Tonight, Rihanna hosted a private event at Los Angeles’ Mama Gallery, where she revealed the cover and title for her eighth album “Anti”. Click here for photos.
The cover is a collaboration between Rihanna and contemporary artist Roy Nachum, who also made the “FourFiveSeconds” single cover.
Rihanna said a few words and announced that the project officially has a title: Anti.
“This is my favorite album cover I’ve ever done,” she said to screaming fans before a black sheet covering her album art was taken down (not by her, of course: “I’m not going to climb up that ladder in these heels”).
The cover features an image of a young Rihanna holding a black balloon, with a gold crown covering her eyes. Over the red-and-white canvas cover, a poem written by Chloe Mitchell is written in Braille.
The Braille and sight-obscuring crown follows the theme of all the album art so far, which Nachum is making as a statement on vision and vision impairment. As Rihanna said after its unveiling, “Sometimes the ones who have sight are the blindest.”
The album release date is to be announced.
Roy Nachum making the album cover.