The summer of Gaga continues with the July issue of Rolling Stone, which features a sexed-up, gun-toting Lady Gaga on its once venerable cover. The magazine cover is of course making its leaked rounds on the net today, eliciting thoughts from fans/non-fans about Gaga, who is featured wearing a machine gun bra and sporting a tush that’s not half bad – Photoshop’d though it is.

The magazine’s summer double issue with a pants-less Gaga on its cover hits newsstands Friday. Check below for the full Rolling Stone cover of Lady Gaga.

“When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl,” Gaga reveals in the RS interview. “Then I say, ‘Bitch, you’re Lady GaGa, you get up and and walk the walk today’.”

A life lesson for us all, no doubt.

But we must hand it to Gaga. Between the kooky behavior at baseball games and ongoing diva battle with Katy Perry, the pop star knows how to keep herself firmly planted in the pop culture headlines. A racy magazine cover just keeps the folks talking about the provocative, 24-year-old singer – at least for one more news cycle.

Lady Gaga was previously on the cover of Rolling Stone in June 2009.

What do you think of Lady Gaga’s cover for the July issue of Rolling Stone?