As we indicated earlier this week, Rihanna’s camp has selected ‘Rude Boy’ as the next single from her ‘Rated R’ LP. Well, just a short while ago, the artwork for the single was released. AllAccess reports that ‘Rude Boy’ will officially impact radio on February 9th.
This is basically an alternate version of one of the shots in the ‘Rated R’ cover art (seen here). Nonetheless, it works well with the ‘sex sells’ theme that her label has been pushing lately. As one of the better songs on the album, I hope that her team is able to provide a strong video for the record like they did with ‘Hard’ and ‘Russian Roulette’, and avoid creating a toilet-worthy clip like ‘Wait Your Turn’.