Ciara has been in the headlines for her relationship with Future as well as her beef with Rihanna. During a visit to “The Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Show with K. Foxx” on Hot 97, she faced prying questions from the hosts, who were hoping to get a rise out of her. She addressed her spat with Rihanna (“I don’t know what she’s on”) and praised Beyoncé (“She’s a beast”). Plus, find out why she decided to rename her album.
On why she decided to go public about her relationship with Future: “I felt comfortable in this situation. I feel like you have to be comfortable because when you do step outside, you put yourself in a situation for everyone to have an opinion.”
On her beef with Rihanna: “I don’t know what she’s on. Whatever she’s on, she can have it. I’m so cool, I’m so in my zone right now. It’s not that many of us doing what we do. It shouldn’t be anything but love. I feel like all of us and what we do is different anyway, so I could’t understand what the need to create drama would be, but I wish her well.”
On Beyoncé: “I have a lot of respect for Beyoncé. I think she’s just an amazing performer. She’s a beast. She’s worked hard to be where she is right now and she deserves all the respect.”
On why she renamed her album: “As we were moving along, I started to take a different creative turn. I found some new inspiration along the way, so the One Woman Army movement still exists and it’s still a part of who I am because it represents my strength and my struggles and my journey. However, the best way for me to title the record at the time period or at this moment was simply Ciara.”
Ciara is due July 9 featuring contributions from Mike WiLL Made It, Future, Nicki Minaj, Planet VI, and more. Meanwhile, the video for “Body Party” will premiere on April 22.