With just her long , tousled hair covering her modesty, the 47-year-old mother-of-two gave a glimpse of her buxom physique in the racy pictures.
She was dressed in a showgirl inspired outfit in a nod to her recent Las Vegas residency. But it was pictures from her shows at Caesars Palace that led fans to accuse her of photoshopping to extremes.
The Hero singer wore just a pair of fishnet tights and some sheer, black gloves for the Paper magazine cover.
And as well as going braless for the shoot, the star drew extra attention to her cleavage by wearing a gem-encrusted necklace down her chest and stomach.
The star was clearly pleased with the image, sharing the picture to her Instagram writing: ‘Pick up your copy today to find about all the festivity that happens in Vegas, but doesn’t stay in Vegas’.
But rather than praising Mariah for the picture, many fans slammed her and accused her of toying with her body shape.
One person wrote: ‘Airbrushed much?’ while another added ‘Hahaha… stop editing your photos. It’s ridiculous. Accept your body or go to the gym.’
Another simply said: ‘That’s not your body!’.
Mariah completed her #1 to Infinity residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas last month and the star appeared to look more fuller-figured in images from the performance.