Tyga recently revealed the cover art for his upcoming album, KYOTO, and Twitter has a lot of questions for the former flame of Kylie Jenner. The rapper stated that his new record would be some of his “most emotional work yet,” but this statement confused many of his fans considering the crass nature of the cover of the album.
In the post which we have for you below, a woman’s breasts and vagina are clearly on display, making many of his fans ask, “Why?”
According to BET.com, the art was made by the illustrator, Hajime Sorayama, and it shows a half-woman-half-zebra lying in front of a background which supposedly is meant to resemble a Japanese flag.
And while the idea that a half-woman-half-zebra isn’t that bizarre, her body is positioned in a way that is sexually suggestive, bordering on the point of pornography.
Tyga wrote on his Instagram he has wanted to make “this album for a while now,” but he didn’t have the confidence or the experience to express his emotions.
Tyga thanked his fans who have supported him throughout the years, through the high and the low points. He said, “this album is me opening my heart to you,” and hopes his fans enjoy it.
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.🙏🏾
His social media announcement was heartwarming and emotional, but the cover art appears to be in direct contrast to his statement.
Even one of Tyga’s fans suggested that the media may hurt his album sales. One person wrote, “I can’t believe you made the album cover look like that. You know you’re going to have to change it, so why would you even bother doing it?”
Another person wrote, “I would change the cover because you know the media likes to affect your sales. Us, the fans, want you to have a successful record, so please, change the cover art.”