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You may have missed it when the video first came out this summer, but in the initial seconds of Fergie's "M.I.L.F. $," the camera follows a larger-than-life milk bottle that is attached to the hood of a milk delivery truck as it drives down the road. On the bottle, the phrase "Mom's I'd Like To Follow" are written.

And though the message only gets a few seconds of screen time before the beat starts and the focus changes, the new meaning of M.I.L.F. is something that Fergie is championing still today. "It feels good to feel sexy and have a good time but also be a good example," said the singer in an interview with People magazine.

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What does it mean to be a follow-worthy mom? Fergie elaborated on a few things a mom could do to inspire others: "growing an organic garden or doing yoga or having a yoga retreat; there are different ways, like being a female politician." Despite the fact that half of those ideas have to do with yoga (I guess Fergie's got a lot of respect for yogis?), I do have to say that I respect that she's being vocal about owning the difficult duality of being a mother and a sexual human being.

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Being a mom who's a pop star or sex icon (the two are essentially inextricable these days) is a more dramatic dichotomy to straddle than perhaps say, being a lawyer who is also a mother, but the fact is that women's bodies are often devalued and dismissed once they become mothers. So Fergie's confidence to say that she's all of these things: a pop star, a mother, and someone who values a good namaste, is an important call for a more complex female narrative.

Fergie's new album, Double Duchess, is slated to come out in early 2017, which she says will contain a full range of genres, emotions and subjects. "There’s so much vulnerability on my album that I just wanted people to know that it’s not just one thing." Which is to say: nobody puts Fergie in a corner.

Sources: People