Washington: American singer and songwriter Katy Perry has posed topless wearing nothing but fishnet stockings in the recent issue of Rolling Stone.
The `California Gurls` singer is only slightly more dressed on the cover (wearing lingerie) and other interior shots.
Raised in California by strict, Christian pastor parents, the 25-year-old star explained how, despite her sometimes racy image, religious imagery and other elements in pop culture bother her.
"I am sensitive to Russell taking the Lord`s name in vain and to Lady Gaga putting a rosary in her mouth," a news website quoted Perry as saying, referring to Lady Gaga`s `Alejandro` video.
"I think when you put sex and spirituality in the same bottle and shake it up, bad things happen. Yes, I said I kissed a girl. But I didn`t say I kissed a girl while f-ing a crucifix, she said.
The new issue of Rolling Stone hits stands Wednesday.