Sky Ferreira was not trying to shock everyone with her nude album cover for her debut release, Night Time, My Time. She was trying to make a point about feminism.
Speaking to NME, the "Everything Is Embarassing" singer said, "You're supposed to sell your body in a way that's like… it's OK to be sexy when it benefits everyone else. Most of the people who had a problem with [the cover] were men. At this point, I feel like I'm doing a bad job of being a feminist if I'm not making someone angry."
The NSFW cover photo, featuring Sky looking off-camera while standing naked in a shower, was shot by Gasper Noè, the Argentinian director behind controversial films Irreversible and Enter the Void. Sky admits she went with that specific shot because it was the most true to her work.
"I'm making art," she continued. "I'm not trying to sell my body. But it's my body to sell if I did want to! This kind of cover isn't even what sells—what sells is your face, shot by a fashion photographer, but I didn't want to do something like that. I do that all the time."
Ferreira also found herself in hot water earlier this year when she and boyfriend DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith were arrested on drug charges. "The whole thing was just so crazy and, like, f-cked up," she told Fuse News. Check out a clip of our interview below.