In case you missed out on the celebration earlier this week, Tyga dropped the totally-safe-for-work cover art for his upcoming album KYOTO. The album itself, Tyga explained, is a documentation of his highest and lowest points over the years. Many apparent Tyga non-fans took the album announcement as an opportunity for mocking, taking specific issue with the contents of the accompanying KYOTO art.

TMZ tracked Tyga down in Beverly Hills Tuesday, then proceeded to inundate him with their signature brand of annoyances. "I think it's lit," Tyga said of what the TMZ annoyer characterized as "highly controversial" cover reactions. "It's art, man. It's art, you know?"

Specifically, Tyga noted, it's art by Japanese illustrator Hajime Sorayama. "It's not a flag," he said. "It's a rising sun... and the artist is Japanese. He's a very well-known Japanese designer, so that's why I did it with him."

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When the topic of furry-based pornography was broached, Tyga revealed he's not a part of the scene. "Nah, I don't even know what that is," he said. Tyga also vowed that the KYOTO cover is merely "the beginning." Fair enough.

KYOTO, which presumably features songs that will add lyrical context to the G-rated cover art, hits the usual outlets Feb. 16 and is the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the loved one(s) in your life. "This album is me opening my heart to you and I hope you enjoy it and love it as much as I do," Tyga said Monday.