Nearly naked and swathed in chainmail as she grabs lewdly at her crotch, Lady GaGa strikes a predictably demure pose.
But behind the scenes of this Q Magazine photo shoot, the singer’s behaviour was equally bizarre.
She left onlookers bemused by bursting into tears halfway through and saying: “I’m just not in a good place right now.”
GaGa had earlier infuriated the Q’s photographers with her exacting demands for the shoot which took place at London’s Mayfair Hotel.
After saying she hated the photos, she started crying and promptly walked out. She then insisted she would only continue if her boyfriend took the pictures instead.
A source said: “The magazine wasn’t going to stand for that so they told her people where to go. Her behaviour was weird.”
There has been increasing speculation that GaGa is finding life in the spotlight difficult to deal with.
Paramedics were recently rushed to her dressing room when she passed out moments before a show in Indiana
The Poker Face singer, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is said to have cried for hours after being forced to cancel the concert
Her spokesman blamed “exhaustion and dehydration”.
GaGa, 23, later wrote on Twitter: “I’ve been crying for hours, I feel like I let my fans down tonight...I am so devastated.”
The Mirror revealed yesterday how she was in tears again prior to the first night of her tour at Manchester’s MEN Arena.
GaGa, who has admitted battling drug problems in the past, flew into a rage after discovering key parts of the set had been lost in transit.
In the interview with Q Magazine, she also talked about her infamous stunt at last year’s MTV Awards in which she pretended to commit suicide on stage.
She said: “Everybody was freaking out. MTV said, ‘What do you wanna do?’ I said, ‘I wanna bleed to death for four minutes’.”