New documents in a defamation suit claim the R&B singer’s ex is threatening her fiancé. How did their relationship go from marriage to murder?”>
What a time to be alive. Ciara and Futures ongoing legal battle has taken a turn for the homicidal. According to newly filed documents in her defamation lawsuit, Ciara is claiming that her ex has made murder threats against her current fianc, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
The R&B chanteuse specifically points to the rappers rhymes on his song Juice, which includes the lyrics, Tryna fuck my baby mama, dog whats up with you? / You gon make me get that heat, Im pulling up on you. She also cites a recent Instagram post of hisnow deletedfeaturing two football emojis with guns pointing at them. Following reports of Ciaras latest filing, Future took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon with a vague retort: Wish everyone could move on like me…thats my only wish.
The rappers wish came true a lot quicker than he probably expected, as news leaked that Ciara and Wilson are planning to tie the knot this Wednesday, July 6.
To trace these ex-lovers from marriage to murder, we have to go way back in timethree years. Once upon a time2013Ciara and Future were hip-hops It Couple. The rapper and singer titillated fans with relationship rumors for months, before they finally came out as cuffed. They even recorded a duet, Body Party. Once they threw this party for each others bodies, they decided to take it to the next level. With no need to squabble over who would take the others last name, Future popped the question and Ciara said yes. A few months later, the Goodies mastermind was showing off her baby bump on The View.
Unfortunately, it was only a couple more monthsand one ill-fated Brides magazine coverbefore their pre-matrimonial bliss hit a serious speed-bump. In keeping with the time-honored tradition of men sleeping with conveniently located women, Future allegedly cheated with his wardrobe consultant, Tyrina Lee. The rappers decision to invite another woman to his body party resulted in a broken engagement, and a whole lot of broken hearts.
In July 2015, Ciara and Russell Wilson went public with their new relationship. The alarmingly wholesome couple took amorous intensity to a whole new level, pledging not to sleep with one another until they were married. While the entertainment industry has had its share of fair weather virgins, from Nick Jonas to Britney Spears, Ciara and Wilson actually seemed resolute. Cleverly, the couple decided not to put too much pressure on their faith-based abstinence plan, announcing engagement plans after less than two years of dating.
After Future got outmaneuvered by the quarterback and his 16-carat commitment, the rapper turned to the petty playbook. Contradicting reports of infidelity, Future gave an interview insisting that he called [the engagement] off way before any cheating rumors came out. He added that he let rumors fly long after the split because he felt embarrassed for her. When asked about Wilson and Ciaras old school (old testament?) approach, Future replied, God told me something else. He aint tell me to wait. I guarantee you that. We prayed afterwards though. After we did it, we prayed. Thats a true story.
Naturally, Ciara had a few choice words regarding her exs un-Christian comments, tweeting, Some Person Is So Dishonest and Ignorant That They Dont Deserve A Response. Unfortunately, the disrespect just kept coming. The rapper sat down with The Breakfast Club to publicly shame his baby mama for letting Russell Wilson spend time with Future Jr., complaining, Of course I wouldnt want someone pushing my son. Like, thats the number one rule You know this dude for a few months and youre bringing him around your kid? Who does that? Nobody does that. The rappers insistence on berating his ex over her new relationship revealed a fundamental disrespect for the woman who gave birth to his sonnot to mention the iconic banger 1, 2 Step.
Of course, a round of unwarranted mudslinging wouldnt be complete without some gendered slurs. Future went there with his next diss, a Twitter rant labelling Ciara a bitch with control problems, alleging, I gotta go through lawyers to see babyfuturethe f–kery for 15k a month. A Ciara source quickly disputed the rappers claims, insisting that the singer has never prevented Future from seeing his son, and that Future uses the situation to promote his music by staying in the press using her name.
Faster than he could say someone hacked my Twitter, Future was served with a $15 million defamation suit, courtesy of the R&B kween. Adding insult to injury, Future countersued, claiming thatCiara didnt have a high enough public profile to be defamed and referring to her last album as a flop. After a judge awarded the parents joint custody in May, Future had the good sense to drophis case.
Unfortunately, Futures fans are even pettier than their idol. For a select group of hip-hop bros, Ciara is exactly the type of baby mama that needs to be taken to task. The singer reeks of independence, from her decision to keep dating after her first engagement failed, to her audacious request for sole custody. Thats that shit they dont like. When the May joint custody verdict came in, Twitter trolls heralded the decision as a major blow to Ciara, and karmic comeuppance for trying to bring another man into her babys life. In certain DS2-blasting corners of the internet, the R&B singer has been cast as a villain. In addition to the crime of replacing Future, shes charged with bad-mouthing her baby daddy and trying to take the successful rapper for all hes worth.
Of course, theres a gendered double standard at play here. Future probably cheated on his fianc, and yet shes the one whos out of line for dating a new guy after they split up. Meanwhile, the rapper has been far from celibate. Future called his baby mama a bitch in the press and yet, to hear Twitter bros tell it, Ciaras scheming merits all sorts of pejoratives. This is more than just hypocrisyits the eternal urge to shame female sexuality and police single mothers, amplified by social media. Unfortunately for Ciara and also everyone, internet misogyny, much like this never-ending legal battle, isnt going anywhere.
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