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9. Wiz Khalifa's Controversial Album Cover

When Wiz Khalifa dropped the cover art to his upcoming album, O.N.I.F.C., he created even more buzz for his album than his hit single "Work Hard, Play Hard" did. On O.N.I.F.C.'s cover, the father-to-be slouches back in a black, leather chair sporting skin-tight white and red striped pants and a snow leopard coat open enough to expose his tatted up torso.

Homage to Jimi Hendrix? Nope, Wiz says it channels the "larger ethos of '60s counter-culture." Either way, we like seeing Wiz making bold decisions that most rappers would shy away from. Regardless of the cover's criticisms, it has people wondering what Wiz has up his sleeve for the album.

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