London: Popstar Lady Gaga has been hounded with hermaphrodite rumours ever since she began her career and she is now taking a dig at her detractors by posing as a man in a new photoshoot for a men`s magazine.
A series of new photographs show the controversial singer dressed in a series of suits and shirts, with her normally platinum hair gelled up in a dark quiff.
Gone are the usual extravagant costumes usually favoured by the star. In their place are sombre suits and conservative white shirts, reported a news website.
The photos were taken in London by renowned photographer Nick Knight and arranged by regular Gaga stylist Nicola Formichetti.
They are set to appear in a men`s fashion editorial for the September issue of Vogue Hommes Japan.
Formichetti has also posted the images on her blog, but mysteriously lists the model`s name as Jo Calderone.
However, one of Gaga`s biggest fans, blogger Perez Hilton appeared to acknowledge the images are of the star whom he jokingly refers to as "my wife".
Perez posted links to the pictures on his Twitter account, saying, "My husband, Jo Calderone! We`re in love. My man is so hot! Love him."
Gaga had earlier said that she does not care about the rumours of her being a hermaphrodite.
"I love the rumour that I have a penis. I`m fascinated by it. In fact, it makes me love my fans even more that this rumour is in the world because 17,000 of them come to an arena every night and they don`t care if I`m a man, a woman, a hermaphrodite, gay, straight, transgendered, or transsexual,"
said the singer.
The latest cover of US magazine Rolling Stone shows the `Poker Face` hitmaker clad in nothing but a machine gun bra.