Tyga Responds After “Terrible” Album Cover Receives Backlash Online
24 January 2018, 10:28
The rapper shocked fans with the explicit artwork.
While some praised the 'Rack City' rapper for the design - which featured a naked half-woman, half-tiger figure exposing herself - others slammed the "terrible" cover.
The ex-boyfriend of Kylie Jenner enlisted the help of cult Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama, who is known for his detailed, erotic portrayals of feminized robotic-style bodies, to curate the design.
(Warning: The following image contains nudity that may not be suitable for the viewing of younger audiences.)
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.
While fans continued to storm social media in response to the explicit image, Tyga appears to have turned the other cheek.
The GOOD Music signee took to Twitter to post an image of Sorayama proudly displaying a copy of the 'Kyoto' cover, with the designer standing next to a giant naked female robot.
"Legend" he hailed Sorayama in the caption.
Tyga has described 'Kyoto', his sixth solo studio album, will see the Compton native express his "true emotions".
'Kyoto' is set to drop on 16th February.
My new Album KYOTO drops FEB 16 I been wanting to make this album for a while now but didn’t have the confidence an the story to express my true emotions.I thank all the love an support you have given me over the years. Thru my ups an downs,At My highest and my lowest points.— T-Raww (@Tyga) 22 January 2018