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Scott Colothan

10:01 28th May 2009

Never one to shy away from the headlines, Lady Ga Ga has posed naked for the latest edition of the Rolling Stone.

The gaudy pink cover, shot by David LaChapelle, features a frizzed hair GaGa almost naked with bubbles covering her nipples and genitalia.

The 23-year-old – real name Stefani Germanotta – said she was jubilant when Rolling Stone editors told her about their idea. She said: "When they told me about it I nearly cried."

Inside the June edition of the magazine, GaGa also poses for another provocative photo where she stands semi-naked in her bubble corset surrounded by a mass of foam-covered bodies.

When music stars pose naked for Magazine covers:


  • Christina Aguilera (Rolling Stone, November 2002) - Aged 21, Aguilera stripped for the US magazine with her vital areas covered only by a guitar. It quickly became one of the defining Rolling Stone covers of recent years.

  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono (Rolling Stone , January 1981) – In 2005, the iconic Annie Liebovitz photo was unsurprisingly voted as the best magazine cover of the past 40 years. The famous edition of the magazine was published in tribute to John Lennon a month was murdered by Mark Chapman in New York.

  • Britney Spears (Rolling Stone , October 2003) - Following on from her controversial 1999 Rolling Stone cover when the 17-year-old Britney posed provocatively with a Tellytubby, Britney hit the headlines again when she stripped completely for the magazine.

  • Janet Jackson (Rolling Stone, September 1993) - The hugely memorable cover of Janet posing with her breasts cupped by a pair of anonymous hands is arguably one of the greatest music images of the nineties.

  • Dixie Chicks (Entertainment Weekly, May 2003) - Just two months after they famously bashed President Bush, the three girls from Texas stoked up more controversy when they appeared naked on EW. A political statement, they covered themselves in the positive and negative words the US media used to describe them after slamming Bush.

  • Nicole Scherzinger (Blender, November 2007) - As well as appearing scantily clad on a number of Lads' Mags, The Pussycat Doll stripped for a more reputable music magazine two years back.

  • Britney Spears (Harper's Bizarre Magazine, July 2006) - Just a few months after appealing for privacy in an interview, Britney posed pregnant for the famous fashion magazine. The photo was taken fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski, the man behind Demi Moore's infamous Vanity Fair cover in 1991.

  • Avril Lavigne (Blender June 2007) - Avril proved that anything Britney and Christina can do, she can. Topless, only the strategically placed caption covers her up.

  • Beth Ditto (Love Magazine, February 2009) - Almost two years after her NME stunt, Ditto couldn't resist the urge and stripped again. Love Magazine editor Katie Grand said: "Isn't it confounding and amazing to have an iconic figure - who doesn't have a 25-inch waist?"

  • Christina Aguilera (Marie Claire, January 2008) - Having already appeared virtually naked on Rolling Stone and several lads' mags, Aguilera upped the publicity ante by posing semi-nude while pregnant.

  • Warren Cuccurullo (G Magazine, 2000) - The former Duran Duran guitarist immersed himself in the world of gay porn at the turn of the millennium. On the front cover, Cuccurullo is obscured by a guitar but inside he posed completely bollock naked. Erection and all.

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers (Rolling Stone, June 1992) - The Chili Peppers joined the naked Rolling Stone cover club in the summer of 1992. Typically humorous, we love the expression on Anthony Kiedis' face

  • Rihanna (GQ, 2012) - Let's be honest, judging from Rihanna's Instagram and Unapologetic album cover, it was only a matter of time until the singer kept her clothes off for a magazine shoot. A honorary GQ 'Man' of the Year, Rihanna needed only a leather jacket to rock this cover.

  • Lana Del Rey (GQ, 2012) - GQ's Woman of the Year, Lana stripped off for the magazine cover which is sure to become iconic. And the spread wasn't any less racy inside, either.