Nicole Scherzinger's Instagram account hacked while she slept ... as hacker trolled users with fake nudes and an alleged sex tape

She was hacked earlier in the year when a video with her ex-boyfriend, Lewis Hamilton, was released. 

And just a few months on, Nicole Scherzinger has been hacked once again, with an Instagram photo leaked to her four million followers.  

The 41-year-old was the subject to the violation early on Sunday morning — 6 a.m. Pacific Standard Time — where her face was superimposed on top of the body of a naked woman.   

Shocking: Talks of Nicole's Pussycat Dolls return comes after her Instagram account was hacked while she slept this week, with a photo leaked to her four million followers

Not great news to wake up to: Nicole Scherzinger was hacked online early on Sunday morning

It read: 'Go to my story > Swipe Up > Download a Free App > releasing my full sex tape at 5,000 downloads.' 

'I love you all my babies,' read the caption garnering over 600 likes in the first five minutes. 

The image showed Nicole's head on a body that was clearly not hers - done via a botched Photoshop job.  

Not Nicole: The image showed Nicole's head on a body that was clearly not hers - done via a botched Photoshop job

Not Nicole: The image showed Nicole's head on a body that was clearly not hers - done via a botched Photoshop job

20 minutes too long: The hacker also shared the same post on her Instagram Stories with an accompanying link - the images were visible for 20 minutes before being taken down

20 minutes too long: The hacker also shared the same post on her Instagram Stories with an accompanying link - the images were visible for 20 minutes before being taken down

The unknown female was nearly completely naked, opting for merely a white jacket that didn't in anyway keep her modest.  

The hacker also shared the same post on her Instagram Stories with an accompanying link - the images were visible for 20 minutes before being taken down.  

Mail Online has reached out to Nicole's representatives for further comment. 

It is believed the former Pussycat Dolls singer was asleep, following her appearance at Saturday night's Creative Arts Emmys. The comments on her last few posts have been turned off. 

Stunner: It is believed the former Pussycat Dolls singer was asleep, following her appearance at Saturday night's Creative Arts Emmys (pictured)

Stunner: It is believed the former Pussycat Dolls singer was asleep, following her appearance at Saturday night's Creative Arts Emmys (pictured) 

Unfortunately for Nicole, this isn't the first time she's been hacked, with another violation taking place earlier in the year. 

An intimate video of the beauty and her ex-boyfriend, Lewis Hamilton, was leaked online with the pair seen kissing and cuddling in bed. 

The Sun reported at the time that the two-and-a-half minute clip was viewed over 600,000 times before it was taken down from the interweb. 

While the exact date of the footage is still unknown, the duo called it quits in 2015 after initially meeting at the 2007 MTV EMAs and dating on-and-off for years. 

Violated: Unfortunately for Nicole, this isn't the first time she's been hacked, with another violation taking place earlier in the year. An intimate video of the beauty and her ex-boyfriend, Lewis Hamilton, was leaked online with the pair seen kissing and cuddling in bed

Violated: Unfortunately for Nicole, this isn't the first time she's been hacked, with another violation taking place earlier in the year. An intimate video of the beauty and her ex-boyfriend, Lewis Hamilton, was leaked online with the pair seen kissing and cuddling in bed

She told the publication at the Elton John Oscars party back in February that she was horrified by the whole ordeal. 

'It's been horrible,' she expressed. 

'I genuinely don't understand why someone would do something like this, or why they would leak it. It's an unbelievably mean thing to do.'  

An insider added to The Sun: 'Nicole and Lewis were both horrified at the breach, and want to get to the bottom of it.'

'It’s been mortifying for Nicole, and she feels really violated.'  

Nicole is currently one of Hollywood's hardest working celebrities, balancing her appearances on the judging panels for The Masked Singer US, X-Factor UK, and Australia's Got Talent.  

Busy bee: Nicole is currently one of Hollywood's hardest working celebrities, balancing her appearances on the judging panels for The Masked Singer US, X-Factor UK, and Australia's Got Talent

Busy bee: Nicole is currently one of Hollywood's hardest working celebrities, balancing her appearances on the judging panels for The Masked Singer US, X-Factor UK, and Australia's Got Talent

Nicole Scherzinger's Instagram account hacked with fake nudes and an alleged sex tape

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