Rihanna Explains The Meaning Behind Her “Anti” Album Artwork

Rihanna isn’t a woman to be rushed, which is why the pop star has made fans and devoted members of The Navy wait patiently while she creates her highly anticipated eighth studio album.

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Wednesday night (October 7) in front of a packed crowd of eager attendees, press and music executives, Rihanna revealed the cover art for her forth coming project, titled Anti. Created by artist Roy Nachum, the photo is of Rihanna as a little girl on first day of daycare with a crown over her eyes on a canvas of fire engine red paint.

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The symbolic portrait is also accompanied by a poem written in braille by Chloe Mitchell. While Rihanna says the words came from her heart, the poem was written by Mitchell during a night of reflective conversation between Rihanna, Nachum and Mitchell.

Check out Rihanna explain the science behind the album artwork below.


Whispers on the Internet led folks to believe Rihanna was releasing her album at midnight PST, but after a diligent east coast VIBE writer realized after staying up until 3AM, that wasn’t the case.

#ANTi #antiR8

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