Britney Spears Goes Topless for V Magazine

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Good day, sunshine! Britney Spears on the cover of V Magazine.

Because nothing says "I'm not that innocent" like a topless shoot, Britney Spears is flashing some skin for the new Star Power issue of V Magazine.

Making her first U.S. cover appearance in a year, the pop star strikes three sultry poses in a yellow, blue and pink triple-fold cover for the fashion magazine.

Famed photographer Mario Testino helmed the sexy shoot, which sees Spears falling out of a Ralph Lauren Collection gown (exposing her lower-back fairy tattoo and some major cleavage in the process), cuddling a cat, revealing an Agent Provocateur strapless bra underneath a plunging Salvatore Ferragamo dress, and donning a racy bustier paired with a ruffled Tom Ford jacket.

Despite baring nearly all for the magazine, Spears says she's more protective of her private life.

"I think it's easier to let people in when you're younger, but when I became a mother I wanted more privacy for myself and my children," she says. "A life away from my life."

But don't let that guardedness fool you.

"The bitch is back and better than ever," Spears proclaims.

Now that's the Britney we know and love.

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Hit me, baby, two more times. Spears on V Magazine's tri-fold cover.

For more, visit V Magazine online and pick up Issue No. 70, out now.