R&B singer and dancer extraordinaire Ciara is taking a decidedly new direction with her latest release 'Fantasy Ride,' which some see as a rip-off of Beyonce's current style. But the 23-year-old Atlanta native is tired of the comparisons and sees them as a waste of her time.
"I don't think there's really anything to address. I think it's very, very funny," Ciara said in a recent interview. "You know what my response is to that? For the ones that have something negative to say, they must have really enjoyed it that much to go and nitpick it."
In her latest video the singer wears a black leotard and metallic glasses similar to those worn by Beyonce in both her 'Single Ladies' and 'Diva' videos.
"My references were clearly inspired from shows that I've actually seen. It goes to show how creative we can be and how close the worlds are. I did my first video with my metal outfit. I was inspired by Thierry Mugler.
"From my understanding, Beyonce is using Thierry Mugler for her tour. It just is what it is. It's very petty to me. That's also the definition of a person having too much time on their hands to do nothing. That's how I look at that."
Ciara went on to say that the concept behind her new album is more eclectic than her previous efforts. On 'Fantasy Ride' she plays a superhero character named Super C. While on stage as the character she is more animated and tests the boundaries of her dance abilities.
"Super C is a star, and basically the superpower of Super C is that she's a chameleon," the singer told the BoomBox last month. "It's not my alter ego, but it's who I am. I say that because on stage everything is intensified this go-round, and I'm trying to do a lot of cool things with my body -- bend my body, stretch my body in crazy ways -- and that's Super C that's coming out."
Although the album has seen several pushbacks, 'Fantasy Ride' will officially hit stores May 5 and feature the singles 'Never Ever' and 'Love Sex Magic.'