Ciara tells the TRUTH and the internet explodes
A few days ago on Sunday morning, I woke up to find that Pop singer Ciara had broken the internet! I jumped on Twitter to see what all of the fuss was about. Did she drop a new single? Did she FINALLY post a picture of her and Russell’s baby (like SERIOUSLY, it’s been a year! Let us see that baby Sis!)? sent Twitter into a feeding frenzy that is JUST now starting to die down over 48 hours later! So just what did the pop princess tweet that made an army of women come for Ciara’s neck?
“#LevelUp . Don’t settle.” -@Ciara
The tweet also included a very popular video clip of Pastor John Gray that cautions women against walking in the “Spirit of Girlfriend”. Many women were immediately incensed and felt that Ciara was judging single women, or trying to make herself appear to be better than single women. Some felt that she was insinuating that marriage was a determining factor of a woman’s worth (including her own) and that her tweet was “dangerous”. Others harped on Pastor’s Gray’s message saying that they were tired of hearing pastors always telling women what they should do, but never addressing men. *The full video addresses women AND men by the way (even though he was speaking at a women's conference). Take a listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFpHCBubf_E
*sigh* If you've already read my book "Virtue Chic: Classy Takes Center Stage", then you know that I don't find a SINGLE thing wrong with what this girl said! It really is sad how much people just HATE hearing the butt-naked truth and want to be coddled in this present day and age! Knowing Ciara’s back story, this tweet shouldn’t have caused ANY ruckus whatsoever! Here is a young woman who was once engaged to a very popular rapper, with whom she had a son, only to discover that he was cheating on her not long after the baby was born. All of this played out very publicly in what had to have been a VERY humiliating ordeal, ESPECIALLY since many people were against the relationship in the first place. Her then fiancé, already had at least 3 or 4 “baby mama’s” before Ciara, so the writing was on the wall so to speak. No one was shocked when Future did what his track record should have told Ciara that he would do and broke her heart!
After some time passed, Ciara found love again with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The two publicly shared that they were practicing abstinence until marriage. They made several lovey-dovey public appearances, and eventually tied the knot. To say that Ciara “leveled up” in the romance department is the understatement of the century!! And after regaining her confidence in herself and moving forward after such a low point in her life, I’m sure that she just wanted to share her testimony and encourage other young women who are in the same shoes she once occupied. I am also thinking that this could be a subtle hint at a new single entitled “Level Up” (which would be DOPE)!
Ciara’s response a few days after the media firestorm pretty much confirms my thoughts on her good intentions behind the tweet:
Bottom line: When you see yourself the way that God sees you, you will be inspired to #LevelUp in EVERY area of your life and you will attract God’s very best for your life. #LevelUp or settle. It’s your choice. Choose wisely.