Lady Gaga never stops pushing the boundaries and this includes often taking her clothes off. That's not surprising to anyone. Since she was young, she didn’t mind revealing a little too much, as she said on SiriusXM: “I definitely walked around naked a lot as a kid, and my mom used to joke with me because I would always try to freak the babysitter out and…hide behind the couch and rip all my clothes off and run around and singing The Little Mermaid or whatever.” Nudity and transformation are now part of her performance as she wants to find a way to change her clothes, but also her body. She's usually naked with a purpose.
However, the singer is not doing this to please a man and doesn’t find herself sexy. The love of her life is her fans, and the only thing she is devoted to is her passion. She makes sure men respect her so she can be a positive figure for her fans. She told Vanity Fair what she thinks about during a fight: “What would my fans think if they knew this was happening? How would they feel about my work and about me as a female if they knew I was allowing this to go on?” For Lady Gaga, nudity is art and being sexy is a way to get the attention it deserves.
If you ever want to live a sexual experience with Lady Gaga, watch her show. The singer once told Vogue that being on stage is like having sex with her fans, explaining that, “they’re the only people on the planet who, in an instant, can make me just lose it.” She's not your typical sex symbol, but here’s what she has to offer:
15 The nightclub G-A-Y
After singing "Venus," one of her ARTPOP singles, Lady Gaga randomly decided to strip naked. It seems like she took the lyrics “Uranus, don’t you know my a** is famous”too seriously and decided to show it off. She started by flashing her privates to the crowd and then completely undressed before slowly walking off stage, as reported by The Mirror. However, it seems like she forgot she was in a gay bar with men who didn’t care about watching this kind of show.
The artist doesn’t mind being naked, and one time she got some advice from a 65-year-old: “You know that Lady Gaga, she can really sing. If she just took all those clothes off and she just sang, she would be great,” the singer revealed on The Tonight Show. She obviously took her advice to heart, as nudity became part of many of her performances. The singer finally got the attention she deserved for her music.
14 Gaga by Mariano Vivanco
When Lady Gaga posed for Mariano Vivanco in 2011, she was wearing spiky prosthetics on her shoulders, cheeks, and forehead. The horny superstar claimed that they were not prosthetic, but her bones, during an interview with Harpers Bazaar. “They’ve always been inside me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am. […] They come out when I’m inspired.”
The singer said that everyone has these bones and doesn’t encourage people to modify their body to get this look because she believes that plastic surgery is a harmful promotion of insecurity. However, she finally admitted that these bones were a body modification, but she simply considers it to be an artistic expression. Gaga believes that she can choose the way the world will envision her and loves pushing boundaries. However, shortly after, she got rid of the spiky bones and found new ways to look like she was born on another planet.
13 Rolling Stone Magazine
The magazine describes Gaga as a young woman dressed like an alien empress and acting strangely human. As she told Rolling Stone: “I think I look new. I think I’m changing what people think is sexy.” However, she believes she would turn absolutely crazy if she stopped working, so the singer makes sure she follows her passion every second of her life.
Gaga is not the kind of woman who would do anything for a man, but she is devoted to her art: “My music’s not going to wake up tomorrow morning and tell me it doesn’t love me anymore. So I’m content with my solitude. I’m OK with being alone. I choose to have someone in my life when I can.”
The artist has always been famous, the problem, she has said, was just that people didn’t know it at that time. Gaga wants to be delusional about how great she can be, and she was right to work so hard that this lie became the truth.
12 Gaga On Instagram
The superstar shares everything with her fans, this includes posing seductively in one of her outrageous outfits, forgetting to put on a bra, and laying in bed with a sex doll wearing a condom. As she writes on one of her posts on Instagram: “Your heart is filled with vanity, mine insanity.”
She understands that the only place where she can be free is in the privacy of her home, as she said on CBS Sunday Morning: “I’m very acutely aware that once I cross that property line, I’m not free anymore. As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else," she said. “I took a long hard look at that property line and I said, ‘well, if I can be free out there, I’m going to be free in here,'” pointing to her heart. She still shares a part of her private life with her fans, but she’ll always stay true to who she is because that’s the last thing that makes her truly free.
11 V Magazine - No 61
Photographed by Mario Testino and styled by Nicola Formichetti for V Magazine, this cotton-candy-like outfit never looked so tasty. Right after spending the night at the MuchMusic Video Awards with fire shooting from her breasts, she was so hot the next morning that sugar seemed to melt on her.
It wasn’t the first time Lady Gaga posed for this magazine, as they are both devoted to art and interested in fearless fashion. However, the fashionista wasn’t even supposed to wear clothes for the shoot. "Actually, Mario wanted me naked all day long. It was my stylist, Nicola, who kept sneaking in the designer stuff. He was like, ‘Put this Fendi belt on right now!’ We love clothes. But Mario, he really understands me, and he said, ‘I want this to be about you. I don’t want it to be about the clothes.’"
No matter what Gaga wears - or doesn’t wear - she always finds a way to be recognized by her unique weirdness.
10 Purple Magazine
Lady Gaga doesn’t always like to wear clothes, but put on her craziest high heels when she poses for the skateboard brand Supreme. Photographed by Terry Richardson for French magazine Purple, the singer participated in a wet t-shirt contest, licked her arm, pulled on her fishnets, and covered herself with a skateboard. She even posed in her underwear with a little boy who didn’t seem to know what to do next to this weird lady, as you can see in a behind the scenes video.
It is not the first time Gaga worked for Richardson as she already told MTV News about how much she loves working with the famed photographer: “What I love so much about Terry is that he thinks everything is so beautiful. I’m always, ‘Oh Terry, get out of here,’ and he’s like, ‘Oh, it’s so beautiful, let me just shoot it.’ […] I felt so comfortable with Terry. I love him so much.”
9 Vogue Hommes Japan
Lady Gaga posed for the magazine twice, once as her male alter-ego Jo Calderone and then again, barely covered in raw meat, reminiscent of her meat dress from the VMAs. PETA criticized the singer, telling the Daily News: “No matter how beautifully it is presented, flesh from a tortured animal is flesh from a tortured animal. Meat represents bloody violence and suffering, so if that’s the look they were going for - they achieved it.” However, Gaga does care about animals, as she used a faux polar bear coat in her music video, added vegan hot dogs to her tour rider, and wore a Kermit the Frog outfit instead of fur.
Even though she tries not to wear real animal fur, she doesn’t mind wearing their flesh, just like she did previously at the VMAs. This dress was later preserved like a beef jerky for the “Women Who Rock” exhibition. Fortunately, the singer didn’t start a trend and the meat dress remained simply one of her craziest outfits.
8 Candy Magazine
Lady Gaga posed naked for the cover of Candy, the first "transversal" style magazine. Wearing a masculine outfit and showing off her feminine body, the artist once again showed her support for the LGBT community. The singer gave the new magazine the attention it deserved because of a little scandal. The photograph shocked people - not because of her moustache or her nudity - but because she proudly exposed her pubes.
Many artists posed naked before, but visible female pubic hair is still risqué. However, the singer loves pushing the boundaries and isn’t ashamed of her body. When asked about her confidence in Glamour, she answered “I've come to a place in my life where I've accepted things that are me, as opposed to feeling pressure to explain myself to people around me."
She is not the only women who proudly exposed her pubic hair on the cover of the magazine, as Miley Cyrus did too for the ninth edition.
7 Do What You Want
When Lady Gaga sang “Do what you want with my body,” she was not objectifying herself, the artist wanted to say that she is much more than that. The media can say whatever they want about her, but they’ll never penetrate her mind and change who she is. This is why the singer doesn’t mind exposing her body to the world. Pleasuring herself with the media symbolizes that she takes advantage of a relationship that is about nothing but looks. “You can’t have my heart / And you won’t use my mind but / Do what you want with my body.”
Unfortunately - and ironically - the music video was never released because her co-star R. Kelly has faced child pornography charges in the past, and Terry Richardson was accused of sexually assaulting and harassing models, as reported by TMZ. That’s obviously not what the singer meant when she sang that people could do whatever they want with her body.
6 Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson
Lady Gaga always seems to be performing, so her daily life is something most people have never seen before. In this book full of 350 photographs, Terry Richardson follows superstar Lady Gaga all around the world for one year from her performance at Lollapalooza in 2010 to the final show of her Monster Ball tour in 2011. He took over 100,000 pictures of her, whether she was undressing after her show, brushing her teeth, or lying on the kitchen floor.
The singer had nothing to hide as she told MTV News: “Terry was with me for [almost] a whole year, and gosh, I didn’t hold anything back from Terry… he was with me every minute, every moment. […] It’s completely unfiltered.” The photographer was with her since she woke up in the morning and until she went to bed at night, following her even when she was taking a bath. Even though some pictures are eccentric, she claims that nothing is staged. This Lady never stops being Gaga.
5 Lady Gaga - Fame
When Lady Gaga announced that she would be launching a new perfume made of blood and semen, she had to take part in a crazy campaign to promote her fragrance. The singer told CNN she wanted her perfume to smell “slutty.” “I mean that in a lovely way, like the way that your husband makes you feel when you’ve had a really long day and he knows exactly what to say, the way that will make you feel sexy. The smell of Fame is that mating call.”
The singer absolutely wanted her perfume to be black to portray the duality of fame. After a few years, a new technology was finally created to make the black liquid turn clear when it is sprayed into the air. Her crazy ideas didn’t stop there: in the full official commercial for her perfume, we see her lying naked next to miniature men, kissing many men in a black liquid, and covered in eggs. This is what “sexy” smells like, according to Gaga.
4 OUT Magazine
This artist often associates her passion with sex and death. In OUT Magazine, she tells the story about when she first undressed on stage so people would pay attention to her music. “'I felt a spontaneity and nerve in myself that I think had been in a coffin for a very long time. […] At that moment, I rose up from the dead.” She calls her fan her “little monsters” and is open to feed with confessions the Fame Monster she created.
Lady Gaga has nothing to hide and this is why she can show her naked body to the entire world: everyone knows what she looks like and who she is sleeping with. She doesn’t mind whether she is sexy or not , she just wants you to think about sex and talk about it. But beware of this dangerous artist, who once said “Art is a lie, and every day I kill to make it true.”
3 NME Magazine
NME magazine believed she was the most controversial pop star of our time, and a boundary-pushing visionary. Lady Gaga made sure to prove that they were right in her photo shoot with Mariano Vivanco by barely hiding her private parts with zippers and her hands. However, the singer hasn’t always been comfortable in her body. She once told NME, “Growing up, somehow there was a shame in your womanhood, like as soon as you get breasts or as soon as you look like a woman - this can create conflict in the house.”
Gaga later became a go-go dancer and claimed she has a diamond heart, even though she is not perfect. Instead of being objectified, she made sure no one could change her mind and used her body as a tool to get what she wants. Nowadays, she constantly pushes the boundaries and is not ashamed to do whatever she wants with her body. Controversy runs in her veins, pushing the boundaries is always part of her mind and art is what makes her heart beat.
2 V Magazine - No. 85
Lady Gaga contributed to 23 V Magazine covers, the most for any artist in the magazine’s history. For the 85th edition, the singer bared it all in many different photoshoots in which she is only covered with white makeup, plastic wrap, or glitter. The singer obviously doesn’t mind being naked for art as she stated: “I was willing to do anything for art. It got me into so much trouble because when you're willing to do anything for art but you don't even know what your art is yet or what your music is or what you're making, you're willing to do anything to understand it or to experience something that will charge it or inspire it.”
After going through many experiences that changed who she is, Gaga now loves to work with people who supported and watched over her throughout the years, like Inez and Vinoodh, photographers for this publication.
1 American Horror Story
In the fifth season of the series, Lady Gaga played a bloodthirsty fashionista vampire who runs the hotel. The Countess loves to attract her victims by having sex with them, so there are a lot of bloody sex scenes. The role seemed perfect for her, but the singer didn’t take things for granted and prepared herself before stepping onto the set to play this challenging role.
To become the perfect killer, Gaga studied killers like Norman Bates and Hannibal Lecter. She even started to think like her character, as Variety reported. “I’m out at a restaurant or I’m in the car and we’re driving past people. I sort of look and wonder ‘Gee, I wonder if you’re clean. I wonder, if I were to kill you, if it would be worth it for me.” No wonder the actress won the Best Actress Golden Globe for her incredible performance!