Ciara On Owning Her Masters ‘I No Longer Felt Creatively Handcuffed’

It sure doesnt feel like it but yes  Ciara has been in the game for 15 years!

The singer dropped her debut studio album Goodies on Sept. 28, 2004. It featured hit songs like “Goodies”, “Oh” and “1,2 Step.”

And now, she’s schooling us on how it’s done as years later, she owns the masters to her music. She said during a recent interview,

“It’s an incredible chapter. It’s pretty cool to know you’re out here running around and hustlin’ and bustlin’ and you’re not only performing songs you wrote, but you also own the masters to those songs.”

She added that it’s all a dream come true.

“I used to dream about that while being signed to a label. I was like, the day that I get a chance, I want to own my own masters. I want to do it differently. Because after a while you kind of get frustrated with having to go through the same process — when you believe in something, when you have a vision for it, but the person who makes the decisions doesn’t share the same vision. When I got the chance, I actually wasn’t even planning on doing it in that moment.”

Ciara, who launched her own record label, Beauty Marks Entertainment, added that her chance to own her music came with the successful release of “Level Up” in June 2018.

“This was the moment I was waiting for and it’s like God gave it to me. It was the best feeling in the world. I no longer felt creatively handcuffed.”

As for being in the game so long, she said,

“It’s special. It’s kind of surreal — it’s like pinching myself, and going, ‘This is literally 15 years ago.’ Like, 15 years ago sounds so far away. To see this generation dancing to that song like it’s a new song, and it’s falling right into the pocket of what’s happening now, it’s kind of crazy. It also shows you the cycle of music and how different times repeat themselves all over again.”

“I feel motivated, like when I was younger. Everything happened so fast. Literally one song was No. 1, one song was top three, next song was top three. Naturally, you can kind of just keep rolling with it versus soaking in the moment when it’s happening.”

“I’ve started working on enjoying the moments when they happen, and not looking for the next moment so fast.”

Kandi Burruss The Highest-Paid On ‘Real Housewife Of Atlanta!?

We all know Kandi Burruss is all about her BAG! Being that this is one of the most popular “Real Housewives” franchises, Burruss is bringing in the most dough if you ask her co-star Kenya Moore. 

Moore set the record straight during an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show Tuesday (Nov. 5). When asked if she was after her arch nemesis Nene Leakes’s paycheck, Moore said she has her own money. She also shut down Wendy Williams’s statement that Leakes is the top-billed star of the show.

“That’s not true. Kandi makes the most money, okay? So if I was coming for anybody’s purse and bag, it would be Kandi’s.”

She added,

“Kandi is the real HBIC of that show.”

Other than NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss is the longest-running cast member of the show as she joined in the second season. But considering Leakes break during season 8, she and Burruss are pretty much neck and neck when it comes to time on the show.

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Solange And Husband Alan Ferguson SPLIT After 11 Years Together: ‘A N*gga Ain’t Perfect’

Rumors have been swirling for quite some time, but now it’s official official — Solange and Alan Ferguson have separated after being together 11 years .

They met in 2008 after being introduced by Janelle Monae and eventually got married in 2014.

Solange took to Instagram to share a note on life and confirm their separation.

She writes:

the past 2 years have brought me more physical and spiritual transition and evolution than ever before
my body left me with no choice but to listen and be still
within that stillness i begin my journey in confronting my worst enemy, fear.
ive lived my best and worst moments in front of the lens and gaze of the world since i was a teenager. ive always tried to live in my truth no matter how ugly or full of love it is. ive also tried to carve out the space to protect my heart, and my life as it unfolds, evolves, and changes. 11 years ago i met a phenomenal man who changed every existence of my life. early this year we separated and parted ways, (and tho it ain’t nan no body business ?) i find it necessary to protect the sacredness of my personal truth and to live in it fully just as I have before and will continue to do. it is unfair to not have power of your own story as you shape and mold and rewrite it yourself. a nigga ain’t perfect, but im leaning into the fear of the unknown and all the glory and power i know exist within god and the universes grace. may all of your transitions no matter how big or small, be kind to you and filled with incredible love and light!

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