Singer Christina Milian says getting one of her nipples pierced hurt her more than the pain she went through during childbirth.

The pop star, who has four-year-old daughter Violet with her ex-husband, Terius Youngdell Nash, decided to get an intimate piercing after buying her mother her first tattoo as a birthday gift and though the procedure was quick, it was far from painless, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

In a clip from her new reality show "Christina Milian Turned Up", she said: "I want to get something pierced. And when I say something, I mean my nipple.

"Getting my nipple pierced was definitely worse than childbirth. It was quicker, though. Childbirth, 19 hours. Piercing, two seconds," she explained to the cameras.