Tyga defended his Kyoto album cover when he was tracked down by TMZ. The “Rack City” artist came under fire this week for his latest album’s risqué cover art, with many calling it pornographic and accusing him disrespecting the Japanese flag.
The former Cash Money signee shared the Kyoto cover art on Monday (January 22) Instagram, thanking Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama for his work.
“I been wanting to make this album for a while now but didn’t have the confidence and the story to express my true emotions,” he began. “I thank all the love and support you have given me over the years. Thru my ups and downs,At My highest and my lowest points.Thru my brightest and darkest hours.This album is me opening my heart to you and I hope you enjoy it and love it as much as I do. THANK YOU GOD ALWAYS .
He added, “Thank You Hajime Sorayama for allowing me to share this experience with the world thru your creative art & my vision.”
Shortly after the artwork was posted, social media exploded with critiques. Some users claimed the image was “furry porn.”
T-Raww didn’t back down to the wave criticism and spoke proudly about his cover art when questioned by TMZ.
“It’s lit,” he said. “It’s art man, it’s art.”
When asked about the art being potentially fensive to the Japanese flag, he responded, “It’s not a flag, it’s a rising sun. And the artist is Japanese.” He also laughed f the notion it’s “furry porn,” saying he doesn’t even know what that is.
Check out the full TMZ clip below.