Natti Natasha was working on her second studio album when she learned she was pregnant during a pandemic. The reggaeton icon has found a new energy in her music. There were also some new challenges.
Natti Vidard, The name of her album merges the names of her and her daughter Vida. The title of the album also imitates “natividad” which means nativity in Spanish. Dominican artists wanted the album to show a resurgence of herself and her artistry.
“It was a beautiful process because I got to know myself better,” Natti said. “I enjoyed my pregnancy while doing what I loved.”
When she became a mother, she faced an additional dilemma, as Natti describes her music as honest and explicit. She asked how much she was accepted and shunned by expressing herself sexually during pregnancy. In the end, she was herself and stuck to not changing her musical style.
“This is the time to challenge yourself, generally as a person and as a woman,” she said. She also wanted to convey to women and girls the message that they can be happy in every way. You can be yourself. You can succeed in your career and that is you. You can have a family if you want. “
Following in the footsteps of the visible performances of Beyonce and Cardi B during pregnancy, Natti played with a jeweled belly. Tonight’s show starring Jimmy Fallon Just a few days before her due date.
Natti’s decision to remain loyal to herself is probably rooted in one of her early influences, Lauryn Hill.
She says she liked listening to Lauryn Hill as a young girl, especially the infamous “Miss Education of Lauryn Hill” Miss Education album. One thing about the Fugees singer is that she expressed what she wanted to do, Natty said.
“”[Lauryn] I wasn’t worried about playing commercial songs. She was just focused on saying what was happening in the world and what was happening in society. It could be about politics, or literally about love or her son, “Natti said.
For Natti, the idea of changing music because she became pregnant reflected the familiar pressure of changing herself to make others more comfortable.
“When we are little girls, you don’t see you having limits, but as you start to grow, you find that people want to limit you. “Natti said. “Looking back, well, [Lauryn] Did not accept it. “
While making this album during the pandemic, Natti wanted to avoid sad songs and make them brighter.She wanted her as she usually does with her own music Natti Vidard To empower women and girls. This is even more personal, as I now have my own daughter.
The album was released in late September with popular songs from fans such as Becky G’s “Pam Pam Pam” and Maluma’s “Imposible Amor”.
Making this album and sticking to her musical essence was a form of self-love for Natti. She said, “Self-love is to accept who you are. It’s a process and it’s hard to do because you get to know who you are when you make a mistake. . “
As she enters the next era of her career, she’s still focused on music, but now she’s looking at more, such as acting and building her own beauty and fashion brand.
“When I die, I want to make sure it. I’ve done everything I want to do,” Natti said.