Jennifer Hudson is giving us a edgier new image these days. The singer/actress graces the pages of V Magazine’s Music Issue. J-Hud, who was styled by Mel Ottenberg, flaunts her slender frame in a BLK DNM leather jacket, suspenders, and wet hair in the edgy Terry Richardson shoot. Check out pictures from the mag below.

In the cover story, the 32-year-old singer talks about her upcoming ’70s-inspired album, which features production from Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, and Babyface.

“Earlier in my career I was just a soloist singing other people’s songs,” said Hudson. “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. 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.”

What do you think of Jennifer Hudson’s look?

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picture source: V Magazine