Lady Gaga has just premiered–wait, what? That’s not–OH! Oh, God. Wait. Sorry. One second:

Lady Gaga has just premiered the single cover for her upcoming single, “Born This Way.”

The cover was designed by Gaga and her longtime stylist, Nicola Formichetti (now the creative director for Thierry Mugler) and was photographed by Nick Knight, the acclaimed fashion photographer who also snapped Mademoiselle G for the September 2010 issue of Vanity Fair.

All kidding/cunty comparisons aside, I do like the image. That deformed bone structure, the not-so-subtle animalistic touch–a hint to what the video will bring? We’ll soon find out!

“Born This Way” will be released on Friday. (iTunes)