In addition to photographs, it includes a foreword written by the singer about her relationship with Richardson. The duo had already collaborated on other projects prior to the book. Upon release, Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson received positive reviews from critics, who praised both the provocative pictures as well as simpler shots of Gaga without makeup and stage costumes. The book appeared at number five on The New York Times Best Seller list , before fluctuating down the ranking in subsequent weeks. Due to a lawsuit against Gaga by her former assistant, in the photos taken by Richardson were asked to be submitted as evidence for the case.