Rihanna is having a huge week. Hot on the heels of her Vogue cover story, the Bajan pop princess just surprised a select group of fans and journalists with her new album art. Rih hosted a top-secret, private viewing at Mama Gallery in LA on Wednesday night, and excitedly unveiled the cover art for her 8th studio album, created by artist Roy Nachum.
Though Rih and her Navy have affectionately referred to the upcoming album as “R8” up to this point, Rih revealed that the project will actually be entitled Anti.
The entire front and back cover is embossed with braille, which translates to a poem by poet Chloe Mitchell. Apparently the braille passage keeps in line with Rih’s overall vision for her album, which she sums up saying “People who have sight are sometimes the people who are the blindest.”
Interesting, right? Hopefully this means the new joint is dropping soon! Since she unveiled this in a secret showing, we’re sensing that Rih is going to “pull a Beyonce” with this one and just drop it off in iTunes when no one’s watching.
Hit the flip for the translation of the album cover’s braille message and more from Rih’s album unveiling…