Rihanna Unveils Anti Album Art

We still don’t know when Rihanna will release her new album, previously thought to be title R8. Like virtually every other big album this year, it seems likely that it’ll be a surprise release. But now we do know a few things about it. The album actually has the kinda-punk title Anti, and Rihanna unveiled its cover image at a gallery showing in Los Angeles last night. It’s a photo of a young Rihanna, holding a balloon and with a crown over her eyes, designed by Roy Nachum. Pretty ugly! Looks like something Kanye West would do! Still, it’s an indication that the album will finally exist sometime soon. Over the year, we’ve heard early singles like “FourFive Seconds,” “Bitch Better Have My Money,” and “American Oxygen,” but they’re all months old at this point, so we don’t even know if they’ll make the album. But the album is happening! Here’s the back cover:

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On Instagram, Rihanna says that the album is “coming soon.” Us Weekly reports that there’s braille poetry in the cover image, but there’s no word yet on what the poetry actually says.

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