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Mariah Carey appears on the cover of Life and Style magazine in April 2011, prior to the birth of her twins. / Nick Cannon appears in a photo posted on his website. - Provided courtesy of Life and Style magazine / nickcannon.com

Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey posed for nude photos

04/06/2011 by Corinne Heller

Nick Cannon says he and pregnant wife Mariah Carey, who is expecting twins, recently posed nude together for a series of photos but he is having second thoughts about actually displaying them in their home as planned.

"We took nude pictures, because you know my wife is pregant and you're supposed to take, I guess, artistic pictures with the pregnant belly and I was naked too and it was all nice and artistic," Cannon, 30, recently said on his "Rollin' with Nick Cannon" radio show."

"You guys know I'm an exhibitionist, so I was all into this until I actually thought about what these things are going to do," he added. "We might put them on a magazine or something like that because they're very classy but overall, these pictures are going to be up in the house and stuff like that."

Carey is expected to give birth to their twins, a boy and a girl, on May 14. Cannon said he was "a little weirded out" that they will see the naked photos of their parents.

"I don't know if I'm comfortable with young kids seeing nudity so early on," he said. "I know it's art but I think that's just a little weird. My wife looks beautiful in these pictures but I still think it's a little strange for my children to have to see this."

Carey, 42, showcases her bare belly on the cover of Life & Style's April 8, 2011 issue and posted a picture of her stomach, which featured a painted picture of a butterfly on it, on her Twitter page last month. She had Tweeted it after spending a night in a hospital with Cannon after reporting contractions. Cannon said the false alarm was "nerve-racking."

"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," Carey told Life & Style. "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," she added. "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!"

Celebrities such as Britney Spears and Demi Moore have also appeared naked while pregnant. Cannon said on his Twitter page that Carey's magazine cover photo was "beauty in it's truest definition."

The twins will be the couple's first children together. Carey and Cannon will mark their two-year wedding anniversary on April 30.

Carey and Cannon celebrated the upcoming birth of their children with a lavish baby shower in Beverly Hills earlier this month.

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