Ciara on Russell Wilson, his kids and all the right diapers
21. What is the best advice you have ever received?
Sometimes in business you have to play along to be a game changer. This is good advice for me.
22. What is your favorite karaoke song?
[Sings] “A scrub is a guy who thinks he flies… I don’t want a scrub. A scrub is a guy who can’t get any love from me. It’s a good little moment of recovery.
23. Who is the most famous contact you have on your phone?
The most famous ? It’s a bit tricky. I have the impression that it is difficult to answer, [Laughs]. Let’s just say that she is someone I really respect and that she is like a big sister to me.
24. When did you first realize you were famous?
The first time I heard my song “Goodies” on the radio. I was driving in the drive-thru and my song was on Hot 107.9. My song was banging and they were exaggerating it when they presented it. I was like, “Wow, it’s me. This is crazy,” and I think I started to cry. My eyes started to cry.
25. What’s the best thing that happened to you in 2021?
Well, there have been some really good things. We’re not there yet, but Russ and I are about to [celebrate] our fifth birthday which is really cool and our kids are celebrating their birthday and it’s pretty amazing and magical.
26. Which of your music videos was the most fun to create?
This is a difficult question ! You know, I really loved doing “Lose Control” with Missy Elliott. It’s actually his song. It’s our song together. It was really crazy. It was really trippy. Obviously having him on set with me for “1, 2 Step” was really special and magical. “Level Up” was really fun too. I flew to New Zealand to do this video and worked with Parris Goebel and his dancers there and we were really like dumbbells about it. I learned the routine in about 48 hours and we turned around and shot the video very late at night at this really cool museum over there. It was really simple, but really fun. I loved the routine we were doing too and it also marked a very special moment in my career as it was my first single which I put under my new label Beauty Marks Entertainment so that it would be forever very meaningful. and special to me, especially knowing what the song “Level Up” meant to me. It was still difficult to answer. I don’t have just one.
27. Finally, is there something on your to-do list that you still want to achieve?
Yeah, for sure! I have always said that becoming a billionaire is one of my ultimate goals and I still believe in that goal and that dream. And my biggest mission is to make an impact [others] through it all to always be at the forefront of everything I do. I have an attitude why not you, so I tell myself why not? But I would like to do a little more acting. There are places I want to travel. I have not traveled to India. I want to go to India. I want to go to Giraffe Manor someday. I want to eat with the giraffes. There are so many things I want to do. I can go on and on, but everything is from business to some cool personal things that I want to do for myself to feed my soul.
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