By IONA KIRBY
We are used to seeing her in all kinds of extravagant and unusual ensembles which never fail to shock.
But Lady Gaga is proving even more titillating in her latest photo shoot, which sees her stripping nude.
The singer bares for V magazine, posing on a stool with her legs apart while using just her hands to protect her modesty.
The 27-year-old’s face is also naked in the snapshot as she goes completely make-up free.
Gaga flashes a toothy smile as she proudly shows off her natural self, and sports full dark blonde ombre curls which cascade down her shoulders and cover one eye.
The Paparazzi hit-maker looks very slender in the revealing snap, while tattoos on her left arm can just be seen.
Gaga's Little Monsters no doubt can't wait for the new record. The star is seen here on July 11
The image as posted on photographer Vinoodh Matadi's Instagram page on Saturday along with the caption: 'Get ready world for our pics of @ladygaga for @vmagazine !kisses iv #artpop.'
Gaga is certainly doing well at drumming up excitement for her upcoming album ARTPOP.
Gaga was seen heading to the studio last week to work on the album, which is out November 11
As well as her birthday suit photo shoot, a strange video which is believed to be part of promotional work for the record has been leaked online.
In the 23 second clip, Gaga, who recently set tongues wagging about her under wraps album when she deleted her Twitter page, repeatedly licks a monster like hand in slow motion.
Gaga's nude snapshot is even more shocking than the bizarre outfits she usually sports, such as this one she wore in January
The claw pops up from the bottom of the screen and looks like a plastic mannequin hand, although parts of the yellowish paint have chipped off.
It was revealed earlier this month that ARTPOP’s debut track will be released on August 19.
Meanwhile the album itself will hit the shelves and be available for download on November 11, with pre-orders beginning September 1.