Ciara Says She Doesn’t Like Listening to Her Own Music & Fears Failure
By: Taren Vaughan
Ciara made it clear she wasn’t going to let the tough times she’s faced throughout her career stop her from pushing forward and cranking out new music for her diehard fans. The R&B singer dropped her fifth studio album “Ciara” and although the tracks “Body Party” and “I’m Out” featuring Nicki Minaj created a lot of buzz for the new album, CiCi’s latest project didn’t pull in big numbers leading Ciara to sell the album on Groupon. Ciara hasn’t let the criticism get to her though as she continues to be in good spirits and is very happy with how things are going with her relationship with rapper Future. As album sales may not be a concern of hers, Ciara admits the idea of failing is something that scares her. Ciara stopped by WPGC 95.5 for an interview with DJ Flexx and spoke about her new album, greatest fears and relationship with Future.
And when asked if she ever made a mistake during a performance on stage, Ciara admits she has slipped up before and reveals one of her most embarrassing moments during a live performance when she forgot the words to a Diana Ross song:
“I forgot the words. I was just recently performing at a really nice event, it was a private event. And it was like you know, some of my peers, Jamie Foxx to Pharrell and Mary J. Blige and just like people in our music were there. And sometimes when you’re around your own peers and friends, I don’t know why you’re like, you really wanna be on point because you know they know the words. And I was singing Diana Ross’ “Upside Down” and I repeated the first two bars like three times. It was weird. I messed up completely. But I just kept acting like it was all good.”
On what her biggest fear is, Ciara says:
“My biggest fear is failure. Failure, yeah. You know, I think it’s like, my biggest fear is failure…Yeah, I just fear failure. I fear like not being able to do a lot of things I want to do. And again, if I don’t give up, I’m gonna get somewhere.”
Ciara also says she doesn’t like listening to her own music because it makes her feel like she’s self-indulging and although she and Future both have busy schedules, they find a way to make time for love.
Peep Ciara’s interview below: