Ciara, who is pregnant with baby #2 with her husband Russell Wilson, covers Harpers Bazaar, and inside the mag, the singer opens up about being an advocate for prayer, and silence when folks say negative things about you, and the singer also opens up about her husband, and biggest cheerleader Russell Wilson.
One of the greatest things about Russell, Ciara shares, is how he supports her:
“When you know they’re going to be your champion, always in the corner…” I joke that her quarterback is a cheerleader, and she agrees. It’s too rare to have straight men back us up, I say. “If someone’s not supporting you and your vision and your dreams,” Ciara agrees, “—whether it’s your relationship partner, your friend, whomever, then you’ve got to make sure to keep it moving. If people aren’t lifting you up, even if you’re the strongest person in the world, eventually it does chip away at you. You don’t even realize that you’re losing yourself. And that’s the scariest place to be in life… I don’t want to lose myself. I love myself too much. I love life too much.”
On our chaotic political climate, she says,
“The world’s actually coming together—we’re more socially engaged than ever before.”
She advocates for prayer and silence,
“Because when you’re still, you can hear a lot, see a lot.” Ciara doesn’t take the bait when online trolls try to pit female artists against each other. (Twitter haters recently went so far as to try and start a pregnancy-off between her an Beyoncé.) Ciara says she and fellow artists mount a unified defense. “There’s this unspoken word: love. When you meet successful, powerful women, you show each other love, because it is a tough environment.”