Cyrus poses for nude magazine shoot

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has posed naked for a magazine shoot.

The 21-year-old singer - who has attracted widespread controversy for her outrageous antics in recent times - is pictured in the 91st edition of V Magazine, entitled 'The Rebel Issue', wearing a furry blue cut-out bathing suit surrounded by stuffed animals.

She told the magazine: "I know that I'm not a pop pop dumb dumb.

"I'm a lot more than someone who just goes and shakes her ass onstage. I think it's kind of funny to mess with people and rile them up, because I'm actually the most chill person and it's just funny to watch the world get out of their minds over things that are so irrelevant and don't matter."

The naked photo - which is shot for fashion brand Karl Lagerfeld - is accompanied by a quote from the designer that reads: "Your body is youth incarnate. I think, in fact, you are a very decent girl and well educated, you just like to provoke. What is more fun than to shock the bourgeois anyway?"

This comes shortly after the 'Wrecking Ball' singer posted a picture of herself in the shower on Instagram with only a love heart to cover her bum.