During an interview with Us Weekly, Ciara discussed motherhood with baby Future, but things went sour when the magazine created an entirely different story.
It's being reported that songstress Ciara's broken up with her fiancé Future due to infidelity. However, in recent interviews, Ciara's been more focused on talking about the birth of son Future Zahir Wilburn and the impact of motherhood on her life.
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Before the news of possible split broke, she spoke to Us Weekly about motherhood on August 12.
"I think that when you become a mom… you don't really worry about the small stuff." Taking care of her 3-month-old's created "more expressive place" for her to work in and through. Leaving her to feel "much more clairvoyant” and centered.
And she discusses the blessings of life brought by the deep bond. "I want to be one of those moms and women that when I look back, I know that I always stayed focused."
The changes in life haven't distracted her from career goals either.
"And I still have to accomplish those goals, but now that I have a child, I have more goals to accomplish. So I can't waste time. I have to go for it." Future's "pushing me harder, and forward."
In the studio, Ciara's been hard at work with the likes of Dr. Luke and Atlanta-based Mike Will (whose work with 2 Chainz, Future, and Ciara's "Body Party").
She's also not willing to give up on her own self-perception just because she had a baby she adores. "Moms can be fresh, fly and young, and that’s the kind of mom I want to be."
The 28-year-old embraces the role of being a working mother, too. "It's a good challenge" that manages to not lose "focus of what your goal is."
Motherhood's something she finds fulfilling, too. "I wouldn’t trade it for the world, and I'm very, very happy."
Ciara very clearly proves you don't need to sacrifice one life path for another.
As for those rumors about a break up, Ciara is refuting the claims. BET offers a clearer picture of what the singer really meant.
The "I'm Out" singer first tweeted, then deleted a message to the magazine, blasting back at the rumors. "@usweekly I did not do this interview with you! This is a lie, and tasteless! Must you be that thirsty to create a story?! Unbelievable!"
Her next tweet provided more information.
"Be CLEAR @usweekly. I interviewed with your Beauty Editor about Degree & Mtv HOS. U manipulated my words & took the interview for sensation." The singer is working with MTV's House of Style as a spokeswoman for the "Do More" Degree Women campaign
E! Online explains the mission of the campaign and why the “1, 2 Step” vocalist joined. "Ciara has teamed up with Degree to help support, encourage and motivate women, inspire them to do what they love and work hard for their goals."
And that does mesh with the quotes the Georgian gave to Us. So who's telling the truth? Seems easy to answer.
As I Said, Thirsty!!— Ciara (@ciara) August 14, 2014