Watch Rihanna Choose Her ‘Talk That Talk’ Album Cover
Choosing an album cover is not an easy task, and Rihanna knows this firsthand. The Bajan beauty struggled while trying to decide between two album cover choices for her LP 'Talk That Talk,' which hits retailers on Nov. 21. In a new video, fans can go behind the scenes with Rihanna as she debates which cover to slap on the front of her album.
In the clip, Rihanna can be seen with her posse of trusted advisers as she goes back and forth between two album cover choices for 'Talk That Talk.' The two pictures that Rihanna is debating between are actually the two versions she decided to release, with the raunchy, tongue-out picture used for the standard edition and the black-and-white smoky photo for the deluxe edition. However, at this moment in time, Rihanna was thinking it was going to be one or the other.
Rihanna immediately gravitated to the standard edition cover, saying the black and white photo seemed too posed. "This to me is the most un-pretty cover I've ever done, and that's why I like it," she said referring to the tongue-y photo. "It's not about what I look like -- how smooth and perfect it is, it's about what my eyes say. My eyes say everything -- tongue out, it's like I don't even give a f---- that this is not cute because I have something to say. Talk that talk."
In the end, Rihanna decided to go with her gut and choose the "un-pretty" picture for her standard edition -- however, she got the best of both worlds since the black and white French inhale photo appears on the deluxe version's cover. Rihanna summed up her decision by saying, "Well behaved b-----es seldom make history."
Watch Rihanna Choose Her 'Talk That Talk' Album Cover