Pregnant Mariah Carey poses nude for ‘Life & Style’

Mariah Carey, who is currently, imminently expecting twins, posed nude for the cover of Life & Style magazine.

Carey, 42, relied on her long hair to cover her breasts, and said the knocked-up nude shoot wasn’t an easy choice, but she felt obligated to her fans:

“I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Mariah exclusively tells Life & Style. “My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans.”

Carey tweeted a link to the cover to her over 4 million followers, and she told the magazine the shoot wasn’t without incident:

“The babies were kicking almost the entire time; it was unbelievable,” Mariah tells Life & Style. “Especially the girl — clearly she’s a diva in training! We didn’t start shooting until 1:30 a.m. because I was in the hospital from the night before until the day of the shoot with contractions five minutes apart!”

You can read the entirety of Carey’s comments here.