Sorry if we got your hopes up there. Rated R refers to the title of Rihanna's new album. The headline was in no way meant as a commentary on our part.
In fact, if you want to be critical based on the hype, the cover itself is pretty PG-rated compared to most of the stuff the singer wears on a daily basis.
We admit we're just a little bit disappointed.
It's still hot, though. Not unlike Rihanna's new single, "Russian Roulette," which has been blowing up the Internets since it was turned loose last week.
Take a look at Rihanna's Rated R album cover, which bears some similarity to the just released Adam Lambert album cover for For Your Entertainment ...
Rihanna is back on the music scene in R-Rated fashion.
At the very least, we hope this bad-ass signals a newer, more bad-ass Rihanna. Not someone who Tweets links to sappy YouTube videos. Sorry, Chris Brown.