Ciara Says Critics Hold Her to a Double Standard With Future's Son
Ciara appeared on CBS This Morning today and didn't mince her words as she discussed both her past relationship with rapper Future and her current relationship with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
"It's been very interesting to hear what a lot of guys have had to say," Ciara said, alluding to the many men criticizing her on social media for openly spending time with both Wilson with her son Future Zahir Wilburn. "I feel like in a sense it's a bit of a double standard, because when we were together, I took care of his kids as well.
"I was involved [with Future's children] very early in the stage of us getting to know each other," she added. "It's kind of like, 'Well, what's the difference here?' I think that even for the men that were outspoken, it's like, wouldn't you want someone to love on your child, or love on the child that you are speaking about?"
Ciara also addressed her social media critics (and indirectly, Future, who has been vocal about his dislike of Russell Wilson's presence in his son's life). "To the guys who have such an opinion, know your facts! I did reach out to [Future] for him and Russell to speak and he didn't want to talk to me. You know, we didn't get to talk, and so that was that. I don't know what more they would expect for me to do than just live my life, and that's what I'm doing."
On the topic of her and Russell Wilson's celibacy, she says she doesn't think that Wilson intended to share that part of their relationship with the world, given that he was having an "organic conversation" in a church. "It's a great challenge; I can definitely say that," she says, adding that the decision was about religion but also about "wanting to love each other, really wanting to know each other, really wanting to build and grow a solid foundation, because [sex] is the cherry on top. You know, sometimes I think that can also cloud your emotions and you can kind of not really get to see a person for who they are, so we are challenging ourselves."
Watch the full interview below: