Nature Naughton for ESSENCE
Photo: Courtesy of publicist

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Naturi Naughton exclusively reveals baby bump in ESSENCE

“An ode to Black culture”

Naturi Naughton for ESSENCE
Photo: Courtesy of publicist

Recently, Power star Naturi Naughton appeared in ESSENCE with her partner, Ben. In the most revealing photos, Naughton wears a crown featuring butterflies (made by Sascha Hosey) and orange tribal paint (by Moshoodat). ESSENCE interviewed Naturi Naughton during the shoot, which she discussed the importance of adorning herself in African symbolization and clothing, Black beauty, etc.

Some highlights of the conversation include the pressure of getting married, the appreciation of Black culture, and what she went through when she was in 3LW. Have a look at the quotes from the interview below.

“We always try to incorporate African proverbs or Kente cloth or use different images to celebrate this beautiful Black girl that’s coming into the world,” the ‘Power’ star told ESSENCE.

We just always try to incorporate African proverbs or Kente cloth or using different images to celebrate this beautiful Black girl that’s coming into the world. I think in society we get so caught up trying to assimilate and be like other people, but in reality what we feel is that we just want to celebrate who we are.


View all of the maternity photos now at ESSENCE.