The music industry may be a crazy and hectic world but all of the touring, press runs and endless hours in the studio hasn't prevented your favorite rappers and singers from starting a family. Yes, even the busiest bees like Beyonce can clear her schedule to fit in nine months to bring the beautiful little girl we've come to know as Blue Ivy into the world.
From hip-hop to R&B, there are more than a few who have realized that motherhood doesn't mean you have to give up your career -- and still look good while doing it. These women have rocked the stage but they also make for some of the sweetest moms in the world, which we get the chance to see all thanks to social media.
Aside from sharing fun moments with their children for fans to see, these ladies have also proved you can get back into top shape after giving birth and look just as amazing. In honor of Mother's Day on Sunday (May 14), The Boombox recognizes amazing mothers with a glow on both the inside and outside. Check out 10 Hottest Hip-Hop & R&B Moms.
From wearing a bejeweled yet very sheer Givenchy gown to a red ensemble with a plunging neckline, Beyonce is very comfortable in being a sexy mama. But no matter how much skin she shows, Blue Ivy will always see her as mom and the one she has fun with making those flossing videos.
A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) onOct 31, 2014 at 2:39pm PDT
If you've seen Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz's Instagram accounts, you knows they post a good amount of family photos showcasing the love that is spread all around in this family. And while Alicia likes to be a bit more private than other artists, she isn't shy about telling the world how grateful she is to be a mother to Egypt and Genesis Ali and stepson Kasseem Dean, Jr. "Motherhood is a miracle that continues to unfold..... And the words I've been writing can't wait to be told," she wrote as the caption to a photo of herself holding her then-newborn son.
A photo posted by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) onNov 11, 2014 at 4:19pm PST
Lil' Kim has been a strong, independent Queen Bee since the 1990s. When her daughter Royal Reign entered the picture, she had no issues giving the little princess her own time in the spotlight. Between posting photos of her smiling to mother-daughter bee time during Halloween, Lil' Kim is surely one proud mama.
A photo posted by Lil' Kim (@lilkimthequeenbee) onNov 1, 2014 at 8:31pm PDT
Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas looks like she's still in her 20s. The TLC member looks young and fit likely due to those years she spent running around after her son, Tron Austin. Tron is the child of the singer and producer Dallas Austin. She treats her son like a king, bringing him around the world on her travels. Chilli even treated Tron to a birthday trip to Australia and Japan.
If there's one R&B songstress with a killer body, it's Ciara. She has never been shy about showing off her bodacious body and how hard she works to stay physically fit. And even after she had her son, Future Zahir Wilburn the singer bounced right back into perfect shape with abs of steel. The doting mother is constantly sharing photos of her son on social media and even dedicated her new song "I Got You." As she just had a beautiful baby girl, she could be a fixture on this list.
One mama whose been very open about her mother-daughter relationship from the start of her career is Jhene Aiko. Despite her hectic schedule as rising R&B singer, Jhene never fails to give little Namiko Love as "normal" of a childhood as she can get. From going on family trips to Hawaii to helping her sell those Girl Scout Cookies, Jhene is a loving mother that only wants to give her little girl the best -- and it's the sweetest thing ever. Not to mention she does it while looking effortlessly stylish and sexy.
Solange became a mom at the age of 17 when she gave birth to Daniel Julez J. Smith, Jr. Although she has openly discussed the difficulties of being a teen mom in interviews, the singer sees her son as such a blessing. Just look at Solange and you'd think she could pass for Julez's sister rather than his mom. Looks certainly are nothing to worry about in this family. And if you wondered just how close they are, the two showed off their tight dance moves during Solange's nuptials to Alan Ferguson.
Christina Milian finds solace and lots of happiness with her daughter, Violet Madison Nash, whom she had with ex-husband The-Dream in 2010. The "Rebel" singer is a working mom with a killer body (you've seen her abs, right?). Not only did little Violet make cameos during her stint on Dancing With the Stars when she was a contestant in season 17, but she also showcases their downtime together on her Instagram.
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Take a look at Charli Baltimore and it's obvious why she makes this list of 10 Hottest Hip-Hop & R&B Moms. The rapper still looks as glamorous and youthful as she did 20 years ago when she first popped on the scene with songs like "Money" and "Stand Up." Now Charli is a mother to two of her own beauties, India and Siaani. These ladies follow in their mom's footsteps as far as being career-driven and turning heads.
A photo posted by Charli Baltimore (@charlibaltimore) onDec 25, 2014 at 3:21pm PST
Amber Rose is one of the sexiest women in the music industry and she isn't even a rapper or singer (we'll pretend like her song "Fame" never happened). She's hip-hop by association since she's the mother of Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, whose father is Wiz Khalifa. Between her skin-tight dresses on the red carpet to her itty bitty bikinis on the beach, Amber isn't afraid to show off her assets while proclaiming she's a MILF.