By Jasmine Washington
Ciara became #relationshipgoals after she recovered from her failed engagement with Future and began a new life with her husband Russell Wilson. Social media was so proud to see the singer bounce back from a very messy breakup and land what appeared to be her very own fairytale romance. Despite all of the love Cici acquired online throughout her new relationship, the singer has somehow managed to ruffle the feathers of social media users with a recent Twitter post.
The drama began when Ciara wrote #LevelUp as the caption for a meme of Pastor John Gray preaching a sermon on the character of a wife and women who walk in the spirit of a girlfriend.
— Ciara (@ciara) January 20, 2018
Almost instantly, Ciara’s mentions were filled with people slamming her using her new role as a wife to shame single women.
Ciara. Sweetie. I’m so sorry but John Gray is wrong. John is literally giving license for men to treat women badly bc they aren’t “wife material”
What happened to you was wrong, but it wasn’t bc of you having a “girlfriend” spirit and not one of a “wife” https://t.co/EdMNDr978w
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) January 21, 2018
Ciara telling women to “Level up” and live “like a wife” so they can b married is astounding to me. Didn’t you need grace, mercy & compassion when you were being dragged up and down the Internet for the Future situation? How quickly ppl forget when they reach a perch of privilege
— CiCi Adams (@CiCiAdams_) January 21, 2018
Ciara’s playing a dangerous game. You should never, no matter how perfect your relationship/marriage appears to be, sit on a throne and tell people why they’re not romantically successful. You can be the queen of the ball today and have cake in your face tomorrow!
— January 29th (@KevCoke6) January 21, 2018
Me: *is rooting for Ciara to win*
Ciara: Y’all females need to act like a wife and not a girlfriend so you can get a man
— Hyphy Wifey (@DopeChubbyChick) January 21, 2018
I saw the video Ciara posted and I just laughed. She’s really acting like a woman who never thought she was gonna get married so being a wife is a huge deal and part of her identity now. I’ve seen several women act like that after securing a ‘Mrs.’ title
— DarkSkintDostoyevsky (@daniecal) January 21, 2018
Every so often, Ciara does something that reminds you to be grateful for the time Rihanna got her ass together on Twitter.
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) January 21, 2018
I think we all could've guessed Ciara was going to be one of *those* women after she got married.
— Kimberly Nicole Foster (@KimberlyNFoster) January 21, 2018
So many women went so hard for Ciara during these Future-Ciara-Russell-Baby Future arguments and she just turned around and asked them why they ain't married gotdamn bruh. Cold game
— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh…. (@DragonflyJonez) January 21, 2018
Despite the backlash, there were a slew of supporters who came out uplifting Ciara in spite of the drama.
Ciara looking at her mentions… pic.twitter.com/sjUotHPHtb
— Alvin aqua Blanco (@Aqua174) January 21, 2018
And I took Ciara's repost not as a " I'm married now and y'all hoes still single". I took it as her realizing that she's deserving of love and that she had to require much more bc men play stupid but they're capable of moving beyond bare minimum
— Poundcake. (@themellosmooth) January 21, 2018
Ciara told us seeesters to LEVEL UP and all the bouzens and brokies got upset pic.twitter.com/iMh3W3jE5u
— Jessie Woo (@Jessiewoo_) January 21, 2018
Here are the facts:
1. Ciara didn’t TELL y’all to get married or in anyway insinuate that she was better then anyone’s who isn’t married.
2. The pastor did NOT tell ALL women to do ANYTHING for a man to see your worth. He simply challenged you to check your own.
— Bridge♡ (@DntBurnUrBRIDGE) January 21, 2018
Ciara ain’t did shit but post the video and said level up, don’t settle
Y’all are so weird
— Yoruichi Uchiha (@LovePeaceMakini) January 21, 2018
Ciara’s GROWTH has nothing to do with her denying her past ….
Y’all heffas get mad at fellow women for trying to encourage you to do BETTER because you deserve better but you’re also upset when men degrade you
Y’all Just gotta play victim because Hoe is Life ♀️
— ✨Queen of Zamunda✨ (@JoyyUnSpeakable) January 21, 2018
There were even some Twitter users who saw the truth in both arguments.
Everyone has their ideas on how this shit works. Ciara says be a wife before youre a wife and everyone else says stop doing wife shit when you're just a girlfriend. I say do what works for you.
— XXXTensions (@eleven8) January 21, 2018
Ciara has yet to speak out publicly about the outrage and as it stands now, the tweet in question has yet to be deleted.
Being a mother clearly suits Ciara. Watch her open up about how it has influenced her new album.