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It doesn’t take much analysis to peep the similarities between Ciara and Keri Hilson. From their tomboyish allure to high-attitude tunes and ATL loyalty, both girls’ images are almost seamless. But if you’re the butt of comparison, who wants to admit that? Certainly not Ciara.
“There’s a very, very strong difference between myself and Keri. So I’m not even in that space to go there. I’m way past that mentally and creatively… It’s best that I give my fans what they want,” Ciara told XXL in their October issue when asked if Hilson had jacked her swag. “It would be crazy to say I haven’t heard that question before, but mentally I’m not even there…”
The 24-year-old chanteuse is also not phased by the ever-growing popularity of competitors like Rihanna and Beyoncé: “I honestly don’t feel like my spot has ever been taken. If you place Rihanna and Beyoncé aside of each other, you would be able to see clearly that there’s a difference…I’m just pushing to be the best in my own world.’
Still at work on her 4th album, Basic Instinct, due out early November, CiCi blames the delay (Basic Instinct had an original release date of August 14) on a surge of production constantly arriving her way.
The visual for Ciara’s second single “Gimme Dat” premieres in October.
Very few people are talented or special enough to go by their first name only. But with the right dance moves, infectious dance beats, daring style, a killer body and sweet vocals, Ciara has managed to become a name that demands your respect.
JonesMag.com recently sat down with Ciara to discuss her Fall wardrobe, her favorite collections from New York Fashion Week as well her new album “BASIC INSTINCT.”
JonesMag.com: How was Fashion Week for you?
Ciara: It was great. Unfortunately I thought I was going to see more shows. I didn’t get to though. But I did get to see Betsey Johnson and I really enjoyed her show.
JonesMag.com: What are you looking forward to buying this fall?
Ciara: Definitely leather, I’m really into leather. I love a nice leather jacket. I love leather from Balenciaga. I recently bought a pair of Miu Miu leopard pumps. I also got a Emilio Pucci jacket and a leather Hermes croc bag.
JonesMag.com: How would you describe your personal style?
Ciara: Urban chic. I like to keep it urban with a test of high end. (more…)