Pop singer speaks out about appearing topless on cover of 'Night Time, My Time'

Sky Ferreira has defended the controversial artwork for her forthcoming debut album ‘Night Time, My Time’.

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Now,%20in%20an%20interview%20with%20Stereogum, Ferreira has defended the image and claimed it was not designed to help boost publicity and album sales. “I don’t really feel like my left nipple is all that important,” she says. “I don’t really have an issue with nudity. It’s not the first time I’ve shot topless either. I don’t really find anything wrong with being topless. My mom and I used to go tanning at the beach topless. So I don’t really look at it as a sexual thing.”

On the subject of the artwork being a publicity stunt, the singer adds: “It’s like, are you kidding me? I’d sell way more if I just put a picture of my face. That’s the fact. I’d sell more copies of me just looking cute. That’s what sells more. That’s what sells at Wal-Mart. Not someone in a bathtub looking like they’re about to kill someone. Topless.”

Last month, Ferreira[/a] was forced to cancel her remaining US tour dates with Vampire Weekend due to a “vocal injury”. The singer was booked to support the band at 10 dates this autumn and played the first four before pulling out of the remaining six.