Ariana Grande Yours Truly

I’m sure most of you saw the super controversial artwork for Ariana Grande’s Yours Truly album earlier this week. You know, the one with Ariana dressed up like jailbait in a bed of pink roses? It was like Anne Geddes teamed up with Takashi Murakami to shoot a straight-to-video Lolita sequel in the early ’90s, and it was fucking amazing. The second I saw, it I said to myself, “This girl is gonna be HUGE,” because only a top tier pop diva could create something so shocking and polarizing. It was basically the Born This Way motorcycle cover of 2013.

Well, it turns out that cover was just a joke. Ariana’s since tweeted out the “real” artwork, and it’s safer and more sterile than an interview with Ciara.

Either Ariana was punking everyone for publicity the first time, or her management freaked out over the accusations of pedo-baiting and decided to rush out a new cover. Either way, I’m bored.

Ariana, girl, you could’ve been so edgy with that kitschy barely-legal porn cover. Now you’re just putting us all to sleep.

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