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Fresh off the release of her debut album Room 25, Noname tweeted Monday that she will be replacing the cover art of her new album in light of domestic abuse charges brought against the cover artist, Bryant Giles.

The Chicago rapper wrote, “In light of recent allegations, I will be working to replace the cover artwork of Room 25. I do not and will not support abusers, and I will always stand up for victims and believe their stories. My heart goes out to Ellie, her family, and all survivors of abuse.”

Additionally, it’s worth noting that this is not the first time Noname has made a change spurred by social justice. The FADER points out that in 2016, she changed her name from Noname Gypsy to Noname, because “gypsy” is considered a racial slur against the Romani people.

You can have a listen to Room 25 via Spotify below, as Noname embraces the magic of black womanhood.

In related news, view Noname’s ‘Room 25’ tour dates here, which kicks off in January.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

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