Nearly two weeks after singer/songwriter Ciara dropped a $15 million defamation suit against rapper/ex-fiance Future for alleged slanderous activity performed in 2016 the ‘Body Party’ duo have reportedly crossed another legal threshold: settling the custody battle over their 2-year-old son Future Zahir…
Urban Entertainers Reach Settlement Over Custody of Child Future Zahir
Ciara Enjoys Hot 100 Peak of Sophomore Hit ‘1,2 Step’
Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.
So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’ allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.
Next, we’ll take a step back to 2005 to revisit one of Ciara‘s biggest hits – ‘1,2 Step.’ The Missy Elliott and Jazze Pha-produced cut – released as the follow-up to her debut chart-topping single, ‘Goodies’ – shot to #2 at the end of 2004 and remained there this week 12 years ago. An 80’s inspired tune, inspired by Afrika Bambaataa‘s ‘Planet Rock,’ ‘Step’ was Ci’s second consecutive top 5 single and was only held at bay by Mario‘s massive hit ‘Let Me Love You.’
Hop on down under the jump to step down memory lane with Ciara:
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The R&B chanteuse covers the February 2017 issue Cosmopolitan South Africa and, as ever, dazzles.
For the pregnant and newly married singer the feature arrives on the heels of an array of exciting ventures.
Last Fall, she was revealed as the new face of Revlon – with a global campaign to boot – and also nabbed a deal with Keds.
With a bundle of joy on its way (and apparently new music too), 2017 is shaping up to be a great one for Mrs. Wilson.
Scribbled in history books for some good and not-so-good reasons, 2016 brought with it some of modern music’s most memorable moments. Now, as the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on 31 moments that rocked – and to some degree shaped – the Urban and Pop musical landscape as we know it.
Next, let’s recount the Ws of one of Urban music’s most prized stageblazers: Ciara…
‘The Keys Of Christmas’ Debuts Dec. 19th
Is Mariah Carey trying to replace Santa as the figurehead of secular Christmas?
It certainly seems so.
The superstar songbird has been attaching her name to all things festive in recent years and has cranked that into overdrive this holiday season.
Fresh from rocking VH1 Divas: Unsilent Night and announcing a series of Christmas shows at the Beacon Theater, Mimi has been named one several stars featured in a major YouTube special.
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Ciara is on the cusp of becoming a mother for the second time. And despite being quite a way along, she’s already thinking of her post-baby musical output.
Ciara may be pregnant, but a baby isn’t halting her hustle.
Mrs Wilson is keeping busy with an array of projects, including a new video.
No word on what exactly Revlon’s new face was filming, but snaps have surfaced online with CiCi, her choreographer, and a troop of young dancers.
The pics come on the heels of news that the 30-year-old recently shot another project with ‘Dance Like We’re Making Love’ director Dave Meyers.
Interesting times lay ahead.
Peep pics below…
Ciara made headlines this week when it she announced that she was expecting her second child – her first with footballer husband Russell Wilson.
Now, Revlon’s new face is back to turning heads with her impeccable style.
CiCi was snapped looking all sorts of stunning at the CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show in Los Angeles.
It marks the R&B maven’s first public appearance since sharing news of her growing family.
Also at the event were supermodel Jourdan Dunn and Katy Perry, who posted a fun video with Mrs Wilson.
Peep pics and clips after the jump….
While some Ciara fans continue to rejoice at news the singer is expecting her second child (first with husband Russell Wilson), some members of the #CSquad have opted to redirect their energy to her ex, rapper Future.
Taking to his Instagram handles in droves, the rapper may be shocked to see a number of football and baby emojis literally flooding his page. To make matters worse, some of those photos are accompanied with some real slams about the ‘Real Sisters’ baby mamas and other children.
Some of the carnage awaits below:
Wilson Household Set For A “New Addition”
Rumors have swirled for weeks now that Grammy-winning singer-turned-model Ciara was with child.
Now, after mounting speculation, the songbird is putting those rumors to rest. Taking to Instagram on this – her 31st birthday – she officially unveiled that she and footballer husband, Russell Wilson, are on course to expand their family.
See the official announcement inside:
Ciara has no time for former fiance Future.
The pair had been locked in a legal tussle over a variety of issues including custody of their two year old son and defamatory comments made by the rapper about the ‘Body Party’ bae.
Now, in an interest twist, CiCi has dropped her suit as pertains to the latter; and the reason may come as a surprise.
Full story below…
As reported, Ciara was unveiled yesterday as Revlon‘s new Global Brand Ambassador.
Celebrating the gargantuan gig, which will see her front several campaigns for the cosmetics giant,, the 30-year-old took to the stage at the New York City launch.
Saluting her idol Michael Jackson as well as Diana Ross, CiCi jammed to ‘Rock With You’ and ‘Love Hangover.’
Peep her performances after the jump…