The Internet Is Roasting Rick Ross's Luxurious New Cover Art
New album 'Richer Than I've Ever Been' arrives in December
Richer Than I've Ever Been appears to be the first of Ross's studio albums to not prominently feature himself since 2014's Hood Billionaire.
On it, he hides his face behind a pair of white gloves, sporting a boss-sized ring on his right hand's pinky finger. The ensemble is completed by a pastel-coloured hat, and a jacket featuring an incredibly detailed brooch on its lefthand side.
If one shouldn't judge a book by its cover, than surely the same would apply to albums of recorded music. However, sometimes we just can't help ourselves. While its extravagance is not out of character in the least, that's exactly what has transpired upon Ross's new cover art hitting the internet.
On the cover of Richer Than I've Ever Been, Ross has been likened to everyone from Queen Elizabeth, to a star on Golden Girls or a new season of Bridgerton. In more detailed interpretations, he is "dressing like a magician and playing peekaboo," "a lady at church getting a compliment and not wanting to be seen blushing," and "the pastor's mother." Others began wondering how many breath mints Ross kept on hand to dole out with album purchases.
In his Instagram reveal, Ross noted that the cover art for Richer Than I've Ever Been was shot by Jonathan Mannion, who previously snapped covers for the artist's Trilla (2008), Deeper Than Rap (2009) and Teflon Don (2010), on top of other iconic artwork for JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, DMX, Gucci Mane, Eminem, Sum 41 and many more.
For now, you can read through some wisecracks until Richer Than I've Ever Been arrives in December. First single "Outlaws," featuring Jazmine Sullivan and 21 Savage, arrives next Friday (November 12).
Read Exclaim!'s interview with Ross about Richer Than I've Ever Been's predecessor, 2019's Port of Miami 2.
They tried to make Rick Ross look like a pimp on that album cover but it's definitely giving granny. The glove and the hat have me in tears.— Mel Reneé (@MelReneeStyles) November 5, 2021
rick ross dressed like a golden girl on his album cover— Fleetwood DeVille (@morrisdusk) November 5, 2021
Rick Ross' new cover looking like a lady at church getting a compliment and not wanting to be seen blushing. pic.twitter.com/KWn7cHRQdS— Ruben || Check the Rhyme (@checktherhyme1_) November 5, 2021
Rick Ross look like he about to star in the new season of "Bridgerton" with that album cover 😂😂— Odjo Cinco (@kid_odjo) November 5, 2021
I feel like these come with the new Rick Ross album cover pic.twitter.com/SG5PPatbjH— ❤️ (@djschoolboy) November 5, 2021
Rick Ross looks like the pastors mother on that cover. That's how I know it's some gospel.— Larry Legend (@larryislegend) November 5, 2021
This is Rick Ross cover inspiration pic.twitter.com/ovZ1I9Q3b3— Dim Lewko⛈ (@Dimlewko) November 5, 2021
Who told Rick Ross dressing like a magician and playing peekaboo would be a dope album cover? pic.twitter.com/H6IiusUYwx— From The Standpoint of Water (@3CarryOnItems) November 5, 2021
Rick Ross on that cover lookin like my Granny before she used to catch the Holy Ghost.— Rod (@rodisreezNI) November 5, 2021
This Rick Ross Album cover 🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️ Why I thought Sister Patterson of Mount Calvary Baptist was about to Drop some HEAT 🔥 pic.twitter.com/VZuFb2MtLL— 😍Angela Marie 😍 (@AngelaCeoLuxx) November 5, 2021
Somebody said Rick Ross new album cover look like he have 100 soft peppermints in his pocketbook🤣🤣🤣— Sunshine🌺 (@AmbitiousDr3am_) November 5, 2021
Rick ross' album cover looks like he joined the Finer Things Club. pic.twitter.com/dh6bn8VmKo— Third_Lyon (@3vrdLyon) November 5, 2021
I fucks wit Rick Ross but that petticoat pip pip Cheerio ass cover gotta go😭😭— incognegro✨ (@_jsab) November 5, 2021
You guys are mocking Rick Ross' album cover but watch him drop one of the most luxurious, fly albums of our time.— Brooklyn (@LodovicoOsiris) November 5, 2021