Ciara reacts to backlash after ‘shaming’ single women on Twitter


Ciara sympathised with single women in her statement responding to the backlash (Instagram)

R&B singer Ciara has responded to criticism after being accused of shaming single women on Twitter.

The Body Party singer sparked outrage when she retweeted a video of Pastor John Gray delivering a sermon on how he believes single women should find a husband.

In the video which Ciara, 32, controversially captioned “#LevelUp. Don’t settle”, Gray says: “Too many women want to be married but you’re walking in the spirit of ‘girlfriend’.”

He adds: “Here’s what the scripture says: ‘He who finds a good wife, finds a good thing’.

#LevelUp. Don’t Settle.

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“It didn’t say: ‘He who finds a good girl who he’s attracted to, who he then begins to date, who he then calls his girlfriend, who he then buys a ring, proposes and makes her his fiancee, who he then marries later, who becomes his wife.”

Delivering another divisive statement, Gray states: “You’re not a wife when I marry you, you’re a wife when I find you. You become my wife when I find you.”

Fans of Ciara, who is married to NFL player Russell Wilson, were shocked that she would support such a sentiment.

Wasn’t Gonna Let My Broke Nail Mess Up This Sweet Photo Of My Hubby and I 🤣❤️ #FunTimes

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Many noted that Ciara was famously labelled the fourth “baby mother” of her ex rapper fiance Future, with whom she shares son Future Zahir. Their two-year relationship was shrouded in scandal with multiple reports that Future, 34, had cheated on the singer throughout their romance.

Ciara reacted to the intense criticism on Sunday (21 January) after becoming a trending topic on Twitter. The singer posted a statement on social media, which read: “I was one that girl wanting to be loved a certain way bit was making the wrong choices. I found myself at my lowest moment.


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“I was a single mom sitting at home, and then I realized that the perfect love I was looking for was how God loves me, how He wants me to be loved, and who He was calling me to be as a mom and a woman. That’s when I realized married of not married… I needed to love myself. #LevelUp.”

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