Multi-platinum R&B crooner Lloyd dropped his long-awaited full-length album, Tru-LP today. The album is the follow-up to Lloyd's 2016 Tru - EP, featuring the RIAA certified platinum single, "Tru".

Tru - LP features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Sevyn Streeter, Khujo Goodie, Curren$y, The Spelman Women’s Choir and Lloyd’s baby son, River.

To promote the album, Lloyd uploaded a series of closeup Instagram.com shots of Lloyd's naked body on the album cover. In a caption, Lloyd described why he bared his soul and his search for peace and contentment:

"So many of us wear the arrogance of ignorance.. finding comfort in contentment. Everyday is another fight to avoid the lure of temptation. To practice humility. To love strangers like family. To love myself, truly. I find it to be most difficult not to take the easy way out. I am most happy to release some of the most personal, challenging, introspective, loving, and soulful music I’ve created thus far in my life. Topics like becoming a father, losing my sister, embracing love over lust, and being true to my roots. All inspired by a need to reach further inside to the core of my soul, in hopes of relieving the burden of acceptance or admiration."


So many of us wear the arrogance of ignorance.. finding comfort in contentment. Everyday is another fight to avoid the lure of temptation. To practice humility. To love strangers like family. To love myself, truly. I find it to be most difficult not to take the easy way out. I am most happy to release some of the most personal, challenging, introspective, loving, and soulful music I’ve created thus far in my life. Topics like becoming a father, losing my sister, embracing love over lust, and being true to my roots. All inspired by a need to reach further inside to the core of my soul, in hopes of relieving the burden of acceptance or admiration. Also inspired by the current increase in suicides and hate crime toward others, The battles of depression that still lurk in the shadows, and the appreciation for mothers, sisters, and daughters that is needed now more than ever. thanks to the fans for encouraging me to be a votary of truth and supporting TRU, making it platinum, and to the media for giving attention to a positive frequency over devisive & shallow content.. TRU LP 8/31..

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  • MoniquetheGeek

    I'm such a huge Lloyd fan! All my friends make fun of me for it. oh well lol... But I have the album saved to listen after the funeral.

  • iWasteTime

    Let me go and "borrow" it !

  • FukkFolks2018

    Bout time Lloyd

  • blue skies


  • Erin

    What in the Naked & Afraid is going on here? Why do folks think looking musty is attractive?

  • pure_rachet

    Yuck on the pic!

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Welp, nothing to see here.............lmao.............The Nicca's I prefer to eff with would not be able to hide his junk behind the neck of a guitar.......Cant even see a ball sack bulge.......it's a no for me from the waist down.....lmao...Shid and trim the bush too......lmao.....hate a bushy/nappy crotch area on a MAN.......lol

  • SpiceGirl

    lol...I second that

  • SpiceGirl

    Blank Stare



  • pecancandy

    What tha f........

  • Bam Bam Li


  • oshh16

    I jumped... Like really dude???????

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    That Ain't All He Dropped!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    What He Knows Todays Music Has Come To!!! I Wouldn't Buy This One Second.

  • Solstice
  • Solstice

    Me too! ? ? wth??

  • Solstice

    Naked and afraid
    ?I hollered!!! ?????!!

  • Kayke

    I dislike thirsty men.... it’s such a feminine trait.

  • MsVAllDay

    I'm all for a person evolving, but why the need to be butt naked on your album cover???

  • Bossy704

    He just wants us to know that's him playing the guitar and he's a singer songwriter. The guitar is an extension of his love and passion. The close up is rough tho.

  • Faithz

    Look like Lloyd Dropped His long awaited
    Album, and His Boxers.

  • Faithz

    Throw some Blessed Oil on Him Somebody!

  • Tony

    Lloyd done lost his mind ?????

  • Tiff J

    Wow! Could've used a warning. I do like that song Tru though.

  • bemetoo

    llyold look musty and smells like onion dip

  • bemetoo

    he should have went to the gym first

  • Waya Hedia

    OH for fk's sake.

  • Hotfiyah

    He should have gotten a wax first...EWWW!

  • Dun Dilly

    Had he taken this naked photo whilst standing in the middle of a COTTON FIELD I would chuck it up as ART....this photo just some lazy creative/Childish Gambino copy cat ish.

  • laidbackgal4real


  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Ummm... I like the new music. Otherwise I have nada.

  • Coffee1st

    The Instagram message is all well and good.
    But that pic is in poor taste and unnecessary.

  • Gloria

    Comments got me weak lol

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Ms. Sandra can we have a medical minute on hernias for Lloyd, cause[sic] boy's looking like he has at least 4 of them. SN: This is what I took a break from Ms Franklin and Sen McCain's funeral for?? *Goes back to programs and gives them my tears.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Soooo so SO many questions but today is the Queens day..back to Auntie ‘Retha ??

  • KLo
  • KLo
  • oshh16

    I don't mind hair on a man (minus back and shoulders), trim the edges maybe but I didn't need to see dude this way period.

  • Bashi22

    Note ? to Lloyd please never take picture naked with so much tattoos on your body. It doesn’t translate well. Also my I add a trainer and more clean eating

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    nothing could've prepared me for what I just saw

  • TMW


  • SweetTEE

    I damn near died!!! lol

  • SweetTEE

    Unfortunately his albums are really good...but this mess is unacceptable.

  • SweetTEE

    Musty, dusty, rode hard and hung up wet.. smdh-he is better than this.

  • SweetTEE

    I have ALWAYS loved Lloyd and his albums...this mess is disturbing though. idk what he going through in life.

  • Reina1718

    Eww hot mess


    Lloyd, that album cover is a NO!


    LOL stop it.

  • Malai

    Lmaoooo ????

  • Malai

    Lmaoooo this is my exact thought! Like that lil thang ain’t got no type of girth... Chile ????

  • Ni Ni

    Po lloyd?.

  • kekeb

    He looks good! I like it

  • Patricia

    im offended lol

  • Patricia

    lol my thoughts exactly

  • Dahl

    Looooove Mr. Fishburne!!

  • BingBangBoom

    Doesn't he know straight men like his music as well. Not everyone wants to see u naked on the Spotify Playlist. The artwork can sometime take away from the music.

    He got my attention tho........................... *sighs

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Now this is what you call APE SH!T

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Wtf Lloyd ?

  • Ms Page

    Me too...

  • Ms..N

    Fishburne one of the greatest!!

  • CopperCutie


  • Applebootay

    I like everything I see, I'm not mad AT ALL......said my Scorpio side....lemme go check out that IG

  • Applebootay

    No one complained when Dangelo did it for his video....waiting for that camera to drop....

  • Applebootay

    But APE SHIT in a good way....LOL

  • Applebootay
  • NaeNay

    D’Angelo was nice and oiled up. Dude up top look dirty.

  • the guest

    Beautiful photo. #Art

  • Applebootay

    Dude up top is a realistic view of what real everyday Asiatic black men look like and I love ALL of it. I would never ask my man to shave and oil....that ish is for TV...

  • NaeNay

    Oil isn’t just for tv...
    To each his own.

  • Renee26


  • Renee26

    That's Yum... Lloyd is yuck

  • Solstice

    Lmao!! ?

  • hi-liter

    ? Boy...y’all a Trip! If Lloyd had shaved his pubic hair into a neat “V” shape or some shit like that, it woulda been 500 “He Gay” comments. I think the picture depicts a real male body that’s in good shape.

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    So its safe to say Lloyd is hella flacid which is why we see nothing. No width...nothing ?

  • stav

    So desperate, and extremely unappealing!

  • Tlowe89

    For some reason this photo makes me gag ?. Something about pubic hair all up in my face

  • morenYAHdelsur

    It does. He’s fine af. But damn Lloyd LOL just naked in the woods huh ?

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    He's definitely NO 2000 DeAngelo.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Now that was perfection.

  • Tammie Reed

    Lloyd is still super sweet after all these years! Saw him last night at the BMI awards.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Welp, gotta sell the records huh? Problem is we are numb to antics like this. It is common for people to be naked now to sell their music.

  • Rayne


  • Rayne

    I like it. It says all man to me.

  • Rayne

    I sholl was looking standing up looking down inside my tv shiddd ?

  • dontgetblocked

    This photo was a pleasant surprise and a reminder of why I love black men. There's also a lot of symbolism in this piece of art.

  • HeyGirlHey

    Lmmfao!! Right!

  • HeyGirlHey

    Right! I don't know how I feel about this,He's all buff at the top and a set of wire plier's at the bottom. But whatever

  • the chosen one

    Lmfao laughing hard.

  • the chosen one

    You are funny as he!!.

  • Guess Who

    Picture does nothing for me he looks light weight musty

  • Guess Who


  • Guess Who


  • Blaque Jade

    Heyyyy Lloyd, always like him, I like him even more now

  • Tena

    I love a hairy man as long as its clean. Lol

  • Tena

    I think he looks cute, not sexy. I love his hair and I loved a few of his songs back in the day.

  • BxGirl

    It's the tattoos that are turning me off.

  • Miss Thang

    I would do very naughty things to this man...

  • WhooCares

    Ummm yasss. I want him to move the guitar ?

  • IamAllnatural

    It’s a no for me, I don’t like this picture at all. He needs to lose the musty bush down there. His body ain’t sexy and all those tattoos make him look dirty.

  • Lady Elle

    Mmm...nah...he should have trimmed them beedy ball pubic hair. So, you just gon stand bucknaked in the woods huh?

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    More bush than stem?

  • whereisginger

    Poor thing

  • Jussjess25

    Folks still say llyode is gay.. what yall think?? I would actually let him hit ?????

  • SoChlo

    That’s actually pretty gross.

  • GuestSTAR

    And I can't even tell what it is he has tattooed on his body. Like what's the point....

  • Strappyheels

    What a Beautiful specimen he is!!!!
    Loving everything in that pic!!

  • Malcom Flex

    Sistas yall been down this road before.

  • Tailor Koko Milk

    Ewww and he fucks every girl raw and probably has herpes lol

  • Michelle

    We were born naked grow up

  • Kaze

    That bush is outta control simple maintenance can do so much

  • Kimocha

    First thing I thought when I saw the pic was Ewww!!... But I still think he has beautiful hair tho....

  • MRiGOThim

    He still has all that pretty hair...nice body glad he doesn't shave :P

  • TransMichelle

    Put some clothes on Boy! Those tattoos are not becoming. I am not familiar with him so when I listened to the video I thought it was a little boy singing. His voice is sweet though.

  • TransMichelle


  • TransMichelle

    That's what I'm sayin he looks dirty

  • TransMichelle

    D"Angelo didn't have all those dirty tattoos either

  • TransMichelle

    The tattoos are realistic too? No

  • Renee26

    Oh he sleeps with women??! Ok

  • They’re ALL false God’s fools

    I've got no problem with the album cover. I suppose his female fans will like it? Having all that pubic hair is kind of behind the times tho because that went out of style like bell bottoms and shirts with really wide lapels LOL.

  • Renee26

    I say gay.... DL living but hey, long hair don't care ?

  • Renee26

    Super sweet ?

  • nick c

    STOP! Lol

  • Renee26

    I still say he gay...ion care that he doesn't shave. That boy sent my gaydar off when he first hit the scene.

  • Harley

    He has two kids and a woman and has always been with a woman so I don’t think so. I also worked with him back in the day and didn’t see any signs

  • Harley

    Same can be said for women who are half naked on covers and magazines

  • Nonya Bizness

    I like the waterfall pictures better and I like all of his messages. Not really feeling the guitar pic.

  • J2PC

    Cheap naked pics breeds of desperation to sell a record. smh

  • J2PC

    Um, a number of men outed in the ATL have women & kids at beards (a cover). Hope not, but ya never know. ijs

  • J2PC

    If you really feel that way, show up to work or church like that or even try walking down the street as such to see if 'grow works' when it comes to being fired, arrested, etc.

  • J2PC

    Usually, it takes a certain type of character to do something provocative so publicly with no sense of decency, moral boundaries or shame. -perhaps, he was given the deal "do it or else lose keeping the checks comin' or get paid for real this time." smh

  • TransMichelle

    Cute little doggy in your avatar

  • RealATLPeach36

    Baby I’ll take all Tha at women use to these sissy boys so they want a man skin to match there’s I’m good...come get this yonni

  • the guest

    The funerals were so beautiful.

  • suganspice68

    Lloyd’s pic is sexy to me too

  • rodt

    miss me with that gay shit

  • Logan Roberts


  • Renee26

    It looks like plain old attention seeking/failed marketing ploy. The cover got it reported on...took me 3 days to actually try to listen to the songs posted here. When I did I was underwhelmed and had no desire to hear more or go out and buy it. The sister song has a nice beat and the other 2 we just meh IMO

  • BingBangBoom

    True! But we talking about Loyd in this post.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Put your clothes back on Son.

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    Yuck it is....

  • Harley

    Yeah but we talking about artist posing half naked in general... you mad cuz I pointed out the obvious ?????

  • Harley

    Oh I know and not just ATL but I worked with him in the past and didn't get that vibe that's all

  • BingBangBoom

    Nope not mad at all... was just talking about Lloyd and his guitar. Lol

  • Jussjess25

    Oh ok good to know I like him ?

  • Passion

    Triple Yuck ?

  • Passion

    OMG that little doggie is adorable!?

  • Michelle

    It’s a difference between walking to work naked and being offended by nudity on the cover of an album or a picture. Don’t even try that dumb sh*t.

  • primadutch

    Um...there are only five songs and one is a remix of a song already on the album...boy, go home.

  • Alextra Ballard

    What a beautiful scenery . ...minus lloyd! Chiiile,move!

  • Malcom Flex

    LOL you know the only thing BW can do for him is buy his ish and beard for him.

  • Trace da Ace


  • Goldielocs

    He looks dirty as hell with all those damn tatts! i have tatts but not so many to wear lt looks like this....

  • Stacey J

    Nuh uhhhhhh....if you can't come like 2000 'How does it feel' D'Angelo....you need to leave this type of pose alone!

  • E.C. from D.C.

    I could do without the album cover but solid album overall.
    Lil Sis, Holding, Caramel, Tru are my faves. 9 out of the 11 tracks I play daily really.

  • E.C. from D.C.

    I think it's the jungle below that's throwing me off also lol.

  • Strappyheels

    I’m just looking..