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A couple months ago Lil B caused a stir when he announced the title of his upcoming album: I’m Gay. The album cover, mimicked after Marvin Gaye’s I Want You album cover, hit the web yesterday and of course people are talking.

Lil B And His “Gay” Rhymes (PHOTOS)

Our favorite BasedGod explained his album title as his personal stance in defending the rights of homosexuals, so expectations for the album cover were all over the place.

The “Wonton Soup” rapper, who in song refers to him self as a “pretty b***h” has never been known to hold back, but the”(I’m Happy)” has a scratching our heads. Whether Lil B decided he needed to clarify for those questioning his sexuality, or if management pumped the breaks themselves, one thing’s for sure: the insertion of that tidbit is a little coy for this guy.

The Cali rapper isn’t the only artist who’s turned sh*t up with their choice of album covers. Some make it to store shelves while others get shipped back to the office.

Kanye had to pixelize his George Condo-illustrated cover, but Ice T and bootylicious wife CoCo were on his cover ass-naked in the music stores.

Click the jump to see GlobalGrind’s favorite album covers that pushed the envelope.

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Ice T’s 2006 album Gangsta Rap.

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Nas’ 2008 album Untitled.

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Kanye West’s 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

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Paris‘ 2003 album Sonic Jihad

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1968 album Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins. The original cover shows the two completely naked. 

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The Coup’s 2001 album Party Music

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Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 album Electric Ladyland

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Nirvana’s 1991 album Nevermind

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The Black Crowes’ 1994 album Amorica

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