Mariah Carey goes topless on the latest cover of Life & Style magazine. The 42-year-old singer/actress posed topless as only her arm and hair covered her chest.

In the issue of Life & Style Mariah talks about the reason she did the shoot.

“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. My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans.[…]The babies were kicking almost the entire time; it was unbelievable, 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!”

Carey is expecting Twins that are due in May.