The Hype

Rihanna has stripped off for her latest album 'Loud'. The cover artwork features red headed Rihanna on hands and knees in the desert sans top. It doesn't end there. Rihanna has also posed sans pants using her hands and a pink rose to cover her private areas.

The photographs match the content of Rihanna’s racy tracks. Track number one off the album is titled 'S&M' it features lyrics such as;

Cause I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at it

Sex in the air, I don't care, I love the smell of it
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But chains and whips excite me

Oh, I love the feeling you bring to me, oh, you turn me on
It's exactly what I've been yearning for, give it to me strong
And meet me in my boudoir, make my body say ah ah ah
I like it-like it

Her second last track 'Skin' is just as racy with lyrics such as;

No teasin,

You waited long enough.
Go deep,
Imma throw it at ya,
Can't catch it.
Don't hold back,
You know I like it rough.
Know I'm feelin ya, huh.
Know you liking it, huh.

So why you standing over there with ya clothes on,
Baby strip down for me,
Go on take em off.
Don't worry baby,
Imma meet you half way,
Cause I know you wanna see me.

Rihanna's photoshoot is contradictory to her claim that she dyed her hair red because she is no longer wearing 'edgy' clothes and she needed something to spice up her look. Read our article Rihanna Reveals Reason For Red Hair for more.

Rihanna talked to TV show host Graham Norton about the album: 'It's happy. Every time I make an album it is a complete reflection of how I feel. This is my most unapologetic, in your face one.'

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