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19 December 2011, 09:25 | Updated: 19 December 2011, 09:55
The 'Born This Way' singer says she has waited her whole life to be photographed by Terry Richardson.
Lady Gaga has released a video in which she views her recent photo book for the first time, and is heard saying fans are going to "freak out" about the release.
The 'Marry The Night' singer worked alongside photographer Terry Richardson on the luxury coffee table book, which includes over 350 photos of Gaga ranging from performance shots to more intimate photos.
"This is so amazing!" Gaga says while flipping through the book. "The fans are going to freak out."
Gaga then reads out an excerpt of her introduction from Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson where she proclaims her admiration and respect for the artist.
"Sometimes it seems as though I've waited my entire life to be photographed by Terry Richardson.
"With Terry, the relationship extends beyond the photograph and, if you're lucky, he will teach you something truly profound."
Earlier this month Lady Gaga was named the highest earning women in music by Forbes magazine in their annual rich list.
Watch Lady Gaga discussing her Terry Richardson photo book below: