Tyga recently dropped the cover art for his forthcoming album, KYOTO, and the internet has a lot of questions. The rapper announced that this would be some of his most emotional work yet, but he confused fans when he put a woman’s vagina on it.
The cover art is reportedly an illustration by Hajime Sorayama, which shows a half-woman-half-tiger lying in front of a background, which could be representing the Japanese flag. This wouldn’t be that weird if it weren’t for the fact that the tiger woman is positioned in a sexual way that exposes her lady bits and breasts. “I been wanting to make this album for a while now but didn’t have the confidence, and the story to express my true emotions,” Tyga wrote in a caption on Instagram. “I thank all the love and support you have given me over the years. Thru my ups and downs. At My highest and my lowest points. Thru my brightest and darkest hours. This album is me opening my heart to you and I hope you enjoy it and love it as much as I do.”
A number of fans took issue with the art’s raunchiness. Others suggested it might even hurt his album sales due to its unusual nature. People also questioned what story the album was really going to tell since the art doesn’t exactly match with Tyga’s words.
KYOTO reportedly drops on Feb. 16. But in the meantime, check out what the fans are saying about the album’s cover art.
My new Album KYOTO drops FEB 16❤️ I been wanting to make this album for a while now but didn’t have the confidence and the story to express my true emotions.I thank all the love and support you have given me over the years. Thru my ups and downs,At My highest and my lowest points.Thru my brightest and darkest hours.This album is me opening my heart to you and I hope you enjoy it and love it as much as I do❤️ THANK YOU GOD ALWAYS . Thank You Hajime Sorayama for allowing me to share this experience with the world thru your creative art & my vision. #HajimeSorayama #KYOTO FEB 16 Pre order link in bio now.🙏🏾
bruh this can't be the cover to tyga's new album pic.twitter.com/UEgcKZz1va— rap is stupid (@ottergawd) January 22, 2018
Tyga is a weird ass dude. If you haven’t yet seen his next album cover, drop what you are doing and go look it up. I am shook— Jack Salizzoni (@JackSalizzoni) January 22, 2018
The cover art for the upcoming @Tyga project is so dope 😨— Dec Trilla (@declan_harris) January 22, 2018
PLEASE @Tyga CHANGE THE COVER ART...AM COOL WITH IT BUT YOU KNOW HOW THE MEDIA CAN USE THIS TO AFFECT YOUR ALBUM SALES. AM ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT WANTS THIS ALBUM TO BE SUCCESSFUL SO PLEASE DO IT FOR WE THE FANS.— kelvin 🇬🇧🇬🇭🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@KingzKelvin) January 22, 2018
Bra you know you about to get heat from this cover art and will change it by the end of today. Don't know why you even decided to post this lol— 🚝🚌💰 (@BeenPeezy) January 22, 2018
Lmao this cover and tweets he juss sent got me confused. He made me think it was gon be an emotional album, but the cover is a chick with her face down ass up...lmao this nigga Tyga fried https://t.co/lcI4P9x7iZ— Gordon Gartrelle (@BlackOnBlacc) January 22, 2018
I’m dead over this art tho— 🍽🎒 (@MerchBagg) January 22, 2018
This art ain't cool bro because i could see her fruit!— Ƙåy ᖇåy ✪ (@KayRay1st) January 22, 2018
That cover art doe😂— Designer Davis 💰 (@Grade_A_Brent) January 22, 2018
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