.

A Gagavision youtube clip posted earlier this month saw Christian protesters picket one of her shows, opposing her support for gay rights.