Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian AFP / Getty Images

She is the star of the biggest sex tape of all time, her famous behind has its own Twitter handle and her recent nude cover shot for Paper magazine broke the internet. It's safe to say that Kim Kardashian is no shrinking violent.

But despite her sex symbol status, a newly-leaked picture of the reality star may leave even her devoted fans with a bad taste in their mouth.

The picture, leaked online by a fan account, is allegedly from the 34-year-old star's edgy new shoot with Love Magazine and shows her bent over suggestively wearing nothing but a black jacket, stockings and heels.

While the raunchy stance may raise some eyebrows, the fact that the mother-of-one is smoking cigarette is bound to be the main talking point.

As Kardashian famously rarely drinks and is a non-smoker, fans that have seen the leaked image have accused her of glamorising smoking in a desperate bid to ramp up controversy.

It is unclear whether the unreleased image was taken during Love magazine's recent shoot with the Keeping up with the Kardashians star, styled by editor Katie Grand and shot by Steven Klein.

In that high fashion spread, she appeared in vintage Prada and had her eyebrows bleached for a distinctly androgynous look.

Back in December, Kardashian also sent the web into a frenzy when she posed completely nuder for Paper magazine. After first revealing her bare bottom, she stripped down to her birthday suit and posed full frontal.