Check out Ciara!
The R&B siren scorches like only she can in the April issue of InStyle magazine.
Rocking Givenchy, the stage-blazer poses it up for a feature that also sees her open up about launching her own record label (Beauty Marks Entertainment), her new album, and overcoming doubt.
Peep pics and quotes below…
On The Surprise Success Of ‘Level Up’
“I would be lying to you if I said I didn’t wonder what the fans would think, being that I hadn’t released new music in a while.
I was told that it wasn’t going to be very successful. That people wouldn’t believe in it.” Her fans, however, devoured it. “I put it out, and as soon as I opened my eyes the next morning, people were re-creating the video. I get goose bumps just thinking about it.”
On Launching Her Own Label:
“There are so many learning curves that I’m going through with having my own company, but it’s so fun. I feel like I’m growing, and I feel free.”
On Picking Herself Up After Split From Her Son’s Father:
“[I spent time ]getting myself right. If you want to get somewhere in life, you’ve got to have a compass. You’ve got to know where you really want to get to. And my heart, soul, spirit, and mind just desired to be loved. To be truly loved the right way.
I knew I didn’t want to cry tears of hurt anymore. I didn’t want to keep going around in circles.”
On Knowing Russell Wilson Is “The One”:
“We both knew [after our first date in 2015]. We both had that light-bulb moment.
He’s my sounding board for pretty much everything I do in my life, He doesn’t want to see me fail. He’s got my back. That’s an awesome feeling.”
On Expanding Her Family:
“I want to have as many kids as I can. My kids keep me young. They keep me active. They give me purpose. They just make it all make sense.”
On Her Upcoming 7th Album:
[Excerpt] New singles will be released in the next few months, and her seventh album should arrive sometime this year, though she reminds me that she’s no longer beholden to imposed timelines or deadlines. Going forward, her movements will be guided solely by “what feels right to my creative heart,” she says.
Great feature! We’re super buzzed about this next phase of CiCi’s career!