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Ciara Praises LGBT Community: ‘You Have To Embrace Who You Are’

Published: Sunday 19th May 2013 by David

Ciara has showered the LGBT community in praises this month, sharing her stance a number of pressing hot topics surrounding them in an interview with The Advocate.

Find out what she had to say below…

Interview below….

“Why do you think so many gay fans have connected with you since the beginning of your career?

That’s a good question, at least for me I can say that I welcome everybody. No one is different from the other. I’m very grateful that I have a diverse group of fans as well. We welcome individuality over here in my world and I think that my fans can see and feel that.

In addition to Nicki, you’ve collaborated with a number of talented people over the years. Since you have a strong gay fan following, are there any out LGBT artists you’d like to work with in the future?

What I would like to do is collaborate with the gay dance community. I think that would be really fun. You know, like walking at Balls and some other cool stuff. I would love to do something like that.

Are you a fan of the New York Ball scene?

It’s crazy, I’ve never been able to go! I’ve only seen stuff online, but I am definitely going to go and I can’t wait to have that experience.

So if RuPaul called you up and asked you to appear as a guest judge on Drag Race you’d do it?

[Laughs] Yes, I would. I totally would!

You’re also a huge basketball fan. What do you think of Washington Wizards center, Jason Collins, coming out of the closet and becoming the first out gay athlete in the NBA?

I think it’s cool, because you have to embrace who you are. If you don’t embrace who you are and accept who you are you won’t be able to live a happy life. At the end of the day, we have to live our lives for ourselves. I’m sure he had the biggest sense of freedom when he came out. I’m always happy for a person that can be confident, embrace who they are, and live life how they want to live.

Basketball and hip-hop stars frequently cite one another as inspirations. Do you think the hip-hop community will embrace Jason Collins like it has other athletes?

I don’t see why not. At least from my perspective, because I feel like nowadays we’re more in tune with individualism. Maybe it’s the lens I see things through, but I just feel like we’re living in the days of self-expression and we’re seeing more of that on many levels. Whether it’s the person who you are, what you like to wear, or what you like to do. It’s just so cool when you meet people who are different than you are. That can give you a different perspective, a view point on life, or inspire you. I mean, what would the world be like if we were all the same? I think it would be very boring.

You’ve also been a vocal supporter of antibullying campaigns. However, you’ve experienced a fair amount of bullying yourself since you hit stardom. How do you personally cope with negativity that comes your way?

You have to know that you’re going to be faced with people who are going to try to throw things your way. But I feel like people only have as much importance in your life as you give them. If you say something is important, then it’s important. If you say it matters, then it matters because you have to live your life for you.

In addition to the new album, you’re also gearing up for a brand-new tour as well. Can you give us any hints about what we can expect to see? Do you have any surprises in store?

Of course, what would I be without any surprises, darling? [Laughs] I’m in the process of putting it all together, but this go around, with the whole energy kick that I’m on right now, I definitely want to turn things up a notch. I always want to challenge myself, so that never stops. But I always hope that when I do a show, my fans leave thinking they had a good time, a great experience, and were able to feel a little more connected to me. That’s what’s most important to me.”

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  1. . : : h 2 o : : . May 19, 2013

    Ciara, f*** me with your big Black d***.

    • Hive May 19, 2013

      Lmao ur gross and that avi omg ewww

    • ANNA233 May 19, 2013

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    • rihking May 19, 2013

      B**** tryna copy honey chile please smh!

  2. Ema May 19, 2013

    Thats my girl <3

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 19, 2013

      That pic of her tho…girl just no….

  3. Hive May 19, 2013

    Yas honey you better praise the gays those the only ones that still have faith in you.

    • FAF May 19, 2013

      Same can be said for beyonce, I like her but I have straight female friends that have gone to the Riahanna fan club & said “she keeps doing the same routines over & over”

      • Lydia May 19, 2013

        Well that’s you @faf. I am a straight female and a Bey stan along with many of my friends. You go to her concerts and its about 1 guy to every 10 girls. In the words of wise ol’ Drake ‘Girls Love Beyonce’

      • Heauxsitdown May 19, 2013

        Right. Females & the Queens LOVE Beyonce. And there’s nothing FAF can do about it lol. I don’t know ANY Ciara fans, tbh. Gay, straight, male or female.

  4. Cassie Lover May 19, 2013

    B**** you dont think we know that??

  5. Bow Down May 19, 2013

    When will she embrace the fact that she was born with a penis….?

  6. Jackieyonce May 19, 2013

    Do your thing Ciara. I’m still her to buy and support your album and singles! Keep them coming I love them all. Beyhive yall should take a sit

  7. WHAT? May 19, 2013

    I ain’t supporting no H**/A*** Community HELL NO!

    It’s an abomination in this world and sooner than later when the whole world becomes Gay. Everyone will die.

    Why is that? Because WE all know Gays cannot reproduce.

    Why is that only Man and Women together can and animals but not the same s**? It’s because it’s WRONG!

    And that’s why I ain’t supporting F*GGOTS!

    • Kree May 19, 2013

      So True!

      EVERY MAN TO A WOMAN! That’s Real Love!

    • Shaquinisha-rose May 19, 2013

      You do know that there are such organisms that reproduce asexually right??

      Oh and if you are going by the Logic that Homosexuality is an abomination, you better throw out anything piece of clothing you own that’s made of two types of fabric, and you better pray you don’t eat any form of shell fish…

  8. WHAT? May 19, 2013

    No one likes Gay people in the music industry.
    And that’s how it should be.
    The reason why they say that they love Gays is because they know they’ll get attention and more buys from the H**/A*** Community.

    • P.O. May 19, 2013

      Mission accomplished, your uneducated opinion managed to effect Ciara and now she hates gay people…smh. Sit down, while your working your customer service job Ciara is remaining in the public eye good or bad people are still talking.

  9. SBC19 May 19, 2013

    You can tell she was coached on those answers beforehand.

  10. Queen Navy May 19, 2013

    LOL Ciara is desperate to grab ANY audience she can, ain’t she? Her managers are right now trying to schedule an interview with Midget Monthly.

    • FAF May 19, 2013

      Like RiYAWNA so she can talk about CB d*** & their relationship? … grasping for straws

      ya gurl is an IG gangsta she better rehearse more to sell those tix to that flop tour 🙁

      • Queen Navy May 19, 2013

        I just have to laugh whenever a Ciara fan tries to come for Rihanna. No matter what you say and no matter how you struggle to slight Rih, the bottom line is that Ciara isn’t even 1/2 as successful. Flop tour? LOL Ciara wishes she could sell out venues half the size Rihanna plays. She could have been Rihanna’s opening act, which is kinda embarrassing considering Rihanna came out AFTER her. So lets not! 😉

      • CIARA WILL NEVER May 19, 2013

        @FAF FLOP TOUR? RIHANNA HAS MADE 16 MILLION FOR HER NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF HER TOUR AND HAS EVEN ADDED MORE DATES IN DENVER AND ARIZONA FOR NOVEMBER!! WHEN WILL CIARA? RIH IS ALSO ADDING MORE DATES TO HER EUROPEAN LEG OF HER HIGH SUCCESSFUL TOUR WHE WILL CIARA

    • DON’T come for Ci May 19, 2013

      R****’s fans stay pressed and make their way into EVERY Ciara post. you’re all threatened like your fave, but continue to STAY TUNED. fickle ass fans.

  11. POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 19, 2013

    say whatever you want about her , but she’s always well-spoken in interviews 🙂

  12. Mark111 May 19, 2013

    Only cause gays and teenage girls are the ones that still buys records.

  13. JER May 19, 2013

    gurlbye. The grasp! She’s grasping at any and everything to sell this new flop album.

    • FAF May 19, 2013

      It was top ten in pre-orders.. I’m sure you’ll buy 80 copies, F***

      • JER May 19, 2013

        Top 10 in pre-orders. #1 in returns

  14. MESSIAH CAREY May 19, 2013

    The girls still aren’t gonna buy your album! BEYONCE is their queen. Ciara baby you’re a mere peasant. #deal

    • FAF May 19, 2013

      *LOOKS AT USERNAME*

      TUH….. SYNCRIAH

  15. FAF May 19, 2013

    Aww look at these f****** up at 5AM to post…. LOL

    Love ya, Ci!

  16. stop! May 19, 2013

    smh she is bi-sexual so just come out the closet. She will be exposed.

  17. FAF May 19, 2013

    Cannot wait for the tour!

    • CIARA WILL NEVER May 19, 2013

      THE BATHROOM ATLANTA TOUR!? MEANWHILE MY FAVE WILL BE DOING STADIUMS WORLDWIDE

  18. Ken May 19, 2013

    I LOVE Ciara, don’t get me wrong BUT please
    don’t post another post about this woman unless
    it’s a post about her performing her new single “Body Party”
    At a huge platform.

    Billboard Awards?
    BET Awards???

    Hell is she even attending them?

  19. queenB-rules May 19, 2013

    Only reaon gays love Ciara is coz she a man too! Hang it up! #publicitystunt

  20. Turntup4cici May 19, 2013

    She had a nose job

  21. MESSIAH CAREY May 19, 2013

    Is a Ciara fan really coming for the QUEENS vocals?

    [http://youtu.be/iqtcHva_xbk]

    Maybe YOUR fav should lip synch….kiiii.

  22. Love May 19, 2013

    Ciara is so beautiful and intelligent and the best dancer ever unlike that train wreck drug addict Riana!

    • CIARA WILL NEVER May 19, 2013

      THAT “TRAIN WRECK” HAS SOLD 150 MILLION RECORDS AND IS WORTH OVER 100 MILLION WHEN WILL CIARA?

      • Rosie May 19, 2013

        R**** has not sold 150 million records and is not even worth close to that. Stop.

  23. CIARA WILL NEVER May 19, 2013

    HER FLOP SINGLE BODY PARTY IS GOING DOWN ON THE CHARTS!! SHE TRYING TO USE THE GAYS SO SHE CAN STRUGGLE TO GO GOLD!!

    • P.O. May 19, 2013

      Haha, why even bother writing this? Like as you probably struggle to get “Instagram likes” she’s at least considered a celebrity, something you will never be? Let that marinate for a bit…

  24. Rosie May 19, 2013

    Bandwagoning for gay rights because Body Party is dropping like a rock down the charts?

  25. MRS CARTER LOVER May 19, 2013

    WHO THE HELL IS CIARA? THE NAME DOESN’T RING A BELL

    • DON’T come for Ci May 19, 2013

      the sole reason you clicked on this post, i see. try again.

  26. ANNA233 May 19, 2013

    Wow… My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealthy black man. They met through ~~~ ~~InterràcìalFìshes.Çoм ~~ ~ ~~Serious interracial dating is an ideal platform for afro romance for black & white singles. So, if you want to look for people with which you can date, you are at the right place.You can meet(lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)perhaps you can have a try.

    You never know who is out there just waiting for you to make their dream lovelife a reality.Has nothing to do with age\color, You can find the man or girl of your dreams. With a brave heart to love. Love and be loved, Let’s love!

  27. www.schoneseelen.com May 19, 2013

    I applaud Ciara for embracing homosexuals, but let’s not act like celebrities these days don’t use the “power of the gay” to garner Billboard success. Yes she was specifically asked the question, but why is it that every female singer wants to express her love for the gay community now days?

  28. SLAY_HIVE May 19, 2013

    I love Ciara as well, but she aiming for the gay hive members, who are upset with Bey! Loooool #publicitystunt

    Her team is really trying to get it together this era! Hmmm 🙂

  29. DOSSOME May 19, 2013

    Cher,Janet,Cyndi Lauper & Annie Lennox are probably the only few female singers that genuinely care about gay people

    • SLAY_HIVE May 19, 2013

      Cant forget Lady GaGa 🙂

  30. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight May 19, 2013

    Well spoken… & she’s right about how to deal w/ being bullied… She rarely ever reacts to the poor jokes & negative comments on her twitter.. So I’D say she lives what she speaks.

  31. staph May 19, 2013

    I like Ciara but I’m not feeling ‘Body Party’ — I really want her to do well. I do. I know she is no threat to Beyonce (vocally no, dance wise, she would murder Beyonce)so there is no need to compare. She should not even be compared to Rihanna because they are not do anything remotely similar. I just wish you would get back with Jazzy Pha or Ludacris. I get she in love with Future but he obviously is not influencing great music from her. She should have some true music from her experience. Give me some heartache music or some party music because ‘Body Party’ is not a Janet reject song or something. I’m not feeling it at all, she might need to get a summer single started because ain’t nobody going to be playing that this summer. I’m really wishing you would come out with something good.

  32. Suicide Blonde May 19, 2013

    LMFAO, i can’t.

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