Watch: That Grape Juice Interviews Ciara

Published: Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 by Sam

Easily one of this generation’s greatest stage blazers, Ciara has achieved such status in just eight years. It’s a window which has seen the singer serve up countless hits, yet a window that hasn’t been without its hardships.

Now back and on the cusp of releasing her fifth studio album ‘One Woman Army’, the 27 year old sat down with That Grape Juice for her most revealing interview yet.

Ever keen to ask the questions really want answers to, Patrick B quizzed the star on ‘One Woman Army’, the drama surrounding her last project ‘Basic Instinct’, changing labels, fellow female stars such as Rihanna, Beyonce, and Janet Jackson, and a whole lot more!

Hit ‘PLAY’ above and, as usual, let us know what you think below!


Ciara’s ‘One Woman Army’ arrives in stores early next year, while current singlesΒ ‘Sorry’ andΒ ‘Got Me Good’ are available to buy on iTunes now.


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  1. ThatGrapefruitJuice November 20, 2012

    Lol, lmao, Sammy is that you? You diva you πŸ™‚ :)) :))).

    Nice interview, Love CiCi.

    • remy November 20, 2012

      That’s Patrick

      • ThatGrapefruitJuice November 20, 2012

        Oh, Patricia! k cool.

      • r u for real November 20, 2012

        ciara yes yes yes. but i need girl to find a new saying other than ‘swag’…

        patrick killed me with the ‘between your thighs’ rap hahah

    • JAZMINE SULLIVANS FAN November 21, 2012

      Patsy actually is Samantha!

    • terry williams November 26, 2012

      its ciara moment cant wait for the album i luv everthing about her….pretty gurl swag

  2. Add Joey Mannarino on Facebook! November 20, 2012

    Ciara deserves it this time around! She deserves to break out and solidify her legend. “Sorry” was a great record, but sadly it didn’t get a shine yet. “Got Me Good” is not getting the shine it deserves either! I’m not sure why, but she NEEDS it! The feature with Nicki is a good look and hopefully will boost her a bit! She deserves it! Now, Ciara is gonna rap too! She’s trying everything! LOVE this intereview and I hope she hits #1!

    • Pause. November 20, 2012

      Pause. “Sorry” like any other R&B song is moving at a glacier pace. R&B is dead! Secondly, GMG JUST got released to radio lets week. So calm dwn lol. The stans got this.

      • MemeMe November 28, 2012

        R&B is DEAD? That’s funny, I listen to R&B all day and hear Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Brandy, Angie Stone, Elle Varner, Vivian Green and the list goes on except for your girl. And this is a station in Los Angeles…..SMH “Sorry” is DEAD

  3. remy November 20, 2012

    TGJ is killing the game

    • Sam Fan November 20, 2012

      I agree!

  4. Add Joey Mannarino on Facebook! November 20, 2012

    She needs to stop saying “swag” and “swaggy”. She sounds like a white girl to me though, is she mixed?

    • FAF November 20, 2012

      Girl, no…….. Ciara is black as they come from the “A” … DEAD @ “is she mixed?”

    • Josh January 30, 2013

      are you saying she sounds white because she’s articulate. Not all Black girls sound like hoodtrash. but thanks for trying.

  5. Blaze November 20, 2012

    She so classy Yet so funny and pretty!!!!!!!! “Sorry” is a slow burner Its its climbing urban radio EVERYDAY! Got me good is sent to raido the Dec 4 (was changed) I think she will be fine this ERA! Such a talented young lady I’m so glad she does not have to resort to talking bout s** and her p**** in a interview for people to like her

    • Pause. November 20, 2012

      GMG was sent to Rhythmic last week (and has the top adds since then) . And it goes to mainstream on the 4th.

  6. Beauty&ABeat November 20, 2012

    i have to admit. TGJ are doing the damn thing. Like seriously, this is no shade to the other blogs but I can sense you dudes are blazing a trail and i’m really excited about it for you.

    • Sam November 20, 2012

      Thank you!

      • FAF November 20, 2012

        Yes b**** ! Sam is slaying ! F*** OUTTA HERE w/ THEM OTHER BLOGS !

  7. WaitUrTurn88 November 20, 2012


    • Blaze November 20, 2012

      That explains why rihanna was in the toilet most of the night at the MET gala when ciara was there *giggles* Trust Rihgoat you wouldn’t see me on off the stage Oh the shade… Then rih apologized knew that ass bout to be whipped

    • Pause. November 20, 2012

      B**** she meant “dope” as in “dope head” sit dwn b****!

      • FAF November 20, 2012

        ^ DEATH

        and are u forgetting RiYAWNa apologized to her.. ? πŸ™‚ KI !!!!

  8. Jay Jay November 20, 2012

    Good interview!!! Love CiCi

  9. kiopo November 20, 2012

    I love her!! Thanks for that interview!! Will be buying OWA!!

  10. Dossome November 20, 2012

    Haven’t heard the interview yet but from the article,it seems you asked her about beyonce as usual,only this time you included janet and rihanna πŸ˜‰

  11. kiki November 20, 2012


  12. SeeSeeCC November 20, 2012

    I love this interview! Definitely got some new tea from Ciara. I can’t wait until OWA is officially in stores.

  13. jayyd November 20, 2012

    Someone needs to ask her about Overdose!

  14. j November 20, 2012

    yes CICI !!!!! YOU GOT ME GOOD

    2013 – BEYONCE – CIARA – LADY GAGA – CANT F****** WAIT

    • An0thrDream November 24, 2012

      YES! The Year of *TRUE TALENT*

      • Really February 10, 2013

        Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaa the “Year Of Tue Talent” and you mention Ciara. You must be piff puffing that Molly. This girl cannot sing.

  15. An0thrDream November 20, 2012

    Yes!!! Love Ciara!!! Such an amazing human being!

  16. Aloys234 November 20, 2012

    Ill take it from here everyone..
    What ever happened to the highlights? And I’m not referring to anyone’s hair dont’s (that being Ciara’s 15month long weave) NO! referring to the 15mins long vid? Anyways I managed to get as far as Ciara referring to something as ‘super swaggy’ u don’t say stuff like that.. Like that! Talk about murder two words.
    Tell ur boy less theatrics and all round ‘look at me I’m a fan, look at me’ thing he’s doing, it’s only Ciara, washed up since she did that video w J.T face it!

  17. Diva November 20, 2012

    Ciara’s 15 minutes were accidentally stretched to an hour. That hour was up 5 years ago. Goodbye Ciara.

  18. wrinkle flop ora November 20, 2012

    LA Reid is too consumed with Avril Lavine, Karmin and Cher. Plus, he got that lucrative gig on xfactor. CIARA IS FINISHED AND LA WILL LET HER DROP. He has already been fired, he will not lose his job for this generic girl. She must face it. She is not an artist. She can dance, but she is not an artist. She does not make music that masses want, and in todays music industry, there is no room for ANYONE WHO IS NOT PREPARED TO BE ARTIST. As RNB is over, these black artist have no where to hide. I have just peeped the itunes 200 chart. THERE IS NOT A SINGLE CIARA SONG ON THE LIST. SHE IS OVER AND SHOULD DO LOVE AND HIP HOP ATLANTA OR ANY OTHER REALITY SHOW.

    • An0thrDream November 24, 2012


      Educate yourself. Your saying ciara is an unprepared artist? Thats why she’s been in the game and RELEVANT for 8 years now!?

      She may not be racking up number 1’s but she sure is keeping up – Ride reached #1 on Urban charts and #2 on R&B – not to mention it’s 50million views

      I along with the rest of her fans wanna see her get back to the spot of Goodies/Evolution but she brought it in with Love S** Magic and then kept it going with Ride – SORRY isnt letting up

      She’s an innovator who pushes the envelope visually AND musically – check her performances – YOUR fave cant keep up w/that. PERIOD. L.A. Reid has a future icon in his grasp – you come on here HATING b/c you know what ciara’s potential is and you fear her future take-over

  19. Christina Aguilera November 20, 2012

    One Woman Army will sell less than Lotus! I predict 14k. And you will deal!

  20. Carl November 20, 2012

    Good Interview, Patrick was in fanboy mode lol, Didn’t Cici say the album is coming out in winter, so does that mean this year? I hope GMG turns into a hit randomly, its what she deserves πŸ™

  21. ElChica November 20, 2012

    I feel like Ciara should just do a bunch of solid R&B midtempos and then do some dance pop songs. I mean i like her urban swagged out songs and what not but they don’t appeal to the mainstream music scene that buy music. But her R&B midtempos and dance pop songs perform moderately to really well. Promise, Ride, Like A Boy, Never Ever, Can’t Leave Em Alone all performed well and on the R&B charts got her awards and noms. 1,2 Step, Goodies, LSM, Get UP performed extremely well and got her awards and noms. She needs to stick to Midtempo R&B and Dance songs that’s her area of prosperity. She got lucky with “Oh” because it follwed to successful singles and a decent listen for mainstream pop auidence but Songs like Gimme Dat, That’s Right are too urban Got me Good is on the boderline of being too urban we will see how it fairs but on youtube the video views are lagging as is the listening auidence while Sorry is still getting more attention despite being out 6 weeks longer.


      I agree. As much as people hate it, I don’t think “dance music” is going to go away. Midtempo songs can be played on the radio consistently. Ciara would be wise to heed your advice. She can save the “urban swag I’m a BADD chick” songs for her mixtapes.

  22. CCFan007 November 20, 2012

    Great interview! Ciara is so sweet <3 her to death πŸ™‚

  23. Navy Sailor!!!! November 20, 2012

    I wish y’all would stop trying to make this girl happen. She lost her fanbase years ago, and the white folks sure aint buying her crap!!! Go to college Ciara! Learn a trade, make a fitness DVD, record an Unsung documentary or SOMETHING! You are finished!!!

  24. BEYONCE’S WEAVE November 20, 2012

    C squad,

    Buy your copy of Unapologetic on ITunes, Amazon and all major retailers.

    • HouseOfSex(ScorpioBabee) November 20, 2012

      that f***** up cd nah I will be bootlegging it off youtube and that’s if Im in the mood

  25. S*** swift November 20, 2012

    Ciara is certainly the queen of irrelevancy

  26. HouseOfSex(ScorpioBabee) November 20, 2012

    Great interview TGJ and CiCi and love your performance yesterday @the Key Club to all of her fans if you want to see the show>>>>>>>>>>>> Go to her twitter page and click on Lisa Ellis tweet she has the link. #OWA can’t wait for this one πŸ™‚

  27. Kyle November 20, 2012

    She will always have my respect because you can just tell that she is passionate about her craft. She loves talking about her music and she always has her hands all over everything that she puts out. I will be buying this album when it comes out. It’s sad what happened with her “Basic Instinct” album because I thought the music on it was hot. Her and The-Dream work good together IMO. Anyway, I am excited to hear what she is cooking up with this album. And Ciara, please stop saying “swaggy.”


      The Dream needs to stay FAR FAR away from Ciara. He’s given her two flop albums and counting.

  28. GAVINLUVBEYONCE November 20, 2012

    R&B IS DEAD..Ciara needs to evolve as an artist… she should mix her crunk roots with Pop and own that type of music.. it’s all about being innovative… Beyonce always says she competes with herself… thats cuz Beyonce is King B and str8 running the world like the royalty she is. Ciara is talented so i expect greatness. Anybody that knows how to put on a great show like Beyonce deserves to be respected.. Beyonce ups the standards so high, so i understand why it’s hard to keep up.

  29. Kandice November 20, 2012

    Harpo, who dis woman?

  30. cocobutta November 21, 2012

    Fun and original interview (except the word n name bit)
    Patrick’s matrix aka Matrix remix had me in stitches.

    Ciara loves hyped up energy records.
    Can tell as she all about that swaggu.

    Glad she’s excited cus that’s the part that’s been missing for me last couple album.

  31. Merril Owns November 21, 2012

    I used to love her so much.She just seems so bland like nothing exciting.

    Merril Owns Ft. Ryan Anthony – Murder

  32. November 21, 2012

    Lol Janet Jackson always pays her dust

    Beyonce doesn’t know her… anymore

    Rihanna read her down on twitter!

    Lol sighs

  33. Dasani November 21, 2012

    Ciara is such a weak artist. Her voice is so frail, her music pretty much sucks consistently and her personality is so fake. What ever happened with her new music/videos? Exactly. No ones interested!

  34. Ken Jay Capone November 21, 2012

    I must admit i was a bigger fan with her first two albums. Evolution is such a classic. But the simple fact that she is TRULY promoting this latest album OWA is making all the difference for me. idc how many times people say R&B is dead. Real music fans know that R&B will always live, it has too much history. Idk why people think you HAVE to conform to something or certain style jusy because everyone else is doing it. She would be FAKE if she did anything other than what her heart tells her. So my PROPS to Ciara. i hope this album is everything and more for you

  35. Soul Sister November 21, 2012

    What she really wanted to say was… Rihanna? B****. aha.

  36. lulu November 21, 2012

    I like Ciara because she seems really nice and humble, but Patrick needs to quit with that outfit he’s wearing and ass kissing- “Nobody does it like you.”

    Actually her name is Beyonce and she does it like CiCi and sings LIVE, and does not lipsync. If Ciara sang live instead of lipsyncing I’d give her more credit and the only content of this post would have been Patrick’s outift..

    Remember to pick up Brandy’s Two Eleven, Alicia Keys “Girl on Fire” and Keyshia Cole’s Woman to Woman.

    P.S. I like how she didn’t shade Rihanna even though Rihanna talked ish on her in the past. I liek you CiCi, I may have to get your album now.. lol

    • zzzzg November 21, 2012

      Rihanna never said anything negative about Ciara. Ciara started it on some TV show.She is bitter about Rihanna’s success. Ciara has dissed Rihanna so she will never sell as much records as RiRi. Ciara has no original bone in her body. People are sick of the Janet Jackson wannabe.

    • CHUDDS November 22, 2012

      Right I definitely remember Ciara shading Rih on…was it The Fashion Police? Ciara wasn’t even on Rih’s radar. Flop b****.


    I always thought she was a bit “boring,” but she actually seems very interesting and articulate in this interview so I’m surprised. I love the blonde tones in her hair.

  38. JAKE November 23, 2012


  39. Islands calling ( I’mherefortruth) November 23, 2012

    Love Cici. Super swagged out! Love how she hesitated then told the truth about junkie s*** ‘dope’ now you know she meant the substance that time.

  40. YES November 23, 2012

    yes yes

  41. erin November 23, 2012


  42. Cosmo November 24, 2012

    Lmao this interview & post was a flop. No one gives a F*** about Ciara, and I mean NO ONE! Oh yeah other than y’all blog f******. This b**** is IRRELEVANT in the real world. Now how you doinnn?

    • BOB November 24, 2012


  43. LittleJohnny November 24, 2012

    Love Ciara!! She looks so damn good with that blond hair !!

  44. Terry November 25, 2012

    You know what I can’t! I simply cannot! This exclusive interview has been up for how long? Ciara baby you are done sweetheart, I’m sorry boo but, how the f*** does an exclusive interview with a mainstream singer get slayed by a simple Tweet from Rihanna?B**** you are done! All that s*** about having a number 1 album is for the birds. Rihanna has outsold all her contemporaries every single one of them. Why the f*** would she be bothered. Ciara came out before Rihanna and is still an opening act despite her ability it’s sad but the C squad, all 37k of you will have to deal! I cannot with Ciara Stan’s coming for Rihanna. You remember when this “post op” b**** was talking about building a brand outside if selling albums and making 200 million like Madonna. She is just sad!

    • CHUDDS November 25, 2012

      This post doesn’t even have 100 comments yet… DEAD. It doesn’t even have 70 after how many days? Lol.

  45. HOL UP November 25, 2012

    Love me some CiCi I’m sorry not a fan of male queens so the interviewer was kinda annoying but thats just my opinion I just want her to win because its enough room for all black girls to succeed not sure why she fell off though anyways spread love and positive energy Black Girl Rock

  46. CCFan007 November 26, 2012

    #OWA baby! Can’t wait to see this vh1 divas performance… haters stay pressed πŸ˜€

  47. Josh December 4, 2012

    I bet Ciara is a freak in the bedroom. Like her song, I bet she would climb on top and ride all night long. She can ride me anything she wants.

  48. Roll Dog December 20, 2012

    Ciara is a s*** woman.

  49. @radiofootage January 3, 2013

    Why does she sound like a white woman?

  50. lexi January 11, 2013

    i think ciara probably is that she is just not hungry. she should have been putting out mixtapes and performing anywhere she could to keep her name out their. she needs to realize no one is checking for her so she has to make them check. ciara get it together, but from what i am seeing your new single aren’t really doing much.

  51. Jessica January 12, 2013

    Her and Nicki’s song “I’m Legit” is this S***

  52. Josh January 30, 2013

    the interviewer talks quite a bit just as a constructive criitism. I like that Ciara has not let the biz make her bitter. she still has a sunny disposition

  53. Gustavo Georgi December 16, 2014

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