Ciara speaks out for the first time since her ex-fiancé, rapper Future, slammed her via social media, over their 15-month-old son, Future Zahir, spending time with her new boyfriend, NFL star Russell Wilson.
And the “Dance Like We’re Making Love” recording artist is making no apologies for having her little man bond with the new man in her life.
“Wouldn’t you want someone to love on your child, or love on the child that you’re speaking about?” the 29-year-old said Wednesday on “CBS This Morning.”
She said that Future Zahir is her main concern and she’s more worried about how he will respond to outside comments: “People are going to talk about me. I was built for this, this is what I’m supposed to be doing,” she explains. “But when it comes to your child, it’s something I don’t take lightly. At the end of the day, my son will be the one that’s affected the most out of this. I think people have to think about that versus just shouting out things.”
Earlier this month, Future slammed the mother of his child via Twitter, after images of his son hugging Wilson while visiting him at Seattle Seahawks training camp surfaced. “Never make a permanent decision over a temporary circumstance. #umtoobossedup,” he Tweeted.
However, CiCi says shes extended a hand to her son’s father so that he and Wilson could discuss the incident, but “he didn’t want to talk to me.” The couple ended their engagement a year ago.
“To speak on such a sensitive and real situation when you don’t have all the facts, that to me is the frustrating part of it all because again, [we] adults will be fine, but my son has to grow up one day and he has to see [this],” says Ciara, who confirmed she and Wilson continue to practice celibacy. “We didn’t get to talk, so that was that.”
Meanwhile, Ciara admits motherhood has changed her entire outlook on life — and the result can be seen in her work.
“After having my child, it allowed me to be in tune with my true feelings and my true thoughts,” she shares. “I’m like, ‘I am who I am, take it or leave it,’ and I just poured all that into my music and allowed myself to just be free in the process.”