The celebrity pregnancy reveal is something to behold. From baby bump-filled Instagram posts to surprise Youtube videos, when the news of a new celeb baby is announced, the TL explodes. Taking this concept to the next level is hip-hop artist Toni Romiti. With the release of her latest R&B-infused track “My Fire” – which features Romiti’s heavenly vocals, rippling guitars and pop-inspired beats – the singer chose to share her status as a mother with the world. Having already had the baby, Toni used her single’s visuals to share the news as well as offer us an insight into her approach to motherhood, all the while serenading us with her sun-soaked sounds.
“This pregnancy was something I wanted to keep for myself,” explains Toni. “ I’m not a fan of unwanted opinions, and pregnancy can be pretty stressful to begin with. The more you share, the more people feel entitled to give their two cents. That’s not something I wanted to subject myself to while pregnant. Now that my baby is here and healthy, I’m proud to share with my Romiti Gang that I am someone’s mum now. The choice to be private couldn’t have gone any better. I knew that I wanted to do a cool video announcement, but I didn’t want it to be a stereotypical gender reveal. I feel like stereotypical gender reveals don’t offer a child the grace to just be themselves. I wanted to announce my pregnancy in a way that wasn’t imposing masculinity or femininity onto my child.”
The video itself is a flame-filled affair that sees a glowing Toni Romiti play a chosen mother – all the while accompanied by her baby bump. Gender is disregarded and stereotypical colours and outfits are abandoned throughout as we see a young girl donning a two-piece suit, nodding to the singer’s focus on incorporating the freedom of self-expression into her parenting.
While a truly bold move such as this can be a career-defining moment for an artist, this is not the first we are hearing of Toni Romiti. Having amassed a huge online following, Toni’s musical projects – including “Switch up” and “Nothin On Me” – have been wildly successful and even earned praise from the likes of the Kardashians. With her new role as a mother sure to influence her work, we cannot wait to see what the singer does next.
Watch the visuals for “My Fire” below….