Va-va-voom! Jennifer Hudson is in rare form for V Magazine‘s “Music Issue.” The American Idol alum and Oscar winner rocks a wet mane, BLK DNM jacket, suspenders and sheer dress for the sultry spread, shot by famed photographer Terry Richardson. Inside, the engaged mommy talks about making the transition from covering songs to becoming a real artist.
“Earlier in my career I was just a soloist singing other people’s songs. Now I really want to be an artist. I want to lift the people up, have fun, create a moment. I have my own visions that I want to bring to life,” says the 32-year old. “People think I sit in church all day or stay at home and stare at my Oscar. It’s like I’m a nun or the president or something. I realized that people don’t really know who I am. It just feels like it’s time to take the training wheels off, you know? Let them see me.”
See the rest of J-Hud’s Mel Ottenberg-styled spread on the next page.
Photo Credits: V Magazine/Terry Richardson