Ciara tells Essence she has “evolved as a woman” and “Sorry” may very well be her most vulnerable song to date. “I literally had to stop myself from crying when I was writing it.”
ESSENCE.com: Is it safe to assume the song is about 50 Cent or Amar’e Stoudemire? CIARA: It’s safe to assume that the song is about someone that I really loved. [Amar'e] was a sweetheart to me, but it’s definitely not about him. ESSENCE.com: Is this someone famous?
CIARA: It’s someone that I really loved. They’ll know who they are when they hear the song.
ESSENCE.com: Who will be people think you’re talking about once they hear the song?
CIARA: People always create their own stories based on their interpretations of what something is. I guess for me more than anything it’s just a real song from my heart that was real to me.
ESSENCE.com: What if he had said sorry, would that have changed anything?
CIARA: In my case the person knew that they were wrong but had so much pride and ego that they didn’t want to feel like they were wrong. If a person uses the word sorry loosely then of course it loses its value. I believe you shouldn’t have to tell a man what they’re supposed to say. A real man to me shouldn’t be afraid to say sorry. It would have meant so much from that person because they never said anything like that.
ESSENCE.com: The title of the album One Woman Army is pretty tough.
CIARA: It was the best title to help me express where I am as a woman. It does represent independence but it’s not overly independent. I talk about needing a soldier; someone that’s going to stand on the frontline with me. It summarizes everything that I’ve been through and everywhere I want to go as a woman.
Ciara’s One Woman Army is scheduled to hit shelves on December 4th.
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