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Tyga Defends NSFW 'Kyoto' Album Cover: 'It's Art, Man'

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Tyga performs at Vestival festival on Aug. 22, 2014 in Amsterdam.

Tyga is getting ready to release a new sung-not-rapped album called Kyoto next month.

As its cover art, he has chosen a painting from the Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama: An image of a Japanese flag, except with a naked tiger lady in front of it. Here is that cover, in all its NSFW glory:

Recently, a TMZ cameraman caught up with Tyga and asked about the cover. Tyga’s response: “It’s art, man. It’s art.” Also, on the charge that the cover constitutes “furry porn,” Tyga said, “I don’t know what that is.”

Here’s the video:

The best part of that video is when Tyler, The Creator drives by. Perhaps Tyga and Tyler were on their way to a meeting of some sort of secret bad-album-cover society.

This article was originally published by Stereogum.

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