Pop star Lady Gaga poses topless on the cover of British Q magazine: in the photo, she is seen topless, covering her chest with nothing more than her gloved hands or mesh wiring, and in some shots sporting a bulge in her black pants that is presumably a strap-on.
In the issue, which hit newsstands on Tuesday (February 23), Gaga talks all about arguably the most infamous rumor of the many that have followed her around: that Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite.
“We all know one of the biggest talking points of the year was that I have a d**k, so why not give them what they want? I want to wear a d**k strapped to my vagina,” she told the magazine. “I also carry myself onstage in a masculine way and sing in a low register,” Miss Gaga added.
She also said: “This is not out of nowhere, right? I want to comment on that in a beautiful, artistic way. How I wanna show it. And I want to call this piece Lady Gaga Dies Hard.”
While being an unconventional person, Lady Gaga admits she actually is quite old-fashioned in many respects. “Well, I believe in certain institutions: cooking, serving dinner, taking care of my family,” she said to the magazine. “So I consider myself quite the lady,” she added.
In the interview, Gaga also shares how her strong-willed attitude and decision to not have a conventional pop star image have, at times, been an issue for her. “The last thing a young woman needs is another picture of a sexy pop star writhing in sand, covered in grease, touching herself. My image was an issue at my record label. I fought for months and cried at meetings,” she said. “I got criticized for being arrogant because if you’re sure of yourself as a woman they say you’re a bitch whereas if you’re a man and you’re strong-willed it’s normal.”