Ciara bares nearly all in a gorgeous and revealing maternity shoot for Harper’s Bazaar.
Posing topless and nude in a see-through On Aura Tout Vu trench, the 31-year-old singer shows her beauty at approximately seven months pregnant in photographs by Dani Brubaker. In other shots, she smiles while matching and carrying her son Future Zahir.
Family is also the focus of the article. “I’m just super excited about this time in my life,” she says. “Like, oh my gosh, I can see my son running around, and soon it’s going to be two of these creatures running around! Our hands will be full of non-stop action.”
Currently, Ciara is also working on her seventh studio album and first for Warner Bros. Records. “I got this baby and my album,” she says. As for what fans can expect from the project? “I want to make the world dance,” she explains.
This echoes a statement she made after announcing the deal in January. “Proud to announce and honored to join the family!” she said. “To all my Ladies out there…this is truly a time where we can do anything, be anything we want, & Love to the fullest while being loved in return.. there is No Limit! Dreams really do come true! I’m supercharged to make the World Dance again!”
See more from CiCi’s stunning shoot and find additional highlights from the interview below.
On support: “If someone’s not supporting you and your vision and your dreams—whether it’s your relationship partner, your friend, whomever, then you’ve got to make sure to keep it moving. If people aren’t lifting you up, even if you’re the strongest person in the world, eventually it does chip away at you. You don’t even realize that you’re losing yourself. And that’s the scariest place to be in life… I don’t want to lose myself. I love myself too much. I love life too much.”
On celebrating her peers: “There’s this unspoken word: love. When you meet successful powerful women, you show each other love, because it is a tough environment.”
On frequent childhood moves: “It was a bit of a challenge. You would build friendships, then you’d have to say goodbye…I do think part of that made me kind of tough. Emotionally tough. The truth of it is, it helped me with being able to accept cutting things off… Which I think is a good thing, maybe it could be a bad thing, because it can make you cold in that way.”
On her son Future becoming a big brother: “He’ll randomly pull my shirt up and be like, ‘I want to see the baby. Hello, baby. How you doing, baby? I love you, baby. Okay, talk to you later, baby. Bye, bye.’ Then he’ll kiss me on my belly and put my shirt back down.”