Ciara Talks New Album / Being A Fan Of Beyonce & Rihanna

Published: Saturday 27th Aug 2016 by Sam

Ciara‘s star has been shining luminously of late.

Indeed, beyond being the face of postmodern love with husband Russell Wilson, the R&B stunner has been juggling a growing list of endorsement deals.

The newest saw her promote Women’s Equality Day in partnership with Keds.

To plug the initiative, the 30-year-old spoke with WWD.

During the chat, she also opened up on her upcoming 7th album, as well as her thoughts on contemporaries such Beyonce and Rihanna.

Peep quotables below…

On Her New Album:

“I’m working on my new album and I’m taking my time. It’s important that I express my vision. It’s super exciting. I’m just making sure I take my time to do it right for my fans.”

On Which Female Singers She’s Enjoying:

“I’ve always been a huge fan of Alicia Keys. I think all of the women are rocking— Beyoncé, Rihanna. I love Andra Day. J.Lo, she’s hot. If I could just look as good as that…she’s killing it to me.” {Source}

While some folk will be surprised (given Ci and Rih’s history), it’s great to see Ms. Wilson championing camaraderie.

As for the album, we’re ready!

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  1. La’Keisha Thomas August 27, 2016

    Gworl shut up you had no other choice but to be a fan bey and rih are responsible for destroying your career and now future. hell even tinashe mopped her as of lately.

    • BEYXMinaj August 27, 2016

      true im afraid its too late for ciara now she made alot of poor choices in her career but she still got them hits tho

    • Just Dumb August 27, 2016


    • Im So Into You August 27, 2016

      B**** your name is LaKeisha Thomas sit the f*** down. but you didnt lie when you said tinashe has mopped ciara in terms of performances, aquarius album and music videos

      • Just Dumb August 27, 2016

        I wouldn’t say mopped she just spraid mop n glow that’s all..

    • iLoveMusic August 27, 2016

      At what point did Tinashe mop Ciara?… I’ll wait!

      • Eminem fan August 27, 2016

        I like kehlani too!!!!

      • La’Keisha Thomas August 27, 2016

        yes sis kehlani is another one that is mopping ciara for the gawds hunny

    • Nahh August 27, 2016

      stfu didn’t destroy anything Ciara choice of music is what stopped her from gaining a bigger audience. She never crossed over and started doing big hits like the others in no fan but let’s be clear had Ciara had the management, team and choice of music selection like my favs she coulda been as big

      • Cupid August 27, 2016

        This is exactly true. Ciara has horrible taste when it comes to her own music. Only her fans who have been following her would know that tho. I wish she’d let someone else pick her songs for her. Jackie was all her idea! Eww! At this point I wouldn’t even blame her management. Tinshe is more creative than Ci I give her that but she doesn’t stand up to Ci’s talent and success…. The other girls are just what’s hot now. Kehlani has potential to be big. Musically she’s dope

  2. HailLegendBeysus August 27, 2016

    I predict first week sales of 10 copies 300 with streams (Gulps Lemonade)

    • Just Dumb August 27, 2016

      Predict Dez nuttz

    • iLoveMusic August 27, 2016

      What a lame comment…

  3. FC/JC August 27, 2016

    She needs to stop trying to please her “Fans” and just do whats feels authentic to her. I agree she should take her time with album #7 though, i dont want a 2016 release.

    As far as her mentioning Rih, Its obvious she is so over the shade that was thrown between the 2, Glad to see shes on her grown woman shitt, and not afraid to mention ladies names. i really appreciate her maturity about the entire situation, her blessings are coming full force.

    • Cupid August 27, 2016

      She never gives what her fans want. That’s her excuse for her bad choices! If she did what her fans want she’d put aside the bs with her baby daddy and get back in the studio with him and Mike will.

  4. Just Dumb August 27, 2016

    Why express your hate for other artist? What did they do to u?

  5. smh August 27, 2016

    Oh please she still trying. Just go drop some funny nose big head babies.

  6. Molly #TheMostRelevantBitch August 27, 2016

    Ciara is so mature beautiful and humble. The squad and navy need to end there beef!

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~tyler August 27, 2016

      Your flip flopping ass would say such a thing. Flippidy flop flip flopper!

      • Annalise August 27, 2016

        *In my Shady Phae Phae voice* And the Hive said, we don’t know that HŒ no moh!

    • Mark111 /.\ August 27, 2016

      Rihanna fans aren’t worried about Ciara, it’s Ciara fans being jealous of Rihanna’s success when at one point of time, Ciara was the bigger artist than Rihanna.

  7. iLoveMusic August 27, 2016

    I LOVE THIS WOMAN! Say what y’all want about her, but clear y’all ain’t stopping her success. So ready for album number 7… She’s one of the few female R&B artists who can still deliver good music. Keep it up Ci!

  8. HailLegendBeysus August 27, 2016

    LMFAOOOO The Z-Listers are on edge tonight bawahahahah

  9. Mark111 /.\ August 27, 2016

    Ciara, by taking your time, take 3 years off from now. Enjoy being a wife and mother, record as much as possible, experimant new and different sounds and style and see what grows from that in 2019.

  10. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~tyler August 27, 2016

    The ratchet maid is such a f****** lame. Like why is she still here?

  11. JUNGKOOK August 27, 2016

    That catsuit: JLo AMAs 2015

  12. CIARA ARMY August 27, 2016

    I believe ciara can do at least 80,000 pure sales copies if not 100,000 if she does an R&B album

    • Mark111 /.\ August 27, 2016

      That’s total, right?

    • Caleb August 28, 2016

      That’s a reach.

  13. HailLegendBeysus August 27, 2016


    • InThatOrder August 27, 2016

      Youre trash like her weave

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~tyler August 27, 2016

      Poor Rhianna lol

  14. Suicide Blonde August 27, 2016

    That’s the same catsuit that J.Lo wore at the opening of the AMA’s 2015 and of course looked much better with it than Ciara.

    • Mark111 /.\ August 27, 2016

      This was for a mag shoot in Oct. 2015, the AMAs was aired that Nov. of the same year. So Ciara did it first. Google is our friend.

      • Suicide Blonde August 27, 2016

        Still doubt J.Lo was inspired by her, I bet she didn’t even know that Ciara did it first.

  15. Y’all Poor AF August 27, 2016

    I honestly believe her next album will do well. It may not go multiplatinum but I can see it giving her 2 major hits and going Gold. Ciara actually has been busy lately with a lot of endorsements and branding, which is something she wasn’t doing a lot of during the Fantasy Ride, Basic Instinct, CIARA and Jackie eras. Her music has never been the issue, the issue has always been her brand. Beyoncé and Rihanna branded themselves as artists who can be multifaceted outside of music with big endorsements and product launches and it seems like Ciara is finally doing that. Next up, she should do some film roles and bigger magazine covers and make more appearances at awards shows as well as more collaborations

  16. Kels August 27, 2016

    “@rihanna you don’t want to see me on or off the dance floor”

    – Ciara ?☕️

    • slay August 27, 2016


    • Girl August 27, 2016

      “Good luck booking that stage you speak of” iconic words by Rihanna

  17. Jackx August 27, 2016

    Come thru queen
    I don’t understand why there’s so much hate for Ciara but Britney Spears who is pretty much on the same level. and Ciara actually has a voice


    • Annalise August 27, 2016

      Nobody truly hates Ciara, let’s get that straight! People hate her deluded ass fan(s) who are incapable of staying in their lane. They have so much to say for everyone else, but they won’t go out and support their homegirl. What’s their excuse? The majority of us have streaming platforms and all of her material is available for streaming, so if they wanted to make her HAPPEN then they would.

    • Caleb August 28, 2016

      On the same level? In what world?!

  18. Lake Erie August 27, 2016

    I can NOT wait for this album! !!!!!!!! But I’ll wait. Lol. Just don’t take TOO long.. lol

  19. Danzou August 27, 2016

    Ciara hasn’t given me what I want from her since the evolution so.

  20. Annalise August 27, 2016

    Stan CiCI! We know you BEEN a fan! I just uncovered this song after almost ten years and it still goes hard. Unless you’re going to deliver another project like The Evolution, then keep it hunnie!

  21. Black power August 27, 2016

    Take as much time as you need, fact is NO ONE will buy it.

  22. 4everBrandy_Ci August 27, 2016

    Ciara is going to get the credit she DESERVES because you know why? She never gives up and continues to stay blessed. STOP comparing these newcomer women artist to Ciara. I’m not tearing them down at all. Ciara always needed a big MACHINE behind her! She has accomplished so much in her career for over a decade. The bitter folks stay hating on her because she’s that chick that will SLAY regardless of what doubters think. If people would’ve supported Ciara as much she would be further but it’s fine because she’s going to dominate for this new album! Tinashe is holding her own and as much as I support Tinashe I know for a FACT her and Ciara are able to coexist. People need to stop with the unnecessary stan wars and get a clue! Anytime Ciara’s name is MENTIONED here goes these bitter hating trolls ready to spill out their b******* theories. Ciara NEVER hated Rihanna to begin with and Beyoncé has always been respected by her. Y’all envy ass mofos don’t want to see more successful black women artist thrive. Ciara always had the talent. She needs more people to support her vision! Hell no she doesn’t need to take three years to release another album! She’s WORKING so I expect this new album to be released no later than summer or fall 2017. C’mon Ciara! I’ve been with you since 2004 and you never lost it! You just need a REFRESHING and more INNOVATIVE direction! #C-SQUAD

  23. Tori August 27, 2016

    It seems that no one has heard her NEW snippet that leaked: “Smiling In My Face”…THIS IS WHY I CANT BE A FAN OF CIARA. SHE NEEDS F****** GUIDANCE BECAUSE HER MATERIAL IS WEAK AS F***. I don’t think she’s signed to a label as of yet but I hope she signs soon so they can take her creative control AWAY. AND IM A DAMN CIARA FAN but like how many time is enough. “CIARA”was a great start in the right direction but she gave that up, the only thing that can save her music career is if she drops a surprise album, VIDEOS, PROMO, EVERYTHING! Not even to bring Beyonce into this, just saying it’s going to take something massive to revive her career.

  24. Rihboy August 27, 2016

    Ki! I remember when Ciara came for Rih then quickly averted the situation anyways that’s very mature of her! I actually want her to win this time around. I want everyone to win. ???

  25. Johnny Gill Nicole Scherzinger Brian McKnight August 27, 2016

    Honestly ciara’s music has never been great. SHe’s had a few nice songs, but imo she’s really never had a great album. Evolution was probably the closest thing but even that was not anything more than average. People need to except that ciara is more of a singles artist than an album artist. Now if she only had 2 or 3 albums, this would be exceptable, but she’s had 6 chances to make a great album. She’s just not a good artist. You can be a bad artist but still have some decent songs. I used to listen to ciara when I was young and now I look back like that wasn’nt that good. I’m not too excited for C7. I’m much more excited for NS3 and MC13! Also KC7 I hope it’s better than point of no return. Even KR5 will be better than C7!

    No hate to ciara though, she’s still better than what we have now. Also basic instinct was a pretty good album, probably her most consistent album. Maybe even more consistent than evoloution.. Only problem is that ist short and it wasn’t all exactly sweet.

    • Rihboy August 27, 2016

      I have to disagree! And I digress! I think Ciara is starting to find her spot! Yes she has had several flops! Several mishaps! But I have several songs from the cici catalogue that I use on the regular. As much as I can’t stand her naive and pretentious fans; she is a staple whether we like it or not. She has sustained. Even though at a minimal level, she makes sure that you remember. I’m slowly starting to use her again, but with that being said; she needs to bring it! No more half ass albums with little promotion. No more gimmicks! No more broken promises! I just want her to deliver! Go girl type s***!

      • Rihboy August 28, 2016

        I guess the girls aren’t mature enough to up vote! But I’m not pressed for like ax like the hive bandwagonners! I just hope Ciara doesn’t let you guys down. To many consecutive flops! I mean she is getting older, and the likes of Tonashe and sevyn are taking over. She will need to put in double the work to sustain.

      • #JACKIE August 28, 2016

        Tinashe and Sevyn are one hit wonders. Why should Ciara be bothered?

      • 4everBrandy_Ci August 28, 2016

        This IS the issue I’m talking about. Comparing Ciara to other women artists when they ALL can dominate and SLAY together. Tinashe and Sevyn Streeter are talented and I support them as well. Ciara needs to focus on her CRAFT instead of being concerned by them. She has no issues with other women artists doing their thing. But I really think you’re not a supporter of Ciara. That’s just my perspective and it seems as a Rihanna fan yourself you should’ve known Ciara is one of the best from her generation. Yes she had bumps in the roads, a couple of failed singles. But she’s not a flop. I don’t understand why some people label these artists that when they know the politics and bias is the reason some artist have to stay consistent and be relevant. Rihanna I must say has done well for herself. I’m not a fan of hers but I do acknowledge her GROWTH. She really is of the successful black women artist along with Beyoncé to make an impact. People need to give the same to Ciara and upcoming artists like Tinashe and Sevyn Streeter.

    • Tori August 27, 2016

      Can you PLEASE just write out the artists name, no idea who any of them are except Mariah.

  26. Keri baby August 27, 2016

    Get it ciara the flop

  27. Keri baby August 27, 2016

    Ciara the flop you better slay!

  28. Justafan August 28, 2016

    No wonder why she flopping….admires J.lo???!!! Keke

  29. Keri baby August 28, 2016

    Ciara the flop needs better promotion and more support. And better music!

    • #JACKIE August 28, 2016

      And what the f*** does Skeri need? Sit down B****.

  30. Nowqd Reddish tran ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi August 28, 2016

    Hope ciara princess Wilson do have a v better album

  31. John A. August 28, 2016

    I think she needs to concentrate on pushing impactful singles , even releasing an ep where she has some good undeniable urban hits.

  32. #JACKIE August 28, 2016

    I can’t wait for this new album.

    • Keri baby August 28, 2016

      Why? It’ll probably suck just like all her other albums.

      IAPW >>>> ciara’s discog

      • Keri baby August 28, 2016

        The reason ciara the flop isn’t more popular is because she’s not that talented, and she keeps feeding us fast food music. She’s been trash from the start. Goodies was trash too, only a few decent songs on the album. Evolution too. She’s the reason we have all these crappy artists now like tinashe, artists without a vocal in their body thinking they can sing, let alone sing r&b! Going pop was the best thing ciara the flop could ever do, she just doesn’t have an r&b voice! She has a britney spears minus all the drugs voice. She has a white girl voice just like tinashe. Even rihanna can sing better than ciara the flop and that’s saying something. Ciara the flop is just scared of beyonce. When you’re a “bubbling under hot 100” artist, you better be scured! jCiara the flop will never happen. People have been saying that this girl will hapeen for years but it never will happen for her because she’s a bad singer and makes bad music. Ciara the flop will just keep flopping!

      • 4everBrandy_Ci August 28, 2016

        And Keri Hilson has a new album on the way. You may want to take CONSIDERATION and be aware she took a break for a few years. Make sure you purchase her new album instead of being an OBVIOUS clown hating on Ciara. Girl SIT.

  33. #JACKIE August 28, 2016

    FAILBeysus is so pressedt!

  34. Keri baby August 28, 2016

    Nobody checking for ciara the flop

    • 4everBrandy_Ci August 28, 2016

      You better THINK about that. Ciara will continue to be noticed while your bitter motor mouth clown ass can stay in those SEATS. Ciara has you PRESSED huh? Stay delusional and upset.

  35. Arianator Barb August 28, 2016

    Ciara the flop needs to bring it!

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