Ciara Didn’t Pose Nude
Goodies singer tell MTV she is very upset...
Ciara has denied that she posed fully nude for Vibe magazine regardless of what Vibe may say.
The Goodies singer is not happy with the editors of the popular magazine for making her "artistic" cover look like she was posing nude. In the October edition of the Hip Hop/R&B magazine, it looks as though Ciara is squatting naked wearing nothing but heels.
Vibe's Editor in Chief Danyel Smith recently told New York's KISS-FM radio station, that the pictures were not meant to be in anyway disrespectful and were "striking and beautiful"
"I'm actually really sad. Almost any photo you see on the cover of Vibe or any magazine is airbrushed (to some degree). What I was thinking of doing, actually, was releasing the untouched photos (on Vibe's) website, so people can see what the hullabaloo (fuss) is all about. I have so much respect for Ciara, and Ciara was so happy when she pitched this idea to us, and the photos are actually striking and beautiful.
It was pitched to me in a way that it was time (for her) to grow up and be beautiful and be free and be all the things she wanted to be."
Ciara who was paired up with rapper/singer Bow Wow for some time told MTV.com:
"I think, at this point, I'd rather just be quiet about things such as that (the 'nude' shoot) but I definitely want to make it clear that I was going in to do something artistic, and I was upset that when I saw the photos, everything was gone.
"I walked into the Vibe photo shoot very excited about making an artistic expression," she said. "And when I saw the photos, I was a little bothered because the photos appear as if I was nude, and I wasn't nude. I reached out to [Smith] " I sent her a letter " and I was a little upset, too, in the fact that she didn't respond to me, and that happened prior to me reading her quote on the Internet.
That definitely bothered me, just because of the fact that I wasn't nude. I walked into the photo shoot to do an artistic photo shoot, so I was excited about that. I just didn't like the fact that I saw the picture and now, stuff is gone."
Ciara insists that she knows what pictures were taken and is upset with the 'airbrushed' outcome.
"I know what was there, I know what was taken, and I know what was done. And then to look at the book and go, 'It's gone' " it was just very upsetting to me," she said.
"It's very, very upsetting and somewhat misleading."