Dresses made of meat, sparkler bras and outlandish masks – Lady Gaga has sported them all. But her latest photo shoot may be the most daring yet.
In a photo for V magazine the singer posed completely naked, sitting on a little stool with her legs apart with only her hand covering her lady parts.
Photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin posted the pic on their Tumblr over the weekend.
The photo shows the slender singer without any makeup, her curly hair falling into her face.
Despite hip surgery that forced the cancellation of part of her tour, Lady Gaga still earned an estimated US$80 million (NZ$100m) in the past year, propelling her to the top of Forbes list of highest earning celebrities aged under 30.
The Forbes website said Lady Gaga, 27, would have earned more had she not had to cancel some 20 US shows starting in February.
Gaga announced this month that she will release her next album, ARTPOP, on November 11.
As well as her nude photo shoot, a strange video has been leaked online. The 23-second clip shows her repeatedly licking what looks like the hand of a monster.