NEWSFLASH! If you thought Ciara had finally given up music for a full time modeling career, think again!
While the pop star has certainly been spending a lot of time with fashion industry bigwigs like Givenchy designer pal Riccardo Tisci, she’s still focused on making her mark in the music industry and is prepping for the release of her next album.
[READ: Ciara Twirls & Twerks in ‘I Bet’ (Future Diss) – Official Video]
Ciara recently unveiled the cover art for Jackie, her sixth studio album, which shows the beauty lounging topless in distressed Levis. Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani was the shoot’s creative director, and Francesco Carrozzini photographed it.
CiCi also made a huge announcement about her future musical plans, she’s about to go on her first tour in 6 years!
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Super producer Jermaine Dupri seems so misunderstood these days. *sigh*
[FLASHBACK: In the Tweets: Jermaine Dupri Responds to Janet Jackson Tell-All Rumors… ]
Dupri caught flack yet again when he offered his take on the Blurred Lines lawsuit and in the process managed to diss Ciara by calling her new single a ‘rip off’ of one of his Usher tracks.
[READ: On Blast: Jermaine Dupri Calls Ciara’s ‘I Bet’ COMPLETE RIP OFF of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad’]
Jermaine recently sat down with Big Tigger of Atlanta’s V-103 radio station to address the issue, stating:
I wasn’t trying to attack Ciara or anything like that. It ain’t like that… what I was trying to do is make sure the guy who was doing the interview understands how frequently this happens in the music business.
This happens probably EVERYDAY… that somebody’s record sounds like somebody else’s record.
It’s very easy for people to be influenced by music. If you listen to records a lot if you listen to artists a lot… it just happens very frequently.
I didn’t know me saying that was going to turn into this…
Dupri still manages to prove his point when he and Big Tigger compare the two songs back to back.
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You may have heard by now that the courts awarded over $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye’s family for their claims Pharell and Robin Thicke stole “Blurred Lines” from Marvin’s hit “Got To Give It Up,” and their win is prompting other producers to speak up about their stolen works.
There’s no question that music from the past ‘inspires’ other songs, and Jermaine Dupri should know… being that the 42-year-old has co-written and/or co-produced No. 1 hits such as Carey’s “We Belong Together” and “Always Be My Baby,” Usher‘s “Burn” and Monica’s “The First Night.”
That being said, the legendary producer recently shared his take on the ‘Blurred Lines’ lawsuit and in doing so… managed to blast Ciara‘s ‘I Bet’ as a rip off of a song he co produced, Usher’s ‘You got it Bad’ !
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Ciara is back and she’s brought her dancing shoes with her!
In her latest video, the hot new mom ‘pops locks and drops’ it as she portrays a sultry ballerina in the official visual for ‘I Bet.’
[FLASHBACK: Ciara Releases New Heartbreak Anthem ‘I Bet’ (AUDIO)]
CiCi twirls and twerks to her new single as she calls out her ex for only expressing his love after she’s moved on.
I bet you start loving me, soon as I start loving someone else. Somebody better than you.
I bet you start needing me, soon as you see me with someone else. Somebody other than you.
Check out the official video for Ciara’s ‘I Bet’ below… Continue Reading…
Word on the curb is that Future has eyes for yet another subpar songstress!
Having knocked up Ciara within months of dating then ditching her to return to one of his other baby mama’s, it seems that Future still isn’t ready to settle.
[Flashback: Ciara Erases Her ‘FUTURE’ w/Tattoo Removal + Shares Baby’s 1st Christmas… ]
Now, the fertile rapper has reportedly moved ‘on to the next’ and has been spotted in Hollywood this week with none other than TINASHE!
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Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott was honored during ESSENCE’s 6th Annual Black Women in Music Event, presented by Lincoln Motor Company a few days ago.
The event is held each year during Grammy’s week in L.A. and this year, celebrity attendees and consumers flocked to Avalon Hollywood.
Attendees included Ciara, Jordin Sparks, Zendaya, Chante Moore, Candice Patton, Elise Neal, Tasha Smith, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and more.
Guests were treated to a journey through four decades of music with performances by Chaka Khan, MC Lyte, Brandy and Lianne La Havas.
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