Lady Gaga has sent her fans into meltdown on Twitter after a simple photo of her posing completely naked appeared online.

Photographers Inez & Vinoodh posted the striking image on Instagram with the caption: "Get ready world for our pics of @ladygaga for @vmagazine !kisses iv #artpop."

The 'Born This Way' star recently sparked speculation over her big comeback after her hip surgery by 'deleting' her Twitter account.

She then went on to announce, via Facebook, that her third album is called ARTPOP and will be released as an app which combines "music, art, fashion and technology with a new interactive worldwide community", built by her own technological team TechHAUS.

Gaga will be releasing an as-yet-unnamed single on 19 August, with the album app on 11 November. Fans will be able to pre-order the album app on 1 September.

It's thought the nude snap above will be part of her album artwork.

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