Rihanna under fire for naked cover

Los Angeles: Popstar Rihanna has raised eyebrows in the past with her racy videos and lyrics but she is pushing the boundaries of risqué with the promotional images of her latest album.

The singer appears in a series of seductive shots for the cover artwork of new album `Loud` including a close-up of her bare legs and crotch, with only a pink rose covering her modesty.

The flame-haired popstar has been heavily promoting the new album, with two singles currently at the top of US and UK charts.

The first shot sees the 22-year-old crawling on her hands and knees in a desert setting, topless with a strategically placed arm and a breeze blowing up her flouncy skirt to give a glimpse of her behind.

The first single off the album, `Only Girl In The World`, is currently sitting at number one in the US after three weeks at the top and her latest offering, `What`s My Name` too has reached number one in the US.