Lady Gaga’s Gold-Dipped Butt (Yes, This Actually Happened, And You Can Thank Terry Richardson)

Lady Gaga's clamshell bikini gets even more revealing thanks to Terry Richardson's photos.

Hint: Terry has titled the image, “Gaga’s Golden Butt.”

Although we didn’t agree with everything comedian Kevin Hart said during his stand-up bits at Sunday’s VMAs, he did drop one undeniable truthbomb: “Lady Gaga has those yams.” Like, we don’t know what kind of ass-tastic jazzercise regimen Gaga was following to prep for her VMA-opening “Applause” performance (though it probably involved nudity and crystals), but can we sign up?

While we thought we’d seen, like, literally 97.4 percent of Lady Gaga’s Botticelli’s “Birth Of Venus” bod onstage, photographer Terry Richardson (whom you might remember shot Miley Cyrus‘ recent twerked-out photoshoot) captured an additional 1.3 percent, which he’s shared on his Tumblr.

Check out Lady Gaga’s NSFW Terry Richardson shot, and watch her VMA performance after the jump.

WARNING: The pic involves a whole lotta gold leaf-covered #AZZEVERYWHERE. Enjoy!

+ See LADY GAGA’S NSFW PHOTO, and don’t forget to watch GAGA OPEN THE VMAS WITH “APPLAUSE.”

Video Music Award 2013 winners, red carpet photos, and the full VMA show free on demand at VMA.MTV.com.

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