Ciara has some bad news for fans. The singer announced late last week that she was canceling her spring Jackie Tour, to work on her seventh album.
“Unfortunately, my upcoming tour is moving again,” the “Body Party” singer noted on her Facebook page. “I’m currently in the process of making the best album of my career! I want to give all of you an incredible show… A show that you deserve! Therefore, I gotta stay focused in the studio and commit myself to this new music.”
For people who actually paid for tickets, we know they have to be livid as this is not the first or second time she’s postponed/cancelled her tour. According to Billboard, after completing the first leg of her Jackie Tour last summer, she announced that the second leg would launch in November. Those dates were then postponed until March.
Her last studio effort, Jackie, dropped in March of 2015 with its first single being “I Bet”.
Named after her mother Jackie Harris, it debuted at number 17 on the US Billboard 200 and sold 19,900 copies in its first week. But despite being her lowest selling album, she still felt like it was her best work. “I can now see the world through her eyes and I know what it’s like to be a mom,” she said about the introspective post-Future breakup album in a statement. “I am a mini Jackie and it’s that simple.”
In the year since the album dropped, the 30-year-old has been in the headlines more for her personal business than music. She began dating Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in April 2015, making their first public appearance at a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C.
From the beginning the relationship angered her ex-fiance and father of her son, rapper Future. And more recently she decided to slam him with a $15 million defamation and slander lawsuit based on Future’s past interviews and Twitter rants against her and Wilson.
If we can give one piece of advice to Ci Ci for this next project: Focus on the music. Because when the drama of your personal life becomes more entertaining than your craft, that’s a sign that one should completely hang it up.