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For some time now, rumors of a budding romance forming between singer Ciara Harris, 29, and Seattle Seahawks player Russell Wilson, 26, have been swirling. Though nothing has been confirmed by either party, the two were reportedly spotted at a Seattle Mariners game last weekend on what appeared to be a date.
It seemed that the pair’s coupledom would be confirmed Saturday at the White House Correspondents Dinner when The Washington Post reported that Wilson would be bringing Harris to the dinner as his “date.” According to The Post, a guest list for the dinner released by AOL had Harris listed as Wilson’s +1.
It’s unclear what changed since the list was printed and last night, but the Superbowl champion took to Facebook last night to let it be known that the R&B singer will not be on his arm tomorrow night. Instead, he’ll be bringing his grandmother.
“Can’t wait to dance with my beautiful date at the WHCD this weekend! #shesgotmoves #loveugrandma,” he captioned an adorable video of he and his grandmother dancing.
Our best guess is that if they are, in fact, dating, Russell and Cici are probably trying to maintain a low profile. Just last summer, Harris called off her engagement to ex-fiancé, Nayvadius “Future” Wilburn. The two share one child together. Wilson also recently ended a relationship. Last year, his estranged wife Ashton Meem file for divorce after two years of marriage.
Considering that they’re both fresh out of failed relationships, it’s probably wise to keep quiet and take things slow. We’re definitely rooting for them.
It has been close to a year since Ciara and Future called off their engagement and with the exception of Cici’s telling single “I Bet,” the two have remained tight lipped about the split. However, the singer decided to break her silence during a recent interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club.
On the breakup:
Well you know, I mean it clearly didn’t work out but I have the greatest gift, the greatest joy of my life, which is my son. Honestly, I feel like everything that happens in life happens for a reason and my son has been the greatest gift that God has given me in my life. He has been the most game-changing thing that has happened to my life in a necessary way. And that’s pretty much what happened.
On what went wrong with Future:
You know I can’t really break all of that down because I don’t even think it really matters, especially when the ending is as great as it is: my son. That what worked out. My son.
On her current relationship with Future:
We’re cool. You know what it is, we have a child together and as a parent, it’s important to be able to communicate. We don’t talk every day. There’s no need to, but my son is clearly the connection between he and I and as parents, I think it’s important to be able to communicate.
I like to stay happy and live life light. I think that when you carry a certain type of energy or you carry a funky energy that you hold onto within yourself, you just can’t grow. You can’t really move like you need to. So for me, I just like to be happy and cool with pretty much everybody and that’s just pretty much it.
On what she learned after the split and becoming a mother:
You live and you learn. My son has given me so much clarity. Now I feel like I’m a full-on woman. You don’t really understand what that means until a few things happen to you in life and my son has given me so much clarity. I couldn’t be any more clear than I needed to be–like needed to be. A lot of things that I don’t want, I really know and I’m clear about recognizing them when I see them. And I know a lot of things that I do want and what I hope for and I won’t move or budge until I get it. I think that’s kind of what happened with my son. He makes me like, I have to make the right decisions.
On dating again and the right time to introduce a man to her son:
I think it’s all about when it feels right.
On if she falls in love fast:
I think it’s just about going with the flow. I was a person who would be super hard. I would darn near date for a year before going to the next place. For me, I think with life you can’t really call it. You don’t know what a situation is going to be. You can take a year or you can take six months or you can take two. My dad, after knowing my mom for nine days, they were married and they’ve been together for 31 years. You never know. I’m not going to put a time limit on when I can do something. I’ve been experimenting over life, clearly, and I’m still trying to figure it all out.
On if she’d date another industry man:
You know, never say never but I do think that you gotta switch it up a bit.
On ignoring red flags like a man with kids by multiple women:
I’m human and I went with love in that situation. I think that you can be with someone who has no kids and they can be the biggest jerk in the world. He can be super wealthy and be the biggest jerk in the world. You can’t really call it. At the end of the day, I go with love and I think my son’s father had the greatest intentions to love me. A beautiful thing came from that. That’s just kind of how I see it.
On if she stays in touch with the moms of Future’s other children:
You know, I’m really focused on raising my son right now and being the best mom I can be. There is one mom though, of the kids, that I got along with really well and when I see her, we definitely get along really good. It’s all about the kids anyway so truthfully, whatever’s the right thing to do when the situation calls for it, you just do it.
One of the biggest concerns that plague working moms is who will care for their children while they’re out getting those coins. Fortunately for Ciara, she can relax knowing that her juicy bundle of joy is in good hands. During a recent appearance on “Live with Kelly & Michael,” the “I Bet” singer revealed that her doting father Carlton Harris is actually her nanny.
“My Dad is my nanny and he takes the job very seriously,” the single mom told Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. “It’s the cutest thing, he forgets about me, he’s like ok, I’m about my grandson. I gotta run and do what I gotta do. It’s so cute.”
It’s obvious that these two have an amazing relationship. Last fall, Cici took advantage of Carlton’s 53rd birthday to praise him for basically being Superman.
“I Have The Best Dad In The World!! He Has Always Went Above And Beyond To Be There For Me. I Am Truly Thankful For Him. Can You Believe He Just Turned 53? Wow!!….#ScorpiosRock #HappyBirthdayDaddy!! #Dubai Here We Come!! #VogueFashionDubai #DadGotSwag.”
I’ve always admired the beautiful relationship Ciara has with her father and hearing that he has stepped in as little Future’s nanny made my heart smile. As a fellow daddy’s girl, this makes me kind of excited to see how my father will interact with my future children.
When the courts ruled in favor of Marvin Gaye’s family in the infamous “Blurred Lines” lawsuit, we knew that it would only be a matter of time before an outpouring of artists and producers alike came forward with similar claims. Our predictions were correct.
Popular 90s and early 2000s producer Jermaine Dupri recently spoke to the Associated Press about the $7.4 million payout and expressed that he understands both sides of the case.
“My first time hearing it [‘Blurred Lines’], I was like, ‘This might be a problem.’ I kind of felt like that,” the 42-year-old said. “Them going to court was really more shocking than anything.”
He went on to claim that he believes some of his own work has been ripped off. An example of this is Ciara’s new breakup track, “I Bet.”
“Ciara’s new single is a complete rip-off of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad.’ I’m clear on what I made and I’m clear on how music influences people and I’m clear on chord changes and how people move things,” he said.
According to JD, the similarities may not be as obvious as those in “Blurred Lines” and “Got to Give It Up,” but he still believes his work was stolen.
“It might not be as evident as the ‘Blurred Lines’ situation, but I believe the same thing happened to me.”
Apparently, songwriter and producer Bryan-Michael Cox, who worked with Dupri on the 2001 smash hit, believes there are obvious similarities as well. At least according to JD he does. Oh yeah, and while we’re discussing track-jacking, the SoSo Def founder also thinks “I Bet” sounds similar to Tamia’s “Still,” which he also worked on. JD, however, says that CiCi doesn’t have to worry about a million dollar lawsuit; he and Cox simply want credit. They have plans to contact the song’s producers.
Personally, I think he’s reaching, but I guess the melodies are slightly similar. Check the tracks below and let us know what you think.
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If Future didn’t know that he played himself when he did Ciara wrong, after watching her new music video, I’m sure he’ll figure it out. Seriously, look at those legs!
The singer and mommy flexed her muscles, literally, in the new video for her song, “I Bet.” In it, she takes on the role of a ballerina and puts on performance art for the Hannah Lux Davis-directed visuals. In a white hot leotard, ballerina flats and even a tutu, CiCi shows off her long lean limbs as she dances around, saying that her ex will want her back when she moves on to find new love and happiness.
As for the lyrics, CiCi lets her cheating man know that even though she loves him, she can’t and won’t play the fool for him:
“Is that your b***h over there, giving’ me the ugly stare/The one with the silicone ass, and the Brazilian hair/You ain’t gon’ respect me no no no till I’m not there/See, I got you comfortable, now you ain’t really scared”
All in all, the video is pretty, but I won’t lie–I found myself getting a bit bored watching and listening to it. Her body is amazing and I’m all for I-love-you-but-I-love-myself-more anthems, but I’m just not crazy about CiCi’s first offering from her upcoming album, Jackie. That’s just my opinion though. Check out the video for yourself and let us know what you think. Pass or play?
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Lupita’s teeny weeny afro became a look to covet with detailed haircuts that highlighted her natural texture and showed off both her beautiful face and also her cute hair accessories. This ‘do is a do.
Quite a bit has changed since the release of Ciara’s last album. She got engaged to rapper Future, had a baby and broke off that engagement (not necessarily in that order). Now, the new mom is prepared to release a new album titled, Jackie, which she says is named after her mother.
“On this album, I think that it’s important for people to really feel me,” the 29-year-old told HipHollywood. “I titled that album after my mom because I can now see the world through her eyes.”
After the release of her first single, “I Bet,” which addresses her unfortunate split from Future, fans realized that she would be opening up a lot more on this album than she has on previous projects.
“I just feel so many different things now with life,” she continued. “As a woman, I feel a whole different confidence. I feel a need to express. I feel like us women want to express with each other. I talk to so many women and a lot of my friends about real things and I want to be able to share that through my music because I think that’s what the world wants.”
“The world needs music. The world needs, I think, realness…It’s important to me that I get to be true and express myself exactly how I want to as an artist.”
While she admits that her debut album has always been her favorite, the singer boldly proclaimed that Jackie will be her best work to date.
Are you looking forward to Cici’s upcoming release?
When we first met these stars, they were living and looking a whole different way. All these years later, they’re killing the game with their style, and impressing us with the changes they’ve made to their lifestyle. Whether it was because of love, family, sobriety or whatever, these stars have a new look and a new glow. Winning!
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
When we were first introduced to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, she was the consistently drunk, tan-obsessed, hair-hump wearing resident of “The Jersey Shore.” All these years later, she has eased up big time on the spray tans, stopped her partying ways, fell in love, had two kids and walked down the aisle. Snooki grew up big time, and her style did as well!
Another Grammys has come out of nowhere and taken over our TVs, and while we listen to the music and watch the who’s who of the industry take home the biggest awards in music, we’re also wondering what they’re wearing (and why they’re wearing it in some cases…). Here are the looks that stood out from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Ariana Grande & Big Sean
New dress, new hot date–same ol’ ponytail…
Ariana Grande and her boyfriend, rapper Big Sean, stepped out in style with Grande in a white and silver Versace number, and her boo in all black. This look definitely makes her look more grown and s*xy, but I’m still very much against the cheerleader ponytail. Can we get a chic bob on her? Some waves? Anything else?
Thankfully, Ciara’s social media pages are not on trend. And by on trend I mean they don’t look like the pages of a public figure who’s undergoing a very public and presumably messy breakup. And that’s a great thing. I know I’m appreciative of all those adorable pictures and videos she posts of her son Future.
But just because she’s taking the high road on social media, doesn’t mean she isn’t keeping it real in her art.
In a new song called “I Bet,” the “Body Party” singer is telling it all…in ballad form.
Check out some of the very telling lyrics.
I love you but I won’t be a fool for you.
That is just something that I wouldn’t do
I mean, I would stay if you could tell the truth
But you can’t
No matter how much time I ask
Is that your bitch over there?
Giving me the ugly stare
The one with the silicone ass
And the Brazilian hair
You ain’t gon’ respect me
Until I’m not there.
And then the chorus
I bet you start loving me, soon as I start loving someone else
Somebody better than you…
And y’all that was just the first verse. There are plenty more revelations in the rest of the song. Plus the entire track is laced with an undercurrent of shade as there is a Future sound-a-like throughout the song.
But just when you start to think this is just a song about her airing out Future’s dirty laundry, at the very end she asks, basically, why it had to be like this.
I hate that I’m singing this song
Because I love you
Yeah I love you
Right now it’s killing me
Cuz now I have to find someone else
When all I wanted was you
Dang! Even though Future and Ciara had a whirlwind relationship, she still believed that they were going to get married and spend the rest of their lives together. It sucks that she has to go through this. But luckily she learned the truth about his character before she walked down the aisle.
Take a listen to the full song in the video below.