50 Cent: "Beyonce Is Dope, But Ciara Is The Future"

Published: Tuesday 14th Aug 2007 by Sam
Continuing his trend of making eyebrow raising comments, 50 Cent names Ciara as the future of R&B – over Beyonce. Check out an extract of the G-Unit leader’s interview with Hip Hop DX:

HHDX: Fifty, I just wanted to know… how’d you manage to get Ciara to forget about Lil’ Bow Wow?

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50 Cent: [Laughs] You’re a nut, man! They came at me about doing the song and I heard the joint. It was before her album came out and I was thinking that she’s the future of R&B. People love Beyoncé, but look at how long she’s been around! I think that she’s dope, though. But I’m about the future of the business and her [Ciara] and Chris Brown are just that. They’re going to be the best things out in a lil’ bit. But as far as what people think between me and her, man… [laughs], the video did that.

I suppose the man is entitled to his own opinion, but come on now lol. I’ve always (and continue to) give props to Ciara for avoiding the ‘Beyonce Curse’ that so many R&B chicks suffer from. However, I don’t think any other female is giving Beyonce a run for her money – in terms of being the total package.


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  1. Anonymous August 14, 2007

    LMAO…this n**** mustve been on some s*** cuz ummm we all Beyoncé is the QUEEN !

  2. Valica August 14, 2007

    He’s right Beyonce is 25, Ciara is 21, she has alot more time to grind…she’s the future for sure.

  3. Anonymous August 14, 2007

    4 year difference between Beyonce and Ciara… so what? Age doesn’t matter. It’s who’s hot and who’s not. Beyonce’s hot. He’s just trying to get attention by causing more problems.

  4. Anonymous August 14, 2007

    50 iz totally rite, Ciara as i have always said iz one day gonna show Beyonce who iz boss. I mean come on ppl, ciara iz hot and she’s got her own style, she don’t care what anyone thinks and she’s got such an awsome voice.50 is rite Ciara is the future of R&B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  5. Anonymous August 14, 2007

    ^ You cant be serious right? Go hide under a rock.

  6. TA August 14, 2007

    I DONT GIVE DAMN WHAT ANYBODY SAYS BEYONCE IS GETTIN PLAYED OUT AND DRIED UP AT THE SAME TIME. CICI IS MOST DEFINITELY EVERYTHANG 50 JUST SAID. BESIDES BEYONCE AINT ALL THAT, AS A MATTER OF FACT I HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHANG THAT HAS 2 DO WITH HER THAT MUCH ANYMORE BECUZ OF CIARA TAKEN OVER THESE DAYS.

  7. Danny August 14, 2007

    Pfftttt *waves* Bye 50! 50 doesnt kno s*** about r&b so he needs to realllllllllllyyyyyyyy stop talking.

  8. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    OK…Ciara cant even fuc*ing sing. everything she is doing Janet done it and Aaliyah done it. 50 is on some strong crack..it wont be hard for somebody to come and take ciara’s place..all she can really do is dance. but beyonce got them vocals. and who the hell is 50 to say who is the future..he cant even put out a female singer (Olivia)

  9. FRESH August 15, 2007

    this mess is crazy… how the hell is ciara the future of R&B…. obviously 50 is talking out the side of his head… Beyonce is putting herslef in aposition to be on the levels of greats such as Diana, Tina Turner, Marilyn Monroe… People who captured a generation and will forever be emulated

  10. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    Ciara’s not bad, but she’s no queen. I see her a little in the future, but she has nothing to offer. Beyonce gives it all. She’s been around a long time, and she is still so young. Beyonce is deff. the future!

  11. Miko August 15, 2007

    Funny, but the more 50 talks the more I realize why he isn’t on top anymore because for someone to be as famous as he is and generate as much BS they do is unbelieveable. Since he so dang untouchable he need to say something about JAY Z, since he so GANGSTA. I bet you Jay embarass the hell out of his ass. The more people indulge him the more retarded stuff he has to say.

  12. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    Okay as much as I love Beyonce it’s not fair to compare her to new artists like Ciara because she’s been in the game for OVER TEN YEARS ALREADY!!!

    Ciara and Chris Brown are the future – 50’s annoying but he ain’t lying.

  13. eRmmeR August 15, 2007

    where’s the gun, because i’m ready to put another bullet in him

  14. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    Ciara can’t sing, she isn’t the future ! all the thing that she does is dance and act like a b**** in a lot of cover of magasine, sorry for the fan but it’s true! I love Ciara, I’ve bought all this album, but she’s not the futur of r&b music!

  15. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    r u fuc##ng serious beyonce is top f****** notch she’s gonna be hear for along time until her time is up.Ciara good but c** wit something diffrent her style has already been done Ms.Aaliyah luv u girl.U know who else is gonna be here Ms.Kelly she has so much potential and people sleep on good artist like her but her time is cuming god has his way in doing things.

  16. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    ah ah ah!!!! I agree that Chris brown is (maybe) the future but Ciara……..even if I love her I don’t think she (will) gives us something new. I don’t know why every female singer is comparated to Bee !!!!

  17. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    Beyonce is an entertainer her vocals are cool but just because she can entertain does not make her the total package. Anyone can put on heels and bust their chops she can not dance her moves looked forced. Ciara vocals are not the greatest but neither was janet ‘s and look atr the career she has had ciara can dance and right now that’s what gets the job done her vocals still have time to develop. As I see it if janet and aaliyah had a baby ciara would be her name. Having them 2 as parents means she is the future hands down.

  18. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    Hell to da naw!!!!!!!!!!! Ciara ass is a hot mess. She will never be as good as Beyonce. You can never compare a dancer to a real artist. I love Beyonce, she has the total package and she is a natural. Ciara BET performance speaks for itself. Being that it was horrible. Please Do not pay 50 any attention he is just trying to start another publicity stunt.

  19. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    Please 50 cent just like ciara,cause he is hitting that a** every night.

  20. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    beyonce has been out for a while thats how she managed to be as good as she is now give ppl wanna praise beyonce just cause she is the biggest out right now like shes been the only one to be on top brandy was just as successful as beyonce at one point to ciara has only been in the game for a few years and has managed to be as successful so please

  21. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    janet madonna hell even britney spears has managed to be successful and they werent the best vovally either ciara has talent ambition drive and inteliigence which is what u need to be successful

  22. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    ciara is the future, get over it b******.

  23. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    beyonce is getting played, dried out and STALE. when beyonce first came out with NO, NO, NO..nobody thought “WoW..she’s a STar”. NO b******, it took ‘nasty tumble on a flight of stairs’ to perfect her craft, and just like it took superweave years to reach this level,it will also take Ciara time to reach that level. Bottom line, CIARA is the FUTURE.

  24. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    SERIOUSLY, 50 DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT BEYONCE. WHY ARE PEOPLE MAKING SOMETHING OF THIS.

    CIARA DANCES BETTER , BEYONCE SINGS BETTER AND YES BEYONCE IS MORE POPULAR RIGHT NOW BUT SHE’S HAD WHAT 12 YEARS. in 4 years look at where ciara is. comparing the time its absolutely true that ciara’s the future. she’s the only otehr person pushing units.

    there is nothing wrong with his comment. stop being a stan and open your eyes

  25. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    While Beyonce plays the “s**-kitten” role, she can at least SING!

    Ciara can’t sing at all and her fashion sense is even WORST than beyonce’s. Everything she has done, Aaliyah was doing 7 or 8 years ago. And Janet Jackson was doing 20 years ago……….and much better I might add!

  26. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    Ciara is wack as hell. All that b**** can do is dance. What the hell is she gone do when she gets 40 b/c that matrix thing is played out. LOOK PPL ALWAYS HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL CHOSE BEYONCE OVER ANY OF THESE OTHER ARTISTS OUT. BEY GETS RESPECT FROM STEVIE WONDER, TINA TURNER AND ALL THE GREATS. SHE CAN ALWAYS DEPEND ON HER VOICE BUT CIARA CAN’T DO THAT WACK CRUNK STUFF FOREVER SO HER TIME WILL BE UP BEFORE U KNOW IT.

  27. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    MONIQUE SAID IT BEST, BEYONCE IS THE QUEEN AT WHAT SHE DOES. CIARA SHOULDN’T EVEN BE MENTIONED IN THE SAME SENTENCE AS BEYONCE. ALL SHE DO IS DANCE WHILE BEYONCE CAN ACTUALLY SING AND DANCE AT THE SAME TIME. 50 AND CIARA BOTH NEED TO SIT THEY WACK ASSES DOWN B/C AIN’T NOBODY EVEN PAYING THEM ANY ATTENTION. THEY ARE A WATERED DOWN VERSION OF BEY AND JAY AND THEY WILL NEVER BE BETTER THAN THEM.

  28. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    50 cent is kool and he is right it hink ciara is way betta den Beyonce but beyonce is still gud 50 made da right chose wit dat answer

  29. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    50 didn’t say anything negative about Beyonce. Why are ya’ll over reacting? In fact, he said she was dope. I know this Ci vs. B debate has been brewing with online stans for a while, cuz truth be told only two chicks in the rnb game are going platinum right now and that’s them (Rihanna has a lot of hype but she’s only good for a smash lead single and that’s it). Nobody’s rushin to get her albums though.

  30. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    People fail to realize that B may not have this voice in 10 years….I say this because people get older, whats Hot turns Warm and whats warm turns Cold. Look at Diana Ross, Aretha, Chaka, and even Whitney their voices are not how they use to be because they have gotten older….Same with B, so No maybe Ciara cant sing better than B but Personality is there, Dance, Talent (can hold a note), and Drive is there. People swear B will never age, will always look the same, and will always be on top and thats not the case, Why do you think she is working so hard right now? Because she knows her days are numbered.

  31. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    B is hot right now because there is no one else who is really giving her a run for her money, there is no competition…I dont care what anyone thinks but AMERIE is HOt and B stole her style by working with all A producers, I mean A has this whole Go Go Music on lock and B hears it and all of a sudden BDay is born….Amerie can Dance and Sing and is Beautiful but she’s not getting that much play in the states because of B

  32. Jessica August 15, 2007

    Beyonce doesn’t understand that less is more. She all over the place, more people want to hear from you when you aren’t always in the spotlight. Besides Ciara can dance and sing all without falling down stairs in concert and then trying to sue a fan to take the video of YOUTUBE. Ciara is an actual human being, Beyonce is played she needs to take a break if she is gonna make it.

  33. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    I totally agree with his statement, damn I ‘m glad somebody in the business will give a real opinion.

  34. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    CIARA IS THE FUTURE!

  35. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    it’S NOT a diss, he is just stating the facts!

    Haters?

  36. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    Please people recognize talent when you see it. Beyonce can roll with the best of the best. Just because Ciara can get on stage and dance half naked does not make her a performer. Basically in her case s** sales the music. Look at the last video and the ones before that. There is no singing occuring. A crack head can dance hell does that mean he or she needs a record deal also? Ciara just contributes to the rest of the trashy music and videos that bombard the tv and radio air waves. Lets admire her for the confidence that she has because there is really no true talent.

  37. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    Beyonce is the bomb. If you can show me someone in the industry right now that is a creative as she then I will stop dissing Ciara!!!!!!!!!!!! Good Luck

  38. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    Leave Ciara Alone. Lets love everyone.

    June Bug

  39. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    CIARA IZ THE FUTUER SHE’S HAD MORE SUCESS IN LIKE WHAT 4 OR 5 YEARS THAN BEYONCE HAS EVER HAD. 50 WAS SO TELLIN THE THRUTH SO Y ALL THE DRAMA? 😉

  40. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    if ciara feet get injured all her show would be cancel , because her ass cannot sing to entertain anyone Rihanna foot is injured and she still show up in Texas sit on a hair and put on a show. i cant see Ciara doing that.because her whole show is about dancing

  41. Anonymous August 15, 2007

    All you beyonce d*** riders are annoying beyonce can sing beyonce can sing so could boyz to men but where r they right now. Kelly can sing but her solo attempts aren’t successful. Time plays a factor in this fickled as business. Give ciara some credit it took one video and after that her weave game was tight and her wardrobe got better. B on the other hand her mama had dc looking like a mutha f***** fool for a long ass time.

  42. Anonymous August 16, 2007

    OK,OK,OK,OK…Everybody juusst seeettle doownnn…Fifty didn’t say anything negative about Beyonce.Don’t get me wrong Bey is “a” queen.But she’s only one of many.But, she’s most definately overly publicized.True enough, we did need her when we got her, but u people have straight up O.D.’d on B.The fact of the matter is, as far as the future is concerned, Ciara is just that.So what she’s a little like Janet and Madonna, but Bey is like Diana and Chaka.Take a look at the archives.Do your research before u be so quick to ride Bey’s nuts.We all love her, but even fans need a damn break sometimes.Read 50’s comment more closely and u will realize that man is tellin the truth.It is what it is.All u Beyonce lovers can still love her.But please don’t smother the rest of the world because your’re obsessed.I wonder if you love yourselves as much or more than u love beyonce.Worship yourselves in the mirror sometimes.
    JEEEEEEEEEZZZE!!!!!!!!

  43. Anonymous August 16, 2007

    I agree if ciara feet get injured what she gon do? She can’t sing live at all. Ciara alright she can dance but people are going to start looking for more than that.
    Beyonce is going to be a legend. People are going to remember her fifty years from now as of ciara…maybe she should just be a dancer or something.

    Now chris brown hands down is definently the future!!!!!!

  44. Anonymous August 16, 2007

    I think 50cent bumped his HUGE head!!! Ciara is a good dancer and performer…But she CAN’T SING!!! How in the world you goin say someone who can’t sing is the future??? Trust me…By the time Beyonce gets old there will be another female artist to take CiCi’s spot…And this this one will be able to dance and sing…But as far as Chris Brown…50 was right…Chris is the Past Present and Future!

  45. Anonymous August 16, 2007

    the power of the p**** will make n***** say some crazy things…First of all Ciara will not amount to what beyonce is becuase no body managers love them like mr. Knowles love his daughter..yes voices do get old, but beyonce is a actress, songwriter, freestyle dancer, producer, composer, vocalist, business woman, designer, activits…and so many more…please Beyonce sold millions of records with DC and solo….Ciara is cute, but i honestly dont see her as the future of R&B espcially when you have real R&B stars like Christte michele.

  46. Anonymous August 16, 2007

    I don’t think Ciara is the future and neither is Beyonce. Fresh, you said Ciara hasn’t done anything Janet or Aaliyah has already done. Look at Queen Bee. She steals writing credits, uses songs with the artist’s permission, copies Janet, Kylie, Britney, and a whole lot of other artists. Now she trying to put out a Spanish album for her so called Spanish fans. She already rereleased that horrid album B’Day with her recording Spanish versions of her songs. She’s just money hungry. I like Beyonce and all but she is overrated. She can’t even dance that well if you can call what she does dancing. She put out one good album while the second was average. The only reason she sold as much as she has is the re release.No one can predict who’s going to the future of R&B. It might even be someone new who hasn’t been discovered yet. So stop acting like Beyonce is the future.

  47. Anonymous August 16, 2007

    i see beyonce as the future cos as she gets older she would start releasing classics. did someone say kelly would be here a long time, kelly been dead a long time ago and once u are dead u are no more. give b a chance and see this chick would be a tina turner by the time she is in her 50’s ciara is just dance dance she should be considered hiphop and not rnb for real, she does not have any solid rnb track, her dance moves would fade as she gets older, but your voice would always be there, might not be as good as it was how young but it will be pleasing to hear

  48. Anonymous August 16, 2007

    i notice people here especially thie anonymous trick that stated beyonce steals credit for writing songs, dont act like u like her and diss her. u just want to seem like u sound like we know u are a hater, that’s why u are stating out lies,is there any celebrity that is doing what no other celebrity has done. go f*** yourself

  49. Anonymous August 16, 2007

    Ciara will NEVER be as successful as Beyonce. B is an international superstar. Ciara on the other hand a lot of ppl don’t even know who the hell she is. Sorry some of ya’ll Ciara stans but she don’t stand a chance against Bey.

  50. Anonymous August 16, 2007

    i think 50 ritee we all noe that ciara will never compare to beyonce but ciara is doin her thing shes hot

  51. Anonymous August 16, 2007

    Ciara iz the future and there iz nothin neone can do about it.
    if people go to her show it cuz they like her singing, they dont go there JUST to see her dance!
    Ciara has go the voice(which iz way better the Beyonce’s) and she can dance the ass off B Ciara’s got everything, shes intelligent, nice and shes got a lot of ambition, she will do anything to make her dreams come true.!!!!!!!!!
    Yall kno aint no woman out there like Ciara Princess Harris!!!!;)

  52. Anonymous August 17, 2007

    BEYONCE & CIARA R JUST 3 YEARS APART AND ARENT THAT OLD…WHO IS 50 TO TELL PEOPLE WHO THE FUTURE OF R&B IS??? YEA HE CAN HAVE AN OPINION BUT DID HE HAVE TO MENTION BEYONCE? I LIKE CIARA AS AN ARTIST BUT SHE CANT SING VERY WELL AND SHE EVEN ADMITTED IT! CIARA IS A GOOD ARTIST/DANCER BUT ITS NOT CALL R&D (D=DANCING) ITS CALLED R&B. BEYONCE ISNT PLAYED OUT, SHES JUST EXPANDING!

    BOTTOM LINE IS, CIARA HAS A LONG WAY TO GO AND SHE CAN/MIGHT BE THE FUTURE BUT NEVER ON THE SAME LEVEL AS BEYONCE.REAL TALK.

  53. Anonymous August 17, 2007

    UMMM I DONT SEE CIARA WINNING GRAMMYS….BUT I SURE AS HELL SEE B WINNING EM THO…NO COMPARISON

  54. Anonymous August 17, 2007

    50 didnt diss beyonce so why yall making a big deal out of it

  55. Anonymous August 17, 2007

    It official….50s hittin that! why else would he perfer miss run out of breath when i perform-shout the lyrics-dance instead of sing- Ciara?

  56. Anonymous August 17, 2007

    i somewhat agree with 50,BUT you can not put ciara in the same category as beyonce. they both have completely two differenct styles. bey is a little more classy , ciara is a little manly but cute. if beyonce were to leave the entertainment business, there will be no one out there to step into her shoes. ciara will probably be on top but not in beyonce’s catagory. i like them both. ciara needs a little more practice in singing. who knows maybe 50 has plans for her…next first lady of gunit?????

  57. Anonymous August 18, 2007

    CIARA IS THE FUTURE QUEEN

  58. Anonymous August 18, 2007

    i’d rather see ciara – she is easy on the eyes (thinner, in shape), dances better, etc…

    i’m tired of b…kelly can’t sell 100,000 albums…b and her family are selfish, self centered, egotistical, arrogant, supremacist and only care about themselves first and you second as long as you worship them like kelly worships them.

    where is michelle???can’t give an album away…can’t get anyone to come see her in her play in chicago…she should be modeling over b and kelly because of her height and size and features- never see her in any advertisements or magazines.

    the knowles will strip you of your dignity and pride. they think that they are gods and can dictate your destiny.

    b looks like a big fat pig in every picture that she takes. she needs to lose some weight. get married and stop having premarital s** with an ex-drug dealer/murderer when she is suppose to be a role model and the token black that white society wants to represent black female americans.

  59. Miss Muffin August 25, 2007

    Uh yeah…this coming from the same dude that put on OLIVIA?! don’t know who Olivia is? – EXACTLY??? I agree that Ciara has moves – but so does Janet Jackson. and like Janet – Ciara is only a PERFORMER – THAT’S IT! SHE HAS NO PIPES AT ALL AND IF THAT’S THE FUTURE OF R&B WHO IN THE HELL WANTS IT?! Beyonce has the vocals, the training and the moves along with other credentials (clothing lines). That is what you call a PACKAGE and that’s what ALL of these “entertainers” should WANT to have – not just the ability to “perform.” GET A CLUE ON WHAT’S REAL 50!!!!!

  60. Anonymous August 27, 2007

    50 right ciara and chris brown r tha future. he for got ne-yo but anyway beyonce is tha queen no doubt about dat. but wat he sayin is ‘inabit’ in 5 years ciara gonna b 26 and beyonce 30. 25 or 26 is the time you wanna drop your best n i think ciara can do dat. beyonce iz still number 1 for me right now, but in 5 years ciara gon take her place

  61. HATING ASS PEOPLE NEED TO QUIT September 9, 2007

    HA HA HA DON’T EVEN TRIP YA’LL ACT LIKE BEYONCE IS QUEEN OF THE WORLD AND S*** EVERYTIME SOMEONE MENTIONS BEYONCE HER LIL FANS GO POPPING OFF AT THE MOUTH SHID SHE AIN’T ALL THAT IT’S TRUE SHE CAN SING (SOMETIMES) CAUSE HALF THE TIME I DON’T KNOW IF SHE SINGING OR CRYING (GET MY DRIFT) AND NO SHE CAN’T DANCE SHE BE TRYING TO HARD AND HER ATTITUDE STINKS YOU CAN TELL SHE’S NOT REALLY FRIENDLY HELL I WAS ALWAYS TOLD PEOPLE ONLY GET MAD WHEN THEY KNOW SOMETHING IS TRUE SO EVIDENTLY YA’LL KNOW CIARE IS THE FUTURE ARE ELSE YA’LL WOULDN’T BE ALL MAD AND I THINK CIARA HAS A REALLY GOOD VOICE JUST BECAUSE SHE ISN’T ALWAYS YELLING LIKE BEYONCE DOESN’T MEAN SHE CAN’T SING SO YA’LL NEED TO STOP HATING BEYONCE IS NOT THE WHOLE PACKAGE ALL SHE CAN DO IS SING HERE’S THE REST

    HER ATTITUDE STINKS
    HER DANCING IS FORCED
    SHE’S ALWAYS FALLING
    SHE WEARS A WIG (AND YES IT’S TRUE)
    SHE AIN’T VERY FRIENDLY
    WHEN KELLY AND MICHELLE IS SAYING STUFF SHE DON’T WANT TO HEAR SHE CUTS THEM OFF SHORT
    AND THE LIST GOES ON

  62. Anonymous June 5, 2008

    ciara 4 evea

    look beyonce is brilliant and yes dhe can sing, dance, perform whatever!!

    but listen, really whos more interesting emmmm ciara

    shes ****ing unbelivable , she s***, hot, she can sing, dance, perform, i love ciara ta bits and beyonce

    but ciara is better lol

  63. akdc September 16, 2010

    goooooooooooooooood

  64. Orlando Lohmiller July 26, 2013

    Keep up the good work i will return often.

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