Lady Gaga's nude, four-part cover appearance in V magazine by Inez and Vinoodh is now joined by her Elle October cover. In the images by Ruth Hogben of Nick Knight's SHOWStudio, Gaga shoots in "The Glass House." While the photographs are dreamy and surreal, It seems like she gets pretty deep into discussions of her dark, difficult past and journey to becoming a huge popstar. 

She says,

"Everyone is so cynical—that I can't purely love my fans, or share an honest story about my past, without someone asking me if I really, truly struggled. Do you know how much dirt I ate? Do you know the men I had to crawl through, the people that disrespected my body, my mind, my heart?"

When talking about her forthcoming ARTPOP, she says,

"I went to look back to myself being 19, with all my Warhol books and all my Yoko Ono and John Lennon CDs, my Rolling Stones CDs and my Bowie…, and I said, what would she want me to do right now? Well she'd want you to call Jeff Koons and Robert Wilson and Marina Abramović and Inez and Vinoodh…And that's what I did!"

Watch the behind-the-scenes of the photo shoot below:

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[via ELLE]