Lady Gaga wore so little onstage at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, it should come as no surprise that she was barely dressed behind the scenes as well.
Granted, these Terry Richardson photos aren't as eye-popping as the Lady Gaga VMA outfit we saw, but that's because she wore the latter in public.
Still. There is Lady Gaga. In a thong.
Okay, the photo above is family friendly. Literally in her case. That's her mom with her before the show! But some of Terry's other pics are more risque.
Follow the jump for a couple of pictures of Lady Gaga nude (or close to it) that show just how that crazy performance came to be Sunday night:
There you have it. As you can see, the Mother Monster needs to limber up before a live performance of "Applause" ... because she lives for that.
Check out loads more pics over at Terry's Diary!