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Is Zayn's Album Cover Art A Tribute To Lil Wayne?

The Mind of Mine cover strikes an uncanny resemblance to Tha Carter III.

Last night (February 17), Zayn Malik debuted a new song from his forthcoming solo album Mind of Mine on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and showed off the record's cover art for the first time.

Featuring a photo of baby Zayn inked up with his current tattoos, the cover bears a striking similarity to an album Lil Wayne put out back in 2008.

Tha Carter III, which includes Wayne’s hit single “Lollipop,” depicts a baby Carter marked up with facial tattoos. Even the soft lighting, black background, and all-caps lettering made their way over to (Lil) Zayn's Mind of Mine.

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Zayn hasn’t commented on the similarity between the two album covers, but it’s probably safe to say that he was jamming some Lil Wayne (who also just appeared on Fallon) while putting together his solo debut.