Now, the singer who once wore a meat dress to an awards show is showing fans a much more stripped-down version of herself.
A few days ago, a naked photo was released from the pop star's V Magazine spread, where she has untamed hair flowing over her shoulders and is wearing only the slightest bit of makeup, which creates a very raw, natural look.
As anticipation continues to build for her upcoming ARTPOP album, the "Born This Way" singer has posted another photo and in this one, she appears completely au natural.
Along with the photo, which she posted on her LittleMonsters website, Gaga wrote, "ARTPOP as they pry the single from my bleeding fingers. It's a scary thing to revisit those things underneath, the pain in your past. But all I found was raw passion. I thought I was destroyed inside. I'm just ready to fight. Start the music."
The vulnerable photos and the caption seem to suggest that Gaga is going with a much more organic theme for this album. In fact, it looks like she might be ready to shed the "Lady Gaga" persona and return to her roots as Stefani Germanotta, the little Italian girl from New York City.
Although she has given us tiny glimpses into life before "Lady Gaga," especially with the "Marry the Night" video, we have a feeling this album will give us an unprecedented look into her past and we can't wait to hear what she has to say!