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Rihanna's New Album Cover+Plies Did What?

Check out Rihanna's brand new album cover for her Rated R album. It was shot by famed photographer Ellen von Unwerth in Berlin earlier this month. Edgy yet simplistic at the same time. Von Unwerth goes on to say that Rihanna is "so beautiful, sweet and tough at the same time -- and a pleasure to shoot," adding that she's "fantastic to work with -- very giving, very creative, very involved in every aspect of the shoot, and ready to push the boundaries." Your thoughts?
Source: PopEater

In other news, Plies apparently gave out $1000 to an 11 year old girl in the audience at this concert at FAMU this past weekend. Why? According to Allhiphop, it's because he felt like she was too young to be there hearing his "Bust It Baby" lyrics.  He said the money is for her parents "to take her somewhere nice."  The Becky loving Bust It Baby does have a heart. O.....k.

UPDATE: Here's video of the incident at the 3 min. mark:

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Ali and Marci girls thnx for

Ali and Marci girls thnx for keeping it real and defending our rich and vibrant caribbean culture and people. It is amazing for me being born in the US to British parents both of caribbean descent I am priviledge to many conversations by Black -Americans about how they really feel about carribean and africans. Becasue I dont have an accent or anything I am embraced. I have come to accept that Black is not always black when it comes to balck americans. There is a definite hierachy amongst balcks in the US, with caribbeans and africans being at the bottom of the totem-pole. Lets not forget aggrogant AFRO_AMERICANS the contributions of peole of carribean decent to American culture. Colin Powell, Eric Holder, Harry Belofonte, Sidney Poiter,Shirley Chisolm,Lenny Kravitz,busta Rymes,Heavy d,wyclef Jean,no need to continue. And Please stop with the unity talk whenever white america bust ur balls and do u wrong (Gena Six remember that)cuz we r not tight like that.
Jericho-Renee's picture

i like plies....i do believe

i like plies....i do believe he is an intellectual and a sweetheart the little girls parents should feel like S-H-I-T! mine wouldve been EMBARASSED !!!
Kay's picture

riri looks so evil these

riri looks so evil these days, she scares me
boo's picture

Devin JesusLovin

Devin JesusLovin Khristopher: See what you don’t know is that Beyonce IS the ANTI-CHRIST….LMAO!!!!!! HA! They don't know...I'll say it again, anyone that you know who is famous and making a lot of money sold their souls to the devil. There were a few people who resisted, and they were mysteriously killed or committed "suicide" When they expose who they are soon, you'll see. Another thing, of course everyone has sinned. But to make symbolism like these is outright pledging allegiance to satan, which they must do when they're in public...these symbols are not a coincidence!
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Necy: At least he did the

Necy: At least he did the respectful thing knowing his lyrics are a bit to much 4 a child that age he spotted her and wanted her to still have fun by going somewhere else. We need more rappers like that. Nahh, we need some more parents with some f-ing common sense is what we need. Too many lazy, apathetic parents leaving "rappers" and the like to raise their kids. No excuse whatsoever, NONE.
tmoney's picture

Whatever to Rihanna, We all

Whatever to Rihanna, We all know she aint tough getting gun tats and shit. Her pr people think they can brain wash folks by making her look all mysterious and dark knowing damn well she has no talent. That may fool you people but not me.
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Only Rihanna and God truly

Only Rihanna and God truly know what her heart looks like...but I hope the rumors aren't true. Even if you don't believe in all the Illuminati stuff-you've gotta admit the girl has DRASTICALLY changed, and not for the better IMO. She should leave the dark goth stuff to the white grls(and yes, I DO know goth doesn't belong to one race), but this isn't a good look for such a lovely girl.
imnotthatstoopid's picture

So tired of everyone acting

So tired of everyone acting like Youtube has credibility. Youtube is equivalent to Wikipedia, people can put anything on there.
bk_muneca's picture

grace jones, rihanaa, naomi

grace jones, rihanaa, naomi campbell- I am staying away from these carribean women they all so scary!
lamb dahling's picture

what happened to rihanna? she

what happened to rihanna? she used to look so sweet and cute now she looks damn scary!
lamb dahling's picture

HAND OVER HER EYE MEANS:

HAND OVER HER EYE MEANS: ILLUMINATI!!! WIKIPEIDIA LOOK IT UP.
lala's picture

Riri........imma need u 2 go

Riri........imma need u 2 go to church. I dis-like where her image is going. Please come back. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh Plies........that was too sweet. kids don't need 2 listen to those lyrics b/c it can influence them 2 do naughty things.
Trust_No_Mexican't's picture

No beyonce didn't invent any

No beyonce didn't invent any of this, but Ri clearly copies her every move since she's been aiming for that spot. But she can't copy what will actually getting her there - being TALENTED, HAVING A SINGING VOICE and being an inspiration.
Bored's picture

And they're black and white.

And they're black and white. Nothing creative about Ri and her swagger jacking. Where's EVA!!! FAME MONSTER - COMING SOON!!!!
Bored's picture

Another Ri rip off - this

Another Ri rip off - this time, her version of Sasha Fierce, heavy make up, glove and all - lmao. The whore's a bore.
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Devin JesusLovin

Devin JesusLovin Khristopher: See what you don’t know is that Beyonce IS the ANTI-CHRIST….LMAO!!!!!! LMFAO.. hahahaha
DirtyDiana's picture

Rihanna what? Covering one

Rihanna what? Covering one eye with you head hangin low in shame. How obvious can you be? Rockafella, Def Jam, Universal Records is a trip. And it's amazing the mediocrity we fall for. Hypnotized by fashion and endorsements.
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marci: @ Jericho Renee, you

marci: @ Jericho Renee, you hit the nail on the head, With comments from people like Dean, it is very clear that the hate rihanna is getting stems from the fact that she is not American, but an Island girl. People just hate the fact that a little unknown island girl could have made it so far, and garner world wide success. If she was a black american, like Amerie, Mya, Tierra Marie, or Ashanti, she would not be getting this much hate, cause they sure as hell don’t. If you look at it, most of her hate is from black Americans. Girl...you are so right. I couldn't have said it better myself. Anybody who is different is not welcomed.....cultural hatred of anyone is wrong......but I see progress is rarely being made our people.
Ali's picture

@bored - How the hell do you

@bored - How the hell do you know she started the altercation?, were you the third person in the car that night or like Miley said were you the fly on the wall? Until CB OR RiRi says what really happen that night . You should stop saying such shit.
DEALIA's picture

I can't wait to see her music

I can't wait to see her music video for Russian Roulette. I think she filmed it in Europe. I hope she secretly went to Russia and filmed it.
Tar Baby aka Coal Black African formerly known as African Gi's picture

Rihanna's album cover is

Rihanna's album cover is gorgeous just like her. I love the title rated R for Ri. Loves it. Love the look and it looks good in black and white. Ebony, Essence, Vogue, Harper's Baazar and Glamor better put this chick on their covers.
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dean: i hope she takes

dean: i hope she takes naomi and grace jones with her. damn shame caribbean people are so messed up. Go f*uck yourself.........If you have a problem with Caribbean people...then you can kiss my Caribbean ass. Naomi is English by the way you douchebag, so get your facts straight. Her family is from the Caribbean, or mosre specifically, Jamaica. If you think being American is all there is to be.....then you need someone to crack open your skull and put some knowledge in it. You're pathetic and delusional.
Ali's picture

Rihanna's album is reflecting

Rihanna's album is reflecting her music and I think it's nice. Rihanna has worn eye-patches before to cover up a scratched cornea.....yet I didn't hear anyone mentioning Satan back then. Hmm.......makes you wonder? Even if she is somehow conveying satanism in her work, how is it affecting you? Nothing affects you unless you let it and all you people on here are just speculating. Like everybody else said, if some of you are so Godly then you need to get off a gossip site and go read a Bible. You shouldn't be preaching on a gossip site because you shouldn't be reading gossip. Oh the irony of so-called religious people.........just laughable. I hope Rihanna never responds to these satanism claims and keeps the rest of you guessing and talking about her.....because at the end of the day the most important thing is for a celebrity is keeping his/her name in the headlines and giving people something to talk about. Maybe that's what she's doing....and if she is then well done Rhianna. Well done! Btw, I'm not a stan. Just smarter than some of the people on here.
Ali's picture

Mamma Mia- I prefer to know

Mamma Mia- I prefer to know that Alicia is a lesbian than an homewrecker: Black and white like …………..B-E-Y-O-N-C-E ???At least we cant see that albinos shit in color.The shoot is pretty but not for an album cover.@PLIES BRAVOWhatever your reasons were. OH SNAP BEYONCE INVENTED BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS??? what you failed to point out was that rihanna's good girl gone bad album cover was in black and white.
Cherry's picture

@ Jericho Renee, you hit the

@ Jericho Renee, you hit the nail on the head, With comments from people like Dean, it is very clear that the hate rihanna is getting stems from the fact that she is not American, but an Island girl. People just hate the fact that a little unknown island girl could have made it so far, and garner world wide success. If she was a black american, like Amerie, Mya, Tierra Marie, or Ashanti, she would not be getting this much hate, cause they sure as hell don't. If you look at it, most of her hate is from black Americans.
marci's picture

@dean and americans are not

@dean and americans are not messed up?
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♥MWNY♥: I am tired of

♥MWNY♥: I am tired of people and their satanic claims. You know go read a Bible if it’s that serious. How you gon talk about Satan this and that..then next talk about people. You doing wrong by judging people and gossiping. I so agree with you . Cant belive how self righteous young america has become. Trying to put down Rihanna for being so-call satanic and referencing God and religion, but yet get on this blog and say some of the most hateful things I have ever heard. What is so difficult people if you dont like Rihanna keep it moving when u see a article about her. I swear people on here have some serious mental health issues or really get offf on hating this girl who does not even give a shit about you guys. There are so many rappers and R7B entertainers out there doing worst that Rihanna ever did but still get love ( R. Kelly). I truly belive that the hate in America against this girl is becasue she is not American. Guess black is always black.
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@bored don't you get tired

@bored don't you get tired everyday going through various blogs hating on rihanna. Is this your job or something? Once I see your name, I know exactly what your going to say. Damn you need to get a raise for your dedication. As far as I'am concerned your more evil than your making rihanna out to be, because who wakes up everyday just looking to tear another person down on a blog. Every single day you are negative, Hell your the one in the dark place.
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Idk if this satan stuff is

Idk if this satan stuff is true cuz they keep addin more people in it and its like they sayin for a black person to be rich they have to sell their soul.. and I heard about this illuminati thing a long time ago so I know they have heard it too by now so why cant they just say something and shut everybody up...and im happy plies did that and im happy those students worked together.
jane doe's picture

AmericanHaters: it is just

AmericanHaters: it is just like dirty satan worshippers to try and tarnish the image of a GOOD CHRISTIAN girl like Beyonce by LIEING AND TELLING MORE LIES.PEOPLE KNOW SATAN WORSHIPPERS BY THEIR DIRTY ACTIONS, AND EVIL WAYS.BEYONCE IS AN ANGEL IN EVERY WAY.STOP YOUR LIES, VOODOO PEOPLE. WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE. See what you don't know is that Beyonce IS the ANTI-CHRIST....LMAO!!!!!!
Devin JesusLovin Khristopher's picture

Chris fucked her up mentally

Chris fucked her up mentally and physically. I hate her but I kind of feel bad for her
Allen's picture

JUSTICE: The cover is dark

JUSTICE: The cover is dark , but I think people need to understand that this is probably where she is right now in her life. It can be a very dark place sometimes especial when you have to go through the stuff that she’s been through in these last couple of months. The world can be such a dark place , especially when you hear all these negative and nasty comments being thrown at her. Keep going Riri you would find the light and Joy you wants had again.Time heels all wounds. Stop saying that! she got into an altercation in which she started, she got sympathy from everyone. She is using this just for that stupid comment. She's in a dark place right now, when was she in a dark place? cause the next day her and Chris were right back toegher. So if you mean dark place or you referring to them not being able to be together now cause that's the only dark place she's in.. She been walking the streets of NY (all the time), LA, Paris, London. The only thing that made this girl go into hiding for a while was the reactions that people gave her when that song came out.
bored's picture

The problem I have again is

The problem I have again is this, if she had the talent to go along with this stuff it would be different but she dont.. She can look satanic, goofy, or what ever and she can copy all she want but what's inside is coming out and it dont sound good at all.. She just dont know when to stop copying either I see. Rihanna has been blessed out of this world and she knows it, but there is something about her that is not right. She's evil, not in the satanic way, but she's evil and you people have her believing she can do anything and that's why she put out that song RR. Her time is coming and it's coming soon!
bored's picture

So I just have one question

So I just have one question for all the nay sayers out there. If YOU dont like rihanna's new look, and YOU hate the way she has been dressing and YOU hate her hairstlyes, BUT I love her new look, and I love the way she has been dressing and I love her hairstlyes...What ever should she do??? Lol
Jewel's picture

i hope she takes naomi and

i hope she takes naomi and grace jones with her. damn shame caribbean people are so messed up.
dean's picture

rihanna is crzy and the cover

rihanna is crzy and the cover is crzy and satanic. she'll be locked on the psych ward where she belongs like lauryn hill.
AmericanHaters's picture

it is just like dirty satan

it is just like dirty satan worshippers to try and tarnish the image of a GOOD CHRISTIAN girl like Beyonce by LIEING AND TELLING MORE LIES. PEOPLE KNOW SATAN WORSHIPPERS BY THEIR DIRTY ACTIONS, AND EVIL WAYS. BEYONCE IS AN ANGEL IN EVERY WAY. STOP YOUR LIES, VOODOO PEOPLE. WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
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J: i like rih and all but

J: i like rih and all but shes being too extra these days. just too much. Agree. Im getting sick of this new image and the album hasn't even been released yet! Sad.
MissP's picture

J: i like rih and all but

J: i like rih and all but shes being too extra these days. just too much. Agree. Im getting sick of this new image and the album hasn't even being released yet! Sad.
MissP's picture

lmao off at this satanic

lmao off at this satanic "argument." its not entirely about what you so called christians believe. find out what satanists and luciferians believe. then you will understand why people are so concerned about the message folks are putting out there. einstein states that condemnation without investigation is the highest form of ignorance. how true. how true.
B.W.W's picture

I like the album cover!

I like the album cover! Kudos! I really like it... the only fault I have is that she is covering her pretty face, lol.. well, at least her face is on the cover and it’s not something else, like Jay-Z album cover. Go Rih!
jjj's picture

unknown: People don’t

unknown: People don’t realize how big a statement is, saying someone is satanic is a huge assumption based on nothing but the fact that they don’t wear “bright” colors and a nice straight weave, the devil is the master of deception and some people that ya’ll may think are holier than thou could be some of the worst people, you just don’t know these based on pics and the way they dress and others such as beyonce have covered their eye before in pics, this is an edgy “look” many artists have “looks”and a “look” does not have to match your , people just have to find somethin to hate on her with cause they can’t say she tryin to copy beyonce or any other mainstream artist like they were sayin when she first came out now people have nothing todo but dig up random low key or unknown artists that aren’t as succesful and say she may be swagger jackin them or say she worships the devil i mean are ya’ll for real? and this hate is based on nothing but looks and jealousy cause she makin money cause the girl don’t hardly do interviews or say nothin publicly that often for you to get any real feel of her personality, and if some are hatin on her cause of chris brown yall need to get your heads chris examined chris know he was wrong for what he did and he was you don’t hit no woman in her face she didn’t hit him in his face and bust it all up, and now you see him postin all this sad stuff and old pics and talkin about still lovin her on twitter if she was that bad he would not be doin all that Thank You!!
DirtyDiana's picture

Tealeaf: Grace Jones is a

Tealeaf: Grace Jones is a black female artist, Fefe Dobson is black…Kelis is blackShe is just copying them without the true edgy music or personality to match..she is not ground breaking Ummm.. I really think Rihanna is doing something a lil bit different. I think out of all the people you've mentioned, Rihanna is possibly the Grace Jones of this new era. There is nothing wrong with being inspired from other successful black women, as long as you do not claim its your own vision, which Rihanna has never done. I think I've come to a point where I'd rather be positive about the successful black women out there rather than associate them with negativity and especially hearsay.
Yas's picture

The cover is dark , but I

The cover is dark , but I think people need to understand that this is probably where she is right now in her life. It can be a very dark place sometimes especial when you have to go through the stuff that she’s been through in these last couple of months. The world can be such a dark place , especially when you hear all these negative and nasty comments being thrown at her. Keep going Riri you would find the light and Joy you wants had again.Time heels all wounds.
JUSTICE's picture

So according to ya'll only

So according to ya'll only certain people are allowed to be edgy..um okay..Rihanna do your thing let the haters hate..
♥MWNY♥'s picture

i am getting the same image

i am getting the same image from rihana, its getting annoying i like her and everything but she is boring me to death. rock, dark, edgy .. let it go .. i want the old rihanna back with the bob, with the mushroom hairstyle who always use to look angelic in her day to day outfits, busting yellow, tracksuits and trainers on a regular.x miss u old riri..x please come bak because this demon is nor wer its at booboo
Melxx's picture

ALL THESE STANS ACT LIKE THEY

ALL THESE STANS ACT LIKE THEY KNOW RIHANNA SO WELL..ALL I'M SAYING IS I MISS OLD MUSIC PEOPLE WHO COULD ACTUALLY SING..WHY ISN'T LEDISI POPULAR LIKE RIHANNA I KNOW WHY? KNOW ONE WANTS TO LISTEN TO QUALITY MUSIC. THEY WANT TO LISTEN TO A MANUFACTURED VOICE/IMAGE WEARING PRACTICALLY NOTHING..I'M SORRY BUT RIHANNA DOES NOT SELL MUSIC SHE SELLS SEX THAT'S FINAL SO IF ANY OF YOU THINK I AM HATING OR I'M WRONG THAT IS YOUR PROBLEM YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHERE I'M COMING FROM..
REALMUSIC101's picture

I WAS THERE WHEN PLIES DID

I WAS THERE WHEN PLIES DID THAT DEED. HE WAS VERY GENUINE WITH IT AND ALL WE COULD SCREAM WAS AWWW AND WISH OUR 11YR BROTHA WAS THERE LOL
preD BARBIe's picture

Off da radar: I think it is

Off da radar: I think it is interesting how some people on here are saying just enjoy/appreciate the “art” for what it is. Artists use various mediums to convey a message. I’m far from a stan of Rhi Rhi so I cant speak too much on the whole satanic and symbolism, but I do believe she is tryna convey a message and its not purely just “art”. That’s like saying its okay for the 11 year old to be at Plies concert and say his lyrics is purely “art”, making it appropriate for young kids to listen to. Be ye not deceived my people! I can see ur point...good analysis.
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JAMACIAN BAD GAL: Yeah I

JAMACIAN BAD GAL: Yeah I see she got that one eye covered…. She is too far gone.. So not supporting her ass anymore, and I was such a big fan of her. SAD Why is it sad? You're not supporting her because of an album cover and not her music? The cover probably reflects the point where she is right not in her life. She's different and unique at the same time...and I'll give her credit--she ain't afraid to do shit!!!! JUST DO YOU RIRI!!!!
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