Ciara: “I have asked and I pray that my label will release me.”

Last week the internet and blogger-sphere were set a blaze when rumors starting swirling that Pop artist Ciara was being dropped from Jive Records, after her lastest album entitled Basic Instinct failed to impress her fans. Take a look at what @Ciara had to say about those rumors after the Heartbeat.

To my fans:

This week the net has been a buzz of the rumor that I have been dropped from my label. At this point that rumor is false.. It is true that I have asked and I pray that my label will release me. I have had some great times and success with my label, but sometimes like all great things, its at that point where I feel we don’t share the same views on who I am as a artist. The past two albums have been very frustrating for me. At times there were songs I chose to lead a project and I was ignored!

This project, I even tried to get Gimmie Dat started I spent tens of thousands of my own money only to hear the radio pds tell me my label didn’t want the song played. I even spent more than one hundred thousand dollars out of my pocket on the video to bring my vision to it and still no label support. I do understand that some labels are not financially supporting their artists and I have become one of them. You, my fans, know that I strive to do my best to deliver to my you the best songs and creative vision I possibly can.

I’m dedicated to my music, performance and to my fans! I’ve tried to be a team player with the label only to have compromised what I truly believed.. And was not given the right opportunity to promote and inform my fans of the release of this album..I have so much of me as a artist I still want to give to the world and my fans. A release would allow me to go be creative with people who care and understand me as a artist. In a short time, I will be able to bring to you a new music energy and a visual excitement! Thank you so much for standing by me through the good, bad, and the confusion. I love you all.

Love Ciara

Oh the same artist yet different subject, I wonder who was the moving force (or the lack there of) behind Ciara’s movie Mama I want to sing that was later release straight to youtube dvd. But don’t bother looking for it now, the video has been removed. I really wish @Ciara well in all her future endeavors.


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