In one of her most stripped-down photographs yet, Lady Gaga graces the new cover of V Magazine's music issue, shot by Hedi Slimane. The cover image sees Mother Monster on the verge of revealing a nipple, free of makeup and looking naturally tousled. Take a look:
Hedi Slimane for V Magazine.
Along with the cover shoot, Gaga spoke with New York novelist Tama Janowitz for the issue, with whom she talked about Joanne and her new found love of horses.
"After The Fame Monster and subsequent albums, I felt that there was a part of me that was connecting on a human level with the public and part of me that was connecting on a whole new level, one that I had been wanting to connect with them on, a sort of fantastic magical level," she said. "And now, I want more of that connection."
Gaga revealed her new obsession with stallions following the reception of a gift horse named Arabella from her record label.
"I just get on the horse and go. It's sort of a metaphor for all the guys I've been with," she continued.
All this horse talk is making us need to watch the "John Wayne" video, which, for your convenience, we've included below: