Album Cover: Rihanna – ‘Talk That Talk’

Talk That Talk

Rihanna strikes a sassy pose on the close-up cover of her sixth album Talk That Talk. The pop vixen licks her lips as she grips her forehead on the attitude-oozing artwork for the standard edition, with the album’s title tatted on her arm. She also unveils a second black-and-white image for the deluxe, below, where smoke billows from her mouth as she gazes into the camera with piercing eyes.

The album, due November 21, features the single “We Found Love” produced by Calvin Harris. The Melina-directed video, which she considers her best yet, will premiere later this month. “Saw the first cut for #WFL video today! Aw man, brace ya’self! Made me tear up like a lil bitch!!!” tweeted RiRi.

Which cover do you prefer?

Talk That Talk



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144 Comments

  1. w

    i like the top one, bottom one looks a bit like a promo type picture.

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    minajarama Reply:

    @w, its BEYONCE – circa RING THE ALARM

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    Um.Well.Sure. Reply:

    @minajarama, Which was “inspired” by Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct.

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  2. RONALDMATTERS

    The first cover does NOTHING for the bags under her eyes and the deluxe cover…

    You’re already judged for being a crappy singer who smokes… yeah, she coulda kept this too.

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    Dealio Reply:

    @RONALDMATTERS, Those aren’t bags, it’s dark make up. And in case you’re too dense to get it, she doesn’t give a fuck if you think she’s a crappy singer who smokes. #Tryagain

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    Prettiedove Reply:

    U’re a fucking kii, me loves ur comment….u just hit the nail. Lmao! @Dealio,

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    lilzaulahoe Reply:

    @Prettiedove, those are bags LOL. eyeliner is over, the HUGE bags.

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    Frankk Reply:

    @Dealio, bags? what is wrong with you? lol. its makeup… and thats clearly the look they were going for. sorry.

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    SFLPARTYSCOOP Reply:

    @RONALDMATTERS, THE BAGS UNDER HER EYES WERE CREATED BY MAKE-UP TO GIVE A DRUNKEN, SLEEPLESS, SICK LOOK. OPEN YOUR MIND!!!! YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN ABOUT ART!!!

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    CMonMan Reply:

    @SFLPARTYSCOOP, dude, calm down.

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    BeReal Reply:

    @RONALDMATTERS, lmao she sure sells a hell of a lot of albums, wins a ton of awards, and has a lot of top singles to say that she’s “judged for being a crappy singer”

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  3. Shytazz

    i thought she was Beyonce in that top pic, i had to look twice, lol

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    Billionaire Reply:

    @Shytazz, Me too!!! It’s uncanny how she does that!

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    GetLifted Reply:

    @Billionaire, wait me too..lol…

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  4. Jay

    This is so Beyonce…

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    Peasant Reply:

    @Jay, yawn* this chick can’t catch a break huh.

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    LOVE4Bey Reply:

    @Jay, lol i thought it was Beyonce too..but then i took a closer look and saw the wide noise and huge lips *chuckles*….photos alright tho

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    LOVE4Bey Reply:

    @LOVE4Bey, *nose

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    Frankk Reply:

    @LOVE4Bey, you sound like a racist white person. black people have wide noses and big lips… sorry if that bothers your hitler.

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    LOVE4Bey Reply:

    @Frankk, lol your point would be valid but im black as welll…sorry try again…and not all black people have wide noses and huge lips…*looks in mirror* ;)

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    UhOh Reply:

    @Frankk, your comment is more racist than LOVE4BEY’s is!!!

    LOVE4BEY never mentioned a race, just happened to discuss a wide nose and huge lips. YOU brought race into this! maybe someone needs to delve deeper into their psyche ;]

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    Frankk Reply:

    @UhOh, you can play dumb now but you were clearly mocking rihanna for having a wide nose and big lips. the fact that you’re black making fun of her genetic features reflect alittle about your perception of beauty. for some reason rihanna having a wide nose and big lips was somehow funny and a point of mockery for you. my observation was that you sounded reminiscent of a racist white man. and its still pretty accurate conjecture.

    Peasant Reply:

    @Frankk, *co-sign, that love4bey is quite ignorant and immature..i don’t even know why she always on rihanna dick (post)…like if you don’t like someone wouldn’t you ignore them :/…keep talkin that talk.

    YA TRICK YAHHHH Reply:

    @Frankk, Rihanna is not black….. #try again

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  5. MeloRockstarr

    oh

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  6. Hi:)

    I like the deluxe version better than the normal version, she looks beautiful :)

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    FilipinoPharaoh Reply:

    @Hi:), same. She looks like she’s gonna eat you in the first one like bare hungry. Second ones real nice

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  7. Yeah

    Beyonce rip-off!

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    Fred Reply:

    @Yeah,

    Funny you should say that, given that BeYAWnce is currently facing new plagiarism claims.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Fred, Kill your self .

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    Peasant Reply:

    @Real Issh, sit yo ass down! Rihanna is the truth. stay pressed… yes keep checking your comments (on rihanna post) and reply with some erelevant remark. #secret fan

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    LOVE4Bey Reply:

    @Peasant, Rihanna is the truth?! let me guess you’re deaf blind and dumb…or maybe one of the three? *chuckles*

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    Peasant Reply:

    @LOVE4Bey, *crickets …another #secretfan

    KillBill Reply:

    @Fred, If you really knew the lady who claimed Beyonce stole from her has been caught stealing the same dance.

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    ib Reply:

    @KillBill, so that gives beyonce the right to steal? whatever if this wasn’t the 1,000th time she’s tkaen “inspiration” from someone we would all drop it, too bad.

    anyway can’t wait for this album, this one’s gonna be fun!

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    BeReal Reply:

    @Yeah, theres nothing new under the sun, nothing. somebody did all of beyonce’s pictures before she did probably and will probably do it long after she fades. no disrespect to b but you people act like she’s god’s gift to earth and everything she does is original

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  8. TETOO

    AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING
    SHE LOOKE REALLY GOOD

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  9. Giamma

    WOW

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  10. Kia

    This is VERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY Beyonce!

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  11. Sarah

    I like these, but I don’t like We Found Love. I hope this album has some good songs.

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  12. John

    I’m a Rihanna stan but at first i thought it was Beyonce lmao

    Can’t waaaaait

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  13. lol

    Actually, it’s better thans Beyonce’s visuals. Great covers, you can”t deny it, even if you’re not a fan and think rihanna is talentless.

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    Kia Reply:

    @lol, Beyonce album cover look like a Magazine Cover, this just look like a cheap rip off of Beyonce

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    Fred Reply:

    @Kia,
    Please, stop. WeaveOnce has never had an original idea in her life. That no-singing cow steals from everyone.

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @Fred, im pretty sure she can sing. tell your girl rih to get some singing lessons cause she sure needs some.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Fred, Weavehanna .

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Fred, I’m guessing no-singing gets you 16 grammys, for vocal performance. Since you a Rihanna fan, go look up her singing hero by Mariah Carey, horrid.

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    lola Reply:

    @lol, and beyonce=FLOP!!
    and her next single is called FLOP on top beyonce bitchonce is soo over honey go and cry about it

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    KillBill Reply:

    @lola, Beyonce > Your fav & their fav career.

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    dnfl Reply:

    honestly don’t know why people even try to defend rihanna saying that her vocals are better than beyonce’s. like really now? i have no problem with rihanna, some of her music is insanely catchy, but seriously now, who are we trying to kid here.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @dnfl,

    I don’t think any self-respecting Riri fan has ever said that Riri can sing better than B…at least not with a serious heart.

    If you don’t believe it why care so much?

    I do however see nothing wrong with riri’s fans standin up to the hatred people throw at her. It’s no different than what other fans do for their beloved artists. Except I don’t see riri fans calling other artists names as much as I see Beyonce fans doing that.

    It’s all stupid to me anyway. Like who you like and ignore who you don’t problem solved.

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  14. RAH RAH

    Eh, they’re ok. They look more like they would be on the back of the cd. I’ll still buy it. *Le sigh*

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  15. Greg

    She must be in a hurry to get out of hurry contract she’s been dropping albums left and right.

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    isabella! Reply:

    @Greg, i hope she does get out of her contract rihanna realizes that def jam takes alot of her money when it should go in riri’s pocket.

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  16. POOPONMYCHEST

    IM NOT TRYING TO START SOMETHING BUT DOESNT SHE KINDA REMIND U OF BEYONCE

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    Peasant Reply:

    @POOPONMYCHEST, no!

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  17. mac attack

    Apparently eminem is featured on the album

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  18. Miszi

    The top one is nice but she looks kinda angry, the second one is super sexy.

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  19. Toya

    She looks like a retarded blow up doll with sperm leaking out its mouth in the deluxe edition pic…

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    I Cant Deal Reply:

    @Toya, lmfaooo thats what i was about to say hahahahaaaa.

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    Peasant Reply:

    @I Cant Deal, why are you replying on your own post with a different user name, pathetic..#hatersgonnahate

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  20. lol

    Love it cant wait to get the album

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  21. DeeJay

    Grace Jones, started tis album cover, everyone else is paying homage, Alicia, Beyonce, Janet, and everyone.

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  22. Billionaire

    Whoa the first picture at first glance looked like Beyonce had to take a double look! Love both covers cause they both telling you i don’t give a **** so continue to talk that talk!! Love it so sassy & sexy at the same time!! WFL video i so can’t wait for if it made Rihanna cry you know….

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  23. TheyHott

    Why is this making me want to buy both editions? I like them both and they’re different. Go Rihanna for taking care of business.

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  24. WaleisDope

    The 2nd cover is the better one simple & plain.

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  25. Destined

    She looks mad evil….and possessed.

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  26. Stacy

    I love the top..either one you choose I’m gonna get.

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  27. Mal

    Beyonce’s nose ain’t that broad lol but yeah top pic does REMIND me of her

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  28. Ray

    The Haters gone HATE ANYWAY I Love the album cover Beyonce or no Beyonce

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  29. Justbecause

    Um, just because she has a little bit of blond in her hair doesn’t mean she’s trying to be Beyonce. The first album cover isn’t Beyonce’s personality at all. I do admit I might look a little like Bey at first but you can def tell it’s Rihanna. But people are always gonna compare the two.

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  30. LO PEREIRA

    the second cover looks like born this way deluxe cover

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  31. Craziiboy luis

    I like the second one better!!

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  32. Oseite

    You can’t say ririr is ripping off beyonce, rihanna is more popular presently especially among teens

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  33. Carey

    Beyonce is such an inspiration to these girls. Just look at that top pic, Beyonce all over it.

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  34. jordan - gaga

    I really dislike the first one! Really a beyonce rip off

    And, for the second one, I really liked it. But the weird thing with her mouth ruined it for me…

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  35. mnm

    can’t wait for more generic dance pop that doesn’t show any growth at all.

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    kiki Reply:

    @mnm, this.

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  36. Blogstodiefor

    Both covers are pretty cool. I find it interesting that she’s decided to reveal the covers for the new album with no release date or tracklist. Are these projects coming soon than we think???

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    JBRND Reply:

    @Blogstodiefor, The release date is already set for November 21

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  37. tehe!

    the only thing “beyonce” about these pics is her hair. y’all need to relax.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @tehe!, exactly and I’m sure Beyoncé nor her hairstylist were the first ones to ever create that hairstyle. These bitches need to switch to decaf, paranoid as fuck.

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @tehe!, Co sign! Ashanti did the first pic before. The second one is better

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  38. sangria

    I guess she wanted the Drunk Look

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  39. Prettiedove

    Yasssssssss go RiRi go get it babe! Get ‘em get ‘em hoessssss!, my gurl is slaying ya’all faves literally and ya’all bey stans mad cos ur fave flopping even wid her fake baby bump! Lol

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  40. kinah

    The second cover is sexy

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  41. diego

    too bad this bitch gonna get smoked by MJB My Life 2 and Mary dont need 150 coments about her shit Mary gonna slay this bitch

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    hov Reply:

    @diego, co-sign.. was bout to say that.. poor rih still wont get a number 1 album..

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    Rap* Reply:

    @hov, Navy dont carte. Ciara and Ashanti had one and both are forgotten.

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    Rap* Reply:

    @Rap*, care

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    Peasant Reply:

    @Rap*, lol point cross <3

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  43. Lisa

    The first one is dope! Reminds me of how albumcovers used to look back in the 80s. Not too cleancut, not too farfetched. It has an edge to it, with nice simplicity. The first cover is sassy, the deluxe one is artistic. I like ‘em both, but RiRi’s fearless character is why I’m still riding with her, so I’ma have to go with the one for the standard edition!

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  44. sa-de

    wow. gotta love it. AT FIRST i thought it was beyoncé on the first one! very beyoncé-ish. and Coming from me, it’s definitely a compliment. Go RiRi!

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  45. Love it

    Haters will hate.

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  46. hidyman

    I love the new album cover’s the first one reminds me so much of Rated R era the second one is very sexy i love it

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  47. Darling

    WoW i love the new album covers of rihanna i love how she always come with someting that let people thalk that thalk

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  48. riribeyon

    It’s Rated R all over again love the new album covers haters just have to deal

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  49. Middlefinger

    y she copying beyonce

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Middlefinger,

    Because she learned how to copy from Beyonce. Beyonce doesn’t call it copying she calls it inspiration.

    So when riri is inspired by B’s look it’s copying, but when Beyonce’s copies someone else’s idea’s it’s inspiration?

    Try not to let your hypocrite show. It takes so much away from your credibility.

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  50. shamy

    THE QUEEN RIH

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  51. :)

    Beyoncé wasn’t the 1st person to have that hairstyle. Looks NOTHING like B! I personally like the Deluxe cover better!

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  52. Lmao

    This girl stays riding bey’s jock. We know u a beyonce stan rihanna but damn. And to the delusional rihanna stans calling 4 a flop then what is rated r? And bey has respect talent & success that rihanna will never have. Michael’s own kids said she carries his torch. So enjoy ur rihanna but dont get delusional thinking that she can touch bey on bey worst day. Even while pregnant bey performs better than her lol.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Lmao, funny how Rihanna gets to catch all the dirt that’s being thrown her away constantly when she’s not the one who is claiming to be better than Beyoncé.

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    lola Reply:

    @Lmao, LOL you pick on Rated R but not LOUD
    Bitchonce= FLOP deal with it honey

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Lmao,

    LOL She’s not riding B’s jock, she’s ridin’ in the same car as J and B while you hatin’ for free.

    Busy yourself. Then you won’t be concerned with what other busy people are doing.

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  53. ABSOLUT DOLL

    ok the album covers are alright.
    but
    first thing i think of wen i see the top one: beyonce-bday era then of course rihanna put her little “ima bad ass ima rebel ima bad notice me” thing on it honestly the bad girl thing is gettin old and annoying we get it your a rebel who gives a fuck.
    the second one is pretty but again she trying to hard with the bad girl thing with smoke comin out her mouth… i mean overall its whatever its cool go robyn good for you.
    P.S i still dont like WE FOUND LOVE she couldve done alot better than that song…i just hope she dont start doing too much too soon then starts getting boring…
    P.P.S rihanna stans navy or whatever the fuck can eat a dick :) those navy stan thing are annoying and that goes for beyonce stans and all thoes other stans ..ugh…k bye :)

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    Prettiedove Reply:

    Boring long ass comment! *makes no sense* lol @ABSOLUT DOLL,

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  54. Trey

    Not a fan of either covers tbh, but I had to pick, I would say the black & white cover

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  55. Fan Of A Fan

    i like them both :D

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  56. Ice

    I swear I thought the first pic was Beyonce.

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  57. really

    Talk that talk. Lol. Ya’ll idiots need to stop with the lies. Ri and Be look nothing a like.

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  58. Songstress

    It doesn’t matter which cover to me…. I always get the Deluxe but she’s gorgeous either way !

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  59. Rihanna.Fan

    Y’all kills me if y’all don’t like Rihanna or think she copying Beyonce why click her sh*t smfh but anyway I’m Rihanna fan to the fullest I will be picking up both of the copies come on NAVY stand f*ck up RiRi the f*ckn best (: love you Rihanna :D

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  60. Audrey Hepburn

    a true beauty ;)

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  61. Jamaican

    -_- tbh, not really feeling any… maybe if she stepped back from the music scene for just a lil bit, the pictures will seem fresher and more epic to me.

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  62. Really?

    slut

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  64. YO

    i <3 this bitch.. she never disappoints :D

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  65. Jay

    I like both covers, but I really like the first one

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  66. From Tokyo

    I don’t like either one, personally. But I like the edge she’s bringing.

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  67. Kyle

    I love the first cover. She sort of looks like Beyonce a bit. I’m so curious to find out the direction of the album, cause judging by these two covers it seems like it’s going to be pretty edgy. I will be buying this of course.

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  68. Sharp Tongue

    She has a new album already good lord.

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  69. Reppin Alabama~

    the first is aight, it does remind me of Beyonce for some reason….second one would be aight without the smoke, just looks out of place! I don’t like the first single though, was expecting something better

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  70. YUPPITSME

    both covers are ugly & we found love is garbage

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @YUPPITSME, AGREE!

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    badbitch Reply:

    @ThankMeLater, but you’re on her dick. talk that talk

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  71. Say What

    All rihanna has to do is keep doing her, because its clear that shes straight throwing it down. Rihanna keep raining on them *oes.

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  72. Say What

    Rihanna is not in the game to show people that shes bad, in the entertainment industry you have to make that paper and if you don’t then people say you or a faliure. Often times many artist fans quote how much paper they made or how many awards they have that is life in the entertainment industry.Rihanna is doing rihanna and theres nothing wrong with that shes young and shes working just as hard as the next person.

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  73. Hugh

    Dont love either of them. She can look so much better

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  74. LilRoyalty

    This bitch is absolutely beautiful & sexy..Cant wait 4 this album..#RihannaNavy

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  75. latonya

    i don’t like either one. I’d rather have another one with the red curls in a another pose or something like..a pic from whats my name. i think that style would really fit the title

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  76. donrilya

    both of those picture look Nice,great,amazing

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  77. brainfood.com

    125 comments? Not bad for a crappy singer?

    Somebody is mad…but why? Why not find out what you’re good at and chase it? I guess it is easier to point the finger…
    …Oops! Watch out though.

    When you point the finger, 3 are ALWAYS point back at YOU! Co-inky-dink? I think not, sweet babies.

    #Take 2 doses of your own life pursuits and call me in the morning.

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  78. AAA

    Lmfao, all this back and forth about Rihanna and beyonce, like really thou….like shutup, none of them could care less of the comments being made…u only making yourself upset

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  79. kiki

    That second cover looks wrong but I guess I got a dirty mind O_O and first one does nothing for me.

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  80. maribel salvador

    Are U fucking kidding me? Beyonce steals alot alot of shit from people! SHES THE STEALER NOT RIHANNA. SHES A NATURAL.

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    Jivesh Reply:

    @maribel salvador, Spare me the horror. Rihanna is natural. She is fake. She relies too much on her image and her songs are way too generic. She can do anything to continue getting number ones. She should cone up with a classic. She already has six albums now.

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  81. wow

    they are both awful. the title is even worse #fail

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  82. breyon

    you can do better then this i didlike both of them

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  83. breyon

    i saw u do better at photoshoots then this the first one looks like beyonce the second one just don’t cut it remember ur a superstar so go all out for your cover beyonce kept it basic but high fashion but not everyone can pull off the same thing

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  84. Emkay

    Enuf with this comparisons of Rihanna and Beyonce’, I’m tired of hearing it. But since we at it….let me make this clear.

    To all the Bee fans, when Rihanna came out, they tried or they did copy alot of Bee’s style into her becoz it was the in thing and it was selling at that time….

    But after GGGB, Rihanna turned the tables on the industry and she became more independent and more edgy and in control and she moved away from Bee’s style and the world started to notice and @ that moment she raised the bar to HIGH and she became a trend setter….

    Ultimately, Rihanna currently is the leading pop artist, and when it comes to vocals and best selling material I give it to Bee, she’s quite a bussiness woman.

    On the other hand, When it comes to creativity, Riri is the best compared to Beyonce, Rihanna’s material is not always meant to please everyone , and not everyone gets her.

    Rihanna is more concerned with her art and of course she is also a business woman(and the is pressure from her record label that she has to sell) but unlike Bee, she enjoys creating art than making music that’s designed to sell….

    Basically, these are two different woman who are in the same category(it’s like comparing Amy Winehouse and Adele or Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill) and they are different and they have their strong and weak points…..
    Stop comparing them and embrace the good things about them…..

    Peace and blessing

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