10 Risqué Single And Album Covers Besides 'Anaconda'
August 5, 2014 - 3:42 pm
Lady Gaga - "Do What You Want"Raunch Factor: 10
For her provocative collaboration with R. Kelly, Lady Gaga chose to bare her glorious assets in a floral thong. The single would go on to have moderate commercial success, reaching number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Naya Rivera - "Sorry"Raunchy Rating: 3
The Glee star held nothing back for her debut single, Sorry, a not so subtle message to (former) beau Big Sean’s exes. The unapologetic lyrics go hand-in-hand with the single’s cover art, which features lots of leg, some side boob action and major lip-biting on Naya’s behalf. Unfortunately, Naya and Big Sean’s romance was just as short-lived as her music career.
Trina - Da Baddest B***hRaunch Factor: 5
In 2000, Trina indulged in a bit of role play for the cover of her debut album. The Miami lyricist dressed up in a revealing nurse’s outfit and straddled an injured patient, letting it be known who the baddest was. The album would go on to become gold and remain on the Hip-Hop/R&B chart for 49 weeks straight.
Lil Kim - Hard CoreRaunch Factor: 10
The Queen Bee’s 1996 debut catapulted her to the top of the charts with its raunchy lyrics and delivery. The album cover featured Kimmie straddling a bear skin rug near a lavish fireplace decorated with bouquets of roses. But the above promo poster was even more explicit. Civil rights activist C. Delores Tucker, noted for spearheading a campaign against gangsta rap, deemed the album’s content “gangsta porno rap.”
Rihanna - UnapologeticRaunch Factor: 5
Rihanna chose to bare all for the cover of her seventh album in 2012. Much like Nicki, the bad gal used an all-white background and appeared topless, giving face. Although, an array of words were scribbled on her body to censor her goodies, not much was left to the imagination.
Kelly Rowland - Talk A Good GameRaunch Factor: 4
For her fourth album, Kelly did more than just talk. For the black-and-white cover, the former Destiny’s Child singer went braless underneath a sheer black top, wearing only panties as she struck a seductive pose. The album’s content was just as suggestive with songs like “Kisses Down Low” and “Freak.”
Foxy Brown - Chyna DollRaunch Factor: 5
When the Ill Na Na’s 1999 sophomore album debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Foxy was gracing the cover in a barely there purple ensemble but kept it classy with her diamond accents. “I wanted to captivate everyone,” Brown told MTV.
Khia - "My Neck, My Back"Raunch Factor: 7
On her debut album, Thug Misses, Khia did everything but bite her tongue. Her cult hit encouraged ladies to be more open with their guilty pleasures. So it was only fitting that the single’s cover art was just as risqué, showing a bit of her neck and a whole lot of her back.
Miley Cyrus - BangerzRaunch Factor: 6
The former Disney channel star didn’t leave much to the imagination for her “Wrecking Ball” video so a stripped down album cover was no sweat for the 20 year old singer. For the deluxe version of her fourth studio album, Bangerz, Miley flaunted her well known assets.