When Ciara isn’t dropping it low (and picking it up slow) in her videos and on stage, she’s showing off her very charming personality in interviews. With a new album coming out soon, One Woman Army, Ciara has been out and about doing her media rounds and that includes stopping at The Rickey Smiley Morning Show in the ATL. While there, they talked to the singer about a few different things including her first and only job, which was as the neighborhood beautician, putting twists in her friends’ heads for only $5 with the help of some black ProStyle gel. And they also decided to clear up the fact that no, Ciara is not on some Amazonian ish height wise, as she claims she’s only 5″7, but doesn’t shy away from teetering stilettos (including the Louboutins she had on during the interview). But the most interesting tidbit she decided to discuss openly was her love life, and two of the most notable men who were apart of that life: 50 Cent and Bow Wow. You can check out audio from the interview at The Rickey Smiley Morning Show’s website, but here’s a rundown:
When asked about the type of man she’s currently looking for, Ciara wanted folks to know that she’s not looking for a weak brotha, and that she needs a man who will hold things down for her in her world and in her home:
I like a confident man, a man that can hold it down himself. Someone who can also be the strength within my house. I can be very strong within my own world, but I need someone to be strong too. I need a real man…
When asked whether or not she still even talks to Bow Wow (Shad Moss, pronounced, shawd), Ciara kept it politely real and said that while they don’t have bad blood, they haven’t talked in years, though she’s cool with his mom, and she doesn’t take past shots and statements he’s made about her and their past personal anymore. Aaaaaaand, if she had to go on “106 & Park” to promote her music, she doesn’t think it will be awkward at all.
Ciara: I haven’t talked to Shad in a long time. But momma T, that’s my girl. We’ve been talking for years and we’ve just remained in our relationship over the years. But I haven’t talked to Shad in a long time. But it’s all love though.
Rickey: But it wouldn’t be awkward if you had to go on “106 & Park” right? Cause you have to handle your business.
Ciara: I don’t think it would be awkward, it shouldn’t be. I’m not thinking twice about it being awkward.
Interviewer: But would it be the first time you guys have seen each other since you broke up? Because I know he shot some real fly things at you like a few years ago…
Ciara: You know what, sometimes people go up and down with what they feel and you never know. At the end of the day I know it comes from a place of love…especially when you’re young. We don’t hold on to stuff like that because it’s all love.
Interviewers also touched on the fact that after Ciara released her “Sorry” video, 50 Cent got on Twitter and said, “OK, I’m sorry.” So was the song about him? Ci Ci decided to pass on talking about the song altogether and just talk about her past man’s REAL issues:
Boo Boo is crazy. You know what it is with him? How do I say this…He’s obviously far from afraid of anything that he can control, obviously without a problem. At the same time, him being not afraid of anything in that way, the one thing he is afraid of is love. And with that being said in a sense, he’s afraid of me.
Well, all right. If anybody would know the “real” Fiddy, aka, “Boo Boo,” I guess it would be Ciara. I’m just surprised she decided to be so open about her thoughts on him to the point that she just threw out there that he’s scary when it comes to falling in love with women. I wonder what he has to say about all this…we shall keep our eyes on his rant-loving Twitter page and keep you posted.