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Rihanna's new Rated R album cover leaks on internet


Rated R - Rihanna's new album drops November 23, 2009
Photo Credit: Def Jam Recordings

Rihanna's new album, Rated R, doesn't drop till November 23, but the cover art has already hit the internet.

A rep for the singer confirms that the black and white image which showed up Tuesday is indeed authentic. reports the image was shot by fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth. He called her "so beautiful, sweet and tough at the same time — and a pleasure to shoot." He added that Rihanna is "fantastic to work with — very giving, very creative, very involved in every aspect of the shoot and ready to push the boundaries."