Lady Gaga shows off her edgy side with a black claw hand for V Magazine’s digital cover

Lady Gaga showed off her edgy style while posing for French photographer and artistic director of Celine, Hedi Slimane, on the latest digital cover of V Magazine.

The singer, 36, was captured in a number of artistic black and white photos during a ‘spontaneous photoshoot’ backstage in Paris ahead of her show on July 24th – as part of her Chromatica Ball tour.

The Academy Award winner sported a pair of black spider-like claws over her fingers, providing stark contrast to her icy white platinum wig as she gazed into the camera.

Enigmatic: Lady Gaga showed off her edgy style while posing for French photographer and artistic director of Celine, Hedi Slimane, on the latest digital cover of V Magazine

Enigmatic: Lady Gaga showed off her edgy style while posing for French photographer and artistic director of Celine, Hedi Slimane, on the latest digital cover of V Magazine

It comes 13 years after Slimane shot the cover art for her 2009 album The Fame Monster.

Gaga – born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta – dyed her eyebrows platinum to match her tresses for the show.

The superstar also highlighted her features with bold makeup, including dark lipstick and black cat eyeliner.

Candid: The singer, 36, was captured in a number of artistic black and white photos during a 'spontaneous photoshoot' backstage in Paris ahead of her show on July 24th

Candid: The singer, 36, was captured in a number of artistic black and white photos during a ‘spontaneous photoshoot’ backstage in Paris ahead of her show on July 24th

The process: Slimane first shot her while she was still in the makeup chair wearing a wig cap

The process: Slimane first shot her while she was still in the makeup chair wearing a wig cap

Slimane first shot her while she was still in the makeup chair wearing a wig cap and getting her eyeliner drawn on.

Another magnificent shot featured her side profile with her makeup already perfected, but waiting to put on her hair.

There was also a photo from behind which captured a rose tattoo on her neck, above her black leather jacket.

Dancing away: In another shot she was seen dancing on stage in a tight leather outfit

Dancing away: In another shot she was seen dancing on stage in a tight leather outfit

Blonde bombshell: Yet another beautiful image saw her leaning back and showing off her silky wig

Blonde bombshell: Yet another beautiful image saw her leaning back and showing off her silky wig

Vinyl look: The photos then progressed to Gaga rocking out onstage in a unique black vinyl outfit with spiky pointed shoulders and a matching cap

Vinyl look: The photos then progressed to Gaga rocking out onstage in a unique black vinyl outfit with spiky pointed shoulders and a matching cap

The photos then progressed to Gaga rocking out onstage in a unique black vinyl outfit with spiky pointed shoulders and a matching cap.

The star was seen giving a spirited performance as she danced around with a microphone.

Another artistic shot showed Gaga’s torso and legs in black fishnet stockings as she was embraced by a dancer.

During her interview she touched on learning how to control the ‘animal’ inside her and channeling her hurt and anger in a more positive way.

Perfecting the makeup: The singer was seen getting her makeup perfected by a makeup artist

Perfecting the makeup: The singer was seen getting her makeup perfected by a makeup artist

Perfection: Her team also made sure that her wig edges would perfectly blend into her skin with the help of makeup

Perfection: Her team also made sure that her wig edges would perfectly blend into her skin with the help of makeup

‘[One night] I said on stage, “I used to dream only of darkness, and now I dream of life.” And I think there’s a real place for that. For myself, there’s a real animal in me,’ she stated.

‘There’s a real hurt and anger that I’ve carried with me as a woman since I was really young. And I’m actually learning now that I want to be in control of that animal and not let that animal control me.’

The star, who’s been open about her struggles with mental health as well as fibromyalgia – a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain – revealed how happy she is to be performing while healthy.

Rock out: The star was seen giving a spirited performance as she danced around with a microphone

Rock out: The star was seen giving a spirited performance as she danced around with a microphone

Monochrome: Another vivid black and white shot featured Gaga adjusting her tresses while sporting a silver studded jacket

Monochrome: Another vivid black and white shot featured Gaga adjusting her tresses while sporting a silver studded jacket

Control: During her interview she touched on learning how to control the 'animal' inside her and channeling her hurt and anger in a more positive way

Control: During her interview she touched on learning how to control the ‘animal’ inside her and channeling her hurt and anger in a more positive way

‘You know, I’m so grateful that I got to deliver Chromatica to the world in this way, because the biggest discovery and the biggest gift I could have given myself in becoming healthy is that when I’m on stage now, I’ m not blasting the music and getting lost.’

‘I’m not in a nightclub wasted, getting lost in the record… Now I’m inside my dance routine. I’m inside my vocal technique. I’m inside the artistry of the fashion and the imagery. I’m clear about where the cameras are. I’m always thinking about the image that the audience is seeing.’

It’s a real performance. It’s a performance that honors the craft of my musicianship. When I’m playing the piano, I can hear what I’m playing. I care about every note. And I can’t tell you how much suffering is not worth it if it means it’s going to compromise your talent.’

A rose: Another photo from behind captured a rose tattoo on her neck, above her black leather jacket

A rose: Another photo from behind captured a rose tattoo on her neck, above her black leather jacket

Artsy: The next shot showed Gaga's torso and legs in black fishnet stockings as she was embraced by a dancer

Artsy: The next shot showed Gaga’s torso and legs in black fishnet stockings as she was embraced by a dancer

The star continued to stress the importance of staying healthy and that ‘healing’ does not detract from an artist’s talent.

I want them [my fans] to know that it’s okay to heal. Healing doesn’t make you less talented. It doesn’t make you less of a badass. It doesn’t make you less committed to your art.’

It just means that you’re able to experience life with more clarity. I think sometimes as artists, we get caught up with the escape of it all, right? The fantasy of it all. And if we escape too much, we stop valuing things about life. There’s more to life than just escaping it,’ she said.

The wig: Yet another backstage shot showed off the singer's platinum wig on a styling head stand

The wig: Yet another backstage shot showed off the singer’s platinum wig on a styling head stand

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