The album art for Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda,' her newest single, once again proves that the rapper doesn't care much for subtlety. Go big or go home, right?
Though the singer has been rocking a more minimal look these days (she's ditched the infamous pink wig), she hasn't abandoned her feisty personality or raging sex appeal. Quite the contrary! The new album art features Minaj's most famous asset -- her larger-than-life booty -- as she drops it down low in a barely-there thong. To finish up, Minaj casually glances over her shoulder with a sly, "Oh-didn't-see-you-there" look.
The folks over at Jezebel make a worthy comparison, noting that Minaj's cover looks like the reverse of Lil Kim's iconic, front-facing squatting pose.
Nicki Minaj's Anaconda Album Art Features the Rapper's Derriere
1. Explicit Album Covers - There is a growing trend in the music industry where artists are opting for album covers that are more explicit in nature, highlighting provocative shots of themselves.
2. Body Positivity in Music - Musicians are embracing their bodies and using it in their branding, creating a trend of not conforming to societal standards of beauty.
3. Hypersexualization of Music - The trend of hypersexualization in the music industry is on the rise, where album covers and music videos are purposely featuring provocative imagery to grab attention.
1. Music Industry - The music industry is shifting towards a more sexually liberal space, creating opportunities for artists and producers to take advantage of this new wave.
2. Fashion Industry - With musicians becoming more daring in their exposure and clothing choice, there is an opportunity for fashion designers to collaborate with artists and create merchandise.
3. Entertainment Industry - As audiences become more receptive to sexual content in music and entertainment, there is room for disrupting traditional media outlets with new forms of content and distribution channels.