Here’s why Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney took a nude selfie for the cover of V magazine

Lady Gaga has done some wild things in the past, but she might have outdone herself with this one. The singer is gracing the cover of V magazine’s February issue with a non-traditional pic that combines sex and art: a post-coital selfie.

She posed with her fiancé Taylor Kinney nude and covered in paint. Her eyes are on him, while he’s busy snapping the pic in a mirror. Apparently the photo was taken just after they’d just had sex — on that messy canvas they’re sitting on. And they did it for a great cause.

Lady Gaga stepped up as V’s guest editor for the month. The nude selfie cover is just one of 16 — count ‘em, 16 — magazine covers for February. And as stated, 100% of proceeds for this cover benefit her Born This Way Foundation, which empower young people to make the world a kinder place. Yes!

Apparently, the sex-on-a-canvas idea has been in the making for a while. “Since we first met, Taylor’s been drawing and painting all over me,” Gaga writes in her editor’s letter. “Years ago, when we were secretly living in San Diego and crashing on the floor of a beach shack, we never wore shoes. He told me he wanted to make love to me on a canvas.”

The photo symbolizes way more than a fun afternoon between lovers. It’s also packed with meaning for the couple. “We made love on the canvas on a Sunday in Chicago. We made love amidst chaos,” she continues. “We talked about shootings. We made love amidst terrorism. And we talked about how people’s hearts are also suffering all over the world as they watch and witness a swell of violence. We made love amidst violence.”

Other covers in the collection feature Gaga looking fiercer than ever.

On this one, she’s rocking some serious curls.

And here she is looking fab in Versace.

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(Image via Twitter.)

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