The latest episode of Stepping Into The Shade Room features the one-and-only Ciara, and she didn’t hold back while chatting it up with host Thembi.
Whether she was discussing some of her most memorable hits and business ventures or sharing relationship advice and chatting about her growing family, Ciara kept it real and laid it all on the table!
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Ciara Says She Brushes Off The Haters By Being “Confident” In Herself
At one point during the sit-down, the artist — whose debut single, “Goodies,” is approaching its 20-year mark — spent some time outlining the difference between her “Ciara” and “CiCi” vibes.
After noting that CiCi is more likely to “want the smoke,” she spent some time acknowledging her and Russell Wilson‘s clapback game, which Thembi called “subtle” but biting.
After the pair reminisced about Russell sharing a sweet moment online after “being mentioned in a song” at one point, Ciara declared, “Whenever I respond back, it’s definitely what I’m feeling in the moment.”
Honing in on a recent instance of her subtly clapping back, Ciara’s 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party dress was brought into the conversation, as Ciara brushed off her haters by issuing a TikTok to comment on the “selective outrage.”
Selective outrage 😭
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As far as how she handled the backlash, Ciara noted that she just had to believe in her “vision” and find comfort in knowing she had Russell’s support.
“In those moments, you just have to be confident in what your vision is. Like for me, I had a creative vision in my mind, and there’s nothing better in any aspect of life than when your love supports you and what your vision is.”
She added, “You just really can’t think too much about what people have to say in those moments. … It goes back to just being confident in myself.” IKTR!
CiCi Describes Aspiring To Work With Lil Wayne & J. Cole
Aside from the chit-chat surrounding her classy comebacks, she discussed how her recent collaboration with Chris Brown, “How We Roll,” came to be.
Looking ahead at future projects, CiCi noted that she still has a few stars who she’d love to work with. For one, she says she’d jump at the opportunity to work with Lil Wayne.
“I really want to do a song with Lil Wayne — Weezy F Baby! I’m like, “Lemme put it in the universe.”
After excitedly spitting a lil’ bar, Ciara also brought up J. Cole.
“I think J. Cole’s amazing. … Those are two artists that I really think of.”
Thembi additionally noted that she thinks Ciara and Victoria Monét could cook up some fire. In turn, Ciara declared, “She’s so talented.”
Check out Ciara’s full Stepping Into The Shade Room episode down below.