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In a cover interview with Billboard magazine this month, Ciara revealed her break up with longtime manager Phillana Williams. I reached out to several of my sources for the details on what happened between the two longtime friends. What I learned surprised me because, apparently, Ciara is not the person we thought she was.

It's beginning to look like Ciara's sweet public persona was a carefully cultivated front for something darker.

When I first heard these allegations about Ciara, I thought long and hard about putting them out there. Ciara is a friend of this site and she was one of the few celebs whose reputation seemed infallible. But on the other hand, I can't show favoritism while dishing dirt on every other celebrity, can I?

According to one of my sources, Ciara fired Williams mainly because she failed to create the "supermodel" image that Ciara so desperately wanted. My source said Ciara is "obsessed" with the successes of both Beyonce and Rihanna, and get this, Ciara believes she's bigger than both of them.

Friends say Ciara has gone "beyond Hollywood" and that her unrealistic desire to be a superstar on the level of Beyonce, is beginning to distance her from her closest friends. "All of Ciara's people were brought in by Phillana," said the source, who added, "Ciara's people LOVED Phillana. They are heartbroken that she's gone"

The source, who belongs to Ciara's close circle of friends, puts the blame for Ciara's change in attitude squarely on the shoulders of her boyfriend, rapper 50 Cent. "She really believes she's doing something by dating him," said the source. "She sees the both of them as a superstar couple on the level of Jay Z and Beyonce or Chris Brown and Rihanna. They can't even leave the house because [he's afraid] people are out to kill him," said the source. "Who would want to date a man who has to wear a bulletproof vest everywhere he goes? Ciara has lost her mind!"



The source described the atmosphere surrounding Ciara as "tense" and her entourage as "walking on egg shells around her." As an example of Ciara's fragile ego, the source described an incident during Riihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad tour late last year.

Ciara, who didn't have a stylist with her on tour, called her management from the road angrily demanding that a stylist be hired for her and a whole new wardrobe sent to her hotel. Ciara was livid at all the attention Rihanna was receiving from the blogs and Ci thought Rihanna's style was the reason.

"She obsessed with [the blogs]," said the source. "She stays on the blogs 24/7. [Ciara says] 'why am I not on here? Why aren't they talking about me?'", said the source. According to the source, other celebrities don't know what to make of Ciara's dark side. "Big time celebrities don't want to work with her because she's a beast. They're wondering what's wrong with her," said the source.

Ciara is set to release her third album,“Fantasy Ride” in November. But, according to my source, Ciara's last album, 2006's Ciara: The Evolution, flopped because she tried to take her image in a completely different direction. "Her fans knew Ciara for her dancing, her baggy jeans and her Timbs, but she wanted to be Beyonce," said the source. "Ciara picked the songs [for Evolution]. She sat down with Phillana and Phillana asked, 'so, what are your goals for this album?' and Ciara said, 'I want to be a supermodel'".

Williams helped CiCi secure a contract with the Wilhelmina Model agency, but Ciara still wasn't satisfied. A recent effort to increase paparazzi interest in her by staging candid photos of Ci at a recording studio, failed. "What celebrity leaves the studio and goes outside to a Coke machine?," said the source.

  • brwnsugga4you

    I can’t show favoritism while dishing dirt on every other celebrity, can I?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    sandra, stop it ok!

  • iscream

    SAD what she needs to be doing is taking some singing lessons cause her live show SUCKS! Too bad we can't combine her and RiRi she has the moves RiRi has some type of voice... even together they are no Bey... sorry cici I would be mad 2 if I was you...

    You want press see Lisa Raye... Turn this mother out., or get pregnant., have 50 marry you and go public with it... I don't know what to tell you bytch you got more money than I'll probably ever see. Be happy!

  • JustSaying

    I can't beleive this right now. I need more peps.

  • http://www.crys-thecrystalmethod.blogspot.com/ Crys

    i vote SEX TAPE - that'll do it!

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    HUMMM.....WHY IS THIS POSTED UNDER MONICA & TINY....

    WONDER IF IT'S THE CLUE TO THE SOURCE......

  • http://www.crys-thecrystalmethod.blogspot.com/ Crys

    and she is looking awfully paris hiltonish on that cover......

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    All this just because Ciara has decided to get a new manager? It happens. What works for her and 50 is their business. The one and only thing I like about him is that he maintains a low profile so if Ciara is cool with that then great for them. It's too bad you have turned on her for a run of the mill business decision.

  • BayArea

    Well she got her story!!! Maybe she should have stayed with Bow Weezy!

  • katgirl33

    LMAO

    Ain't no DAMN body trying to kill 50?!?!!?!?! Hell to the naw....

    I know Ciara ain't letting the Ding Dong take over her mind is she? LOL LOL

    And to answer your question: "But on the other hand, I can’t show favoritism while dishing dirt on every other celebrity, can I?"

    No you certainly cannot...so stop illin on Beyonce....LOL The stuff on her this week was BOO TAY!

    ;)

  • mizzdallas

    How come this doesnt surprises me, lately she has been looking booblehead crackish, I know that she is competive and theres nothing wrong with that, Ci-Ci has two albums out and she still hasnt hit the pop=appeal audicence she so desire to have, some people just not meant to cross-over. I do want Ci-Ci to have success with her music but because she doesnt have a strong voice and cant sing live, that will be the end of her music career but if she married 50cent and have his big headed babies then she will be the a rich byiatch!!!

  • Kymystry

    This wasn't about Ciara at all .. it was another Sandra's tirade on her fav subject .. No Good Black men .. she blames all this on Fiddy .. not on Ciara ..

    If Ciara Does read blogs ... she would have read LONG AGO .. SHE CAN'T SING ... She is an entertainer .. NO RANGE .. can Dance .. and thats about it ..

    supermodel HA !... she looks like a BOY with a hella Weave on.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    This sounds like a bunch of bullsh*t! Like she’s made they aren’t gossiping about her in the blogs.
    If she wanted BLOG FAME it’s easy-

    1. Have two kids and get engaged (for hella long) to a nobody rapper

    2. Where Louis bags and Louboutin shoes out everywhere

    3. Have a 1-day long reality show

    4. Get a short hair cut and swoop your bangs to the opposite side every-other day so people think it’s a “new style”

    5. Become First Lady of the Turks and Caicos Islands

    6. Wear dirty clothes and call yourself a “fashion icon”

    7. Promise to give blog sites exclusives to your new video
    then don’t do it

    8. Become a convicted felony, get arrested with hella firearms, then snitch to get 1-year and community service

    9. Take a picture for a hair color product with a lace front wig, then Photoshop your skin 5 shades lighter

    10. Run for president

    Then, VIOLA! Instant Blog fame!
    [...well, at least Sandra Rose fame! :P ]

  • Kymystry

    *** Applause *** to HunE .. ** Applause**

    You forgot .. be a "manly man" in Pastries.

    *** APPLAUSE *** ...

  • http://myspace.com/sfh50millionpounds mj

    "I can’t show favoritism while dishing dirt on every other celebrity"
    Sanrda you got jokes I see

  • LADYTEA

    was somebody suppose to go crazy over those two shots above in the orange dress?? Not a good look, it look grunge or drabe!! not feeling it. is she model material? in my opinion NO! what people don't understand is what's for someone else is not for you, stop worrying about what Bee and Rhianna have going on and concentrate on being the best she can possibly be, with the talent she has.. And if those photo's were staged, they could have looked way better than that.

  • cinnamonkisses97

    LOL @ Hun , very funny !!!!!

  • http://stylerazzi.blogspot.com stylerazzi

    If her new "hip-hop opera" sounding song she has featuring Ludacris is any indication of the real Ciara then she definitely has a "darker" and more weird side than we were all previously aware of!!!!! They played it this morning on Hot 107.9 and I was left scratching my head like WTF? Especially after Luda's verse where he eluded to the fact that he and CiCi were a couple and he was flying her to private islands to escape the paparazzi!!!!!!!! I gave the entire song a mean side eye!!!!

  • dblaq

    She can hire me as management and I would instruct her to do a sex tape

  • Brit

    Sandra you know this is a damn lie!! The reason Ciara fired Philana's lame ass is because she wasn't doing her job. She did decent helping Ciara become a urban star, but that's not enough. Now Ciara has the great manager that she deserves. Philana needs to go focus on that flop Tiffany Evans now! Oh and FYI Sandra "The Evolution" is double platinum, that's hardly a flop. Also if Ciara is so mean and crazy then tell me why is it that Every celeb who talks about her always has nothing but good things to say about her?

  • butternutSquash

    HunE, Kym:
    I bow down... I'm done... that was a giant hella laugh I just had b/c of ya bad azzes!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    Dang Brit! Say what you REALLY mean! lol
    (Good points! Kudos!!)

  • browni007

    I think Fiddy need to hit it some more she has absolutely too much idol time. And you could always audition for ANTM.

  • Bubbles

    This sounds like a "fired management company scorned" type deal.

    Nice try Philana but that was a bit too obvious.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    1. her feet are friggin huge!!
    2. HunE, u are a mess

  • Brit

    Thank you HunE

    @Bubbles it sounds like that to me too. Either that or Sandra is just making it up.

  • Kymystry

    NOW CAN WE GET SOME GAT DANG WOOD ? ! ? ! ? ! ? !

  • brooklynisis

    Um why is she dressed like that in the studio?

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    brooklynisis Says:

    Um why is she dressed like that in the studio?
    _____________________

    STUDIO? You talking about that orange dress? It looks like she's at the back of a Jr. High School!

  • katgirl33

    I thought the performers themselves were repsonsible for making themselves stars, not putting that on the manager.....

    If she can't sing live, and folks den got hip to the game, then that's her fault she ain't blew up, not her manager's....

    I would be mad if I bought a CD and it was the Bomb, only to go see that same person live, and they sucked......

  • Brit

    brooklynisis, she wasn't at the studio in those pics she was at a photoshoot.

    katgirl33 If the performer was totally responsible for becoming a star then what would be the purpose on having a team behind them? The team is responsible for directing the performer correctly.

  • teecee

    this is a im get u back biotch smear campaign.
    so she moved on and shes a diva,
    hell name me one star who isnt.

    lmcao @ hune916. lol

  • shhhh

    This has got to be the best news you've wrote about in years Sandra. You haven't dropped a dime like this since the one chick with the baby by Puff Daddy.

    Moving forward, I know Beyonce can't sing either, but one thing you can't take away from Bey is she is decent looking. Ciara is UGLY. If people really look at her, she's not even average. The only thing she has going on is a nice toned body, but that's it. I know for years people have been saying she was a man. I'm not that immature to follow suite, but if you really look at her face that's exactly what she looks like.

    If Ciara wants to know why nobody is checking for her... maybe she should run back that song High Price with Luda. OMG! The chick has NEVER been able to sing. With all due respect to ATL and their artist, but it just seems like once ATL artist get a little bit of paper they stop delivering on their music. Ain't none of the ATL artist consistently derlivering. I couldn't believe win Luda said "If you want to have a hit put him on your record." Negro please! You haven't came with it in YEARS.

    Anyway, Ciara keep dreaming.

  • Bubbles

    More importantly ....what are the Monica and Tiny tags for?

    Are they your inside sources Auntie?

  • starr

    Sandra, unlike everyone (so it seems), i actually believe the story. Ciara doesn't seem like the same person with her first album to her second. I know we grow and mature, but it seems like she does want to be rih and bey. She wants to get the attention they get. And iI think she wants to be a model, i've thought since the second album came out.

  • dj_dceezy

    Ciara is average I wouldnt say ugly BUT the way she looked in Goodies compared to the stills I see of her on this site, she's not as cute

  • scorpio

    She needs to work with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. But besides all that. Her backstory is not as interesting as Bey and Rhianna. Rhianna is from the Islands has an exotic accent. And Beyonce's father was just crazy with working those little girls. Ciara is good and talented but for whatever reason she doesn't stick in your mind when she's not on stage.

  • yeahright

    @ Brit.
    I am an industry vet who knows of Phillana's track record. You should google her (no pun intended) before you make comments like that.

    @mizzdallas
    I agree 100%. Ciara should accept who she is and stop
    trying to keep up with the Joneses. Not a good look
    for her on those pics.

  • scorpio

    It also probably would help if she moved to NY or LA where the industry is 24/7.

  • pointhimout

    ur kidding me with this, right:

    When I first heard these allegations about Ciara, I thought long and hard about putting them out there. Ciara is a friend of this site and she was one of the few celebs whose reputation seemed infallible. But on the other hand, I can’t show favoritism while dishing dirt on every other celebrity, can I?

    I can't get to some of these MONICA posts fast enough, only to see "comments turned off."

    Ciara=i dont think there's anything wrong with switching up managers and staff. I'm so tired of people putting emotions into business. It's nothing personal. If she thinks she needs another manager to get her to that superstar level, she did the right thing. If malice was behind her decision instead, then shame on her. Shyt, Janet had to get rid of Papa Joe and put a dream together. Again, it's nothing personal, it's business.

    Business has nothing to do with like when you're trying to reach a certain goal or level.

  • http://www.smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    When Sandra turns on you, she turns on you.

    That said, Ciara has one thing going for her: dancing. Until this story, she really didn't have much of a personality either. I don't know if I like wierd, delusional personalities though...

  • pointhimout

    i agree with the sextape. Remember Debbie does Dallas?? hers can be titled 'Ciara Cums to College Park.'

  • Brit

    @yeahright I don't care what industry you're a vet in. I said what I meant PERIOD! I know of Phillana aswell obviously she was the manager of my favorite artist, and obviously she was fired for a reason. Please inform me on any person that she made a superstar. Tiffany Evans maybe? I think not.

  • Kymystry

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA @ pointhimout... lol .. lol

  • jadecool

    Are you even serious with this sandra? You have met ciara and was she ever mean to you? Was this from the same "source" who told you that ciara and rhianna were bbfs and were dating? Come on now. Her second album didn't get any promo overseas they messed up the thats right video and she ended up just putting it out there for her fans for free. I don't see anything wrong with getting in a new team if the people who were there aren't doing their job, tell me a other artist that her ex manager made a star as you say she made ciara one? Thats right none...Shes said from when she first came out she wanted to be a model this isn't anything new. I think its wrong for you to put this out there and people will belive it not even knowing what ciara is really like.

    Your site gets hits, you would think you would want people to be reading the truth. You nearly as bad as media take out.

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    @ POINTHIMOUT

    I PERSONALLY LIKE...

    CIARA CUMS 50 TIMES WHILE IN THE MATRIX POSITION - PART 1

  • starr

    Ciara isn't a A lister. A listers dont have movies go straight to DVD. BEyonce can put a shyt ass and movie, and it'll still be in a theatre near u.

    Ciara can't even be a good supermodel. She has some strong ass features, and sometimes its just not a good look. she'll get photoshoots cuz she's ciara, but thats it. And that song eeryoen is talking about, is just garbage. I hope its not a single for her album cuz it won't get air play.

  • starr

    one more thing....she thought dating fifty was her equivalent of bey dating jay-z........noooooo ma'am cici

  • jadecool

    Another thing, lol, stan alert. If she wanted to blow up wouldn't see be setting up fake candids like so many other artists? She is barely seen, shes has two sets of candids this year. She doesn't go out much if she isn't working. If she thought her and 50 were a huge couple, wouldn't they be milking it and out taking photos together? Nothing about ciara is attention seeking.

  • alexander

    that last pic looks like fucked up candid ghetto prom picture

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    jadecool Says:

    I don’t see anything wrong with getting in a new team if the people who were there aren’t doing their job, tell me a other artist that her ex manager made a star as you say she made ciara one? Thats right none…
    -------------------------------------

    I met Ciara on several occasions and she was very nice. But if Phillana wasn't doing her job, why are we discussing Ciara right now? You know as well as I do that Ciara was Phillana's only client. Phillana lived and breathed for Ciara and this is how Ciara repays her?

  • yeahright

    @Brit
    Y r you so upset...r you Ciara's biggest fan or
    her stalker...from what I know Phillana was more involved in Ciara's first album that sold over 4 million with much pop success, but on the 2nd album your girlfriend started acting brand new thinking she could do it all on her own...which is why her sales being cut in half...I know my facts...i work at a label...u - on the other hand - r just a stalker...on that note...lata...
    signing off...

  • PAGESINADIARY

    bull shyt!!!

  • Brit

    @yeahright Yeah I am upset because untrue things are being said about my favorite artist, and you calling me a stalker doesn't hurt me because I know i'm not one, so try harder next time. Phillana was her manager during both eras PERIOD, and if The Evolution would have gotten the promotion it deserved it would have been more sucessful. Also The Evolution Sold over 300,000 copies the first week ans wen't platinum in five weeks, so once again. TRY HARDER!!

  • Ladyy

    Sandra rose says:

    I met Ciara on several occasions and she was very nice. But if Phillana wasn’t doing her job, why are we discussing Ciara right now? You know as well as I do that Ciara was Phillana’s only client. Phillana lived and breathed for Ciara and this is how Ciara repays her?

    ----------------------------------

    So ciara did Phillana wrong by firing her(according to you) Is that the reason behind this post trying to slander ciara's name? SO what if ciara wanted new management to put her on another level! It's her career & it's her desicion. If ciara lost her mind because she fired your friend phillana, then you truly are showing favoritism. Phillana is probably scorned & maybe that's where these lies that you just posted are coming from & it's really sad if that's the case. People need to stop taking everything so personal. In the music industry, you have to have a buisness mentality, & ciara understands that, unfortunately your friend phillana doesn't.

  • iyonah

    @ SR -- so Phillana is your source? Your entire story seems to throw Ciara under the bus? And I am in NO way saying that some parts of this story are not true because I think there is some truth to it, just not everything.

  • cocoa49

    i hate to say this, but i always thought that ciara acted a little to sweet. someone that sweet makes you wonder how come she was disliked in high school. please i don't want to hear that the girls were jealous. without make up ciara is just plain average girl...her makeup artist should be commened for doing a great job with her. i do believe 50 is behind her attitude change, BUT, i don't think it was meant to be bad. 50 he always on his grind and he wants the woman he is with to be as big as him. the only thing i have against that it, it seems like this relationship is a business deal. ok now the part about them not leaving the house because 50 is afraid someone will kill him, is plain bs....ciara when a man tells you some crap like that....HE HAS ANOTHER WOMAN SOMEWHERE AND CAN NOT BE SEEN WITH YOU!!!....hello? come on now..50 has been at many events without heavy bodygurads....plus he just had a video of himself walking around a park after he got out of court and he didn't have on a bulletproof vest. ciara is young and probably so infactuated with 50 that she believes every word he says. whenever she is asked about him she just acts so silly. but i don't know if they are together something says yes then something says no. if they are they are really hiding it. good for them. remember 50 likes to do better then the other guy so if he and ciara can keep us guessing about them without seeing any pictures of them together then he out did beyonce and jay z. i like 50 but i don't like the idea ,if true, of him trying to mold ciara....i think ciara just wants to be in love....she said she was in love with love.....

  • jadecool

    I met Ciara on several occasions and she was very nice. But if Phillana wasn’t doing her job, why are we discussing Ciara right now? You know as well as I do that Ciara was Phillana’s only client. Phillana lived and breathed for Ciara and this is how Ciara repays her?

    -----------------------

    Cause her music. She doesn't have any scandals like other people. They were close I am totally aware of that and I'm sure this was no rash descion for ciara to do but at the end of the day you have to do what is best for you and maybe having Phillana wasn't the best thing. And I don't see you answering any of my other questions, who else has Phillana managed and made a star if she is the reason why ciara is here? Tiffany evans? she flopped, go ask a bunch of kids in the street her name and I bet you only a few would know and thats me being nice.

    Making ciara out to be some kind of horrible person isn't cool. And once more if she was obsessed with these stars and wanted to be them then why does she never go out? She never has shes always kept a low profile. Granted from work related things we never see her out apart from a few candids here and there. We all know people stage candids, I don't see her doing that.

    Stay in your lane sandra you know jack shit. It isn't the first time you have lied.

  • MAJAHINEVERYWAY

    People, take this as a lesson for life. Stay in your own lane and stop comparing yourself to others. Unfortunately, Ciara is taking advice from 50. She's young and doesn't understand how insecure he is and that energy is spilling over on her. This is one of those relationships that she will look back at later and say, "WTF was I thinking?"

  • iyonah

    Do you all really think 50 is to blame for any of this? I just don't think so. Ciara is grown and can make her own decisions. I am sure she has her own drive ... this modeling thing has always been a topic of conversation when it comes to her.

  • Brit

    There is Cocoa49 THE REAL STALKER who stays in EVERY Ciara post on EVERY blog just to hate.SMH

  • terika83

    Ok, I like Ciara and all, but if this is true my perception of her has DEF. changed. First off...her relationship with 50 falls into the "nobody cares" section. That relationship can't even compare to Bey and Jay's or Rih's and Chris'...and they got young love. Secondly, I don't think she will ever be bigger than Bey or Rih and she's certainly NOT better and having that type of attitude will only hold her back from her "goal" even more. My friend in Atlanta knows someone who went to highschool with Ciara and they said she was dingy, but ALWAYS said she was going to be a big star. Guess she been like that since day 1...

    As for 50, what's the point for him to start all this beef if he can't even leave his own house to have outings unless he's doing something within the media? That's whack.

  • jadecool

    yeah right thats bullshit lol cause Phillana co produced her second album so I don't see how thats ciara thinking she would do her own thing. She was putting food on her tabel cause belive she wasn't managing any other sucessful artists.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    MAJAHINEVERYWAY Says:

    Unfortunately, Ciara is taking advice from 50. She’s young and doesn’t understand how insecure he is and that energy is spilling over on her.
    _______________________________________

    GET THE FLUCK OUTTA HERE! lol This is preposterous!

  • Brit

    Thank you jadecool I co-sign every f**king thing you're said in this thread.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    TEAM CIARA!

    I'm putting my money on 100+ comments!

    Brit, start talking about Cocoa49's momma and get it poppin' in here- LisaRaye style! "Is Brit gonna have to bite b*tch?" :o

  • terika83

    @ HunE916...LMAOOOOOOOOO you got me cracking up!!! lolol

  • jadecool

    Sandra is obviously friends with Phillana cause I never seen you get upset when it was anounced ciara was getting new dancers, in fact you gave it promo here. It is funny how you didn't see her doing anything wrong with getting new dancers but when she gets a new manager theres this whole fake story on her loosing her mind and being unloyal. It just shows how petty you are sandra

  • Bubbles

    uh oh

  • Kymystry

    them log post without bullets and outlines make me cock-eyed .. and yall know ain't nothing worse than a cock-eyed woman ... so i'll skim thru it ..

  • Brit

    LMAO@HunE She better not make me!!!!

  • suga_stix

    Cocoa49 you sound crazy. What do you mean "HE HAS ANOTHER WOMAN SOMEWHERE AND CAN NOT BE SEEN WITH YOU!!!…"? Everyone knows that these 2 are a couple so how is this supposed to be some secret from his other woman? I find this story a little hard to swallow because Sandra is making it sound like Ciara is stashing some Rih Rih and Bey pin stuffed vodoo dolls under her bed.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    Kymystry Says:

    them log post without bullets and outlines make me c o c k-eyed .. and yall know ain’t nothing worse than a c o c k-eyed woman … so i’ll skim thru it ..
    ______________________________________

    MS Word format them sh*ts!

    - Where's ggouch when you need him?

  • Kymystry

    lawd ... is this the Trick-Trina post... lol

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    GOOD DAY FOLKS TILL MONDAY!!!

    THANKS FOR GETTING ME THRU THIS GREAT OLE FRIDAY!!!

    ANYONE COMING TO COBB COUNTY FOR DRINKS...HOLLA AT ME!!!!

    YOU GOTTA LEAVE BY 7:26PM AND GO HOME OR YOU WILL GET TASERED OR ARRESTED!!!! (KEEP THAT IN MIND)

    HOLLA!

  • mimi08

    LEAVE HER ALONE SANDRA, I LOVE CICI..AND I THINK SHE HAS MORE TALENT THAN BEYONCE AND RHI...I DO CAUSE THIS GIRL CAN DANCE HER AS/S OFF, SHE JUST AINT WALKING AND SKIPPIN ACROSS THE STAGE; SHE DOES REAL STREET DANCING, AND HER VOICE IS SO CUTE AND INTOXICATING....

    CICI NEEDS TO DROP 50 AND GET WITH LUDA!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    iyonah Says:

    @ SR — so Phillana is your source?
    ----------------------------------------

    Phillana is not my source for this post.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    cocoa49

    I have to disagree with you. 50's paranoia is legendary. That part of the story is not a lie. And regardless of whether you saw them in a pic or not 50 doesn't take a shi*t without security. He doesn't go to the hood EVER (which I think is a good thing) and he has said out of his own mouth that the only reason he broke up with Vivica was because of all the media attention that she was eating up. We have not seen him with any woman publicly since then. Not even Ciara. To that end the relationship is not benefitting her career because she can't flaunt it or even confirm it.

    Sandra,

    If Ciara was Phillana's only client then she outgrew her a loonnnng time ago and Ciara probably kept this apparent small fry on board as long as she did out of misplaced loyalty. Phillana should have parlayed Ciara's success into getting more clients a long time ago and maybe she still can if she can get her hands on a new up and coming artist. She shouldn't have put all her eggs in Ciara's basket. That right there shows that she is not as business savvy a manager as Ciara needs.

  • jadecool

    Bird I agree, ciara wouldn't have done this lightly, she got new dancers aswell she is doing new things. This is her work and if they aren't doing what they are getting paid to do then its time to go. She kept her on long enough to be real cause everyone been talking saying how she doesn't do anything for ciara.

  • http://necolebitchie.com Necole Bitchie

    Okay maybe I'm naive but every single time I've met Ciara she was incredibly sweet but who's to say what goes on behind the scenes..i mean if you ask folks that work with me they'll swear up and down i'm a b*tch. Can't please everyone.

    Anyway, I truly believe that if Ciara wanted to be bigger than Rihanna then she would have been by now. IMO she has more going for her than Ri Ri (I love Rihanna don't get me wrong but Ciara's dancing abilities gives her one up on Ri). Secondly, her relationship with 50 Cent: she's not flaunting it for someone that wants to use their relationship to push them to "power couple". To me she seems like she is trying to hide the fact that they are together. IF she wanted to be like Rihanna, she'd have her "team" tip off photographers so that they'd photo her EVERYWHERE and she would have a few on staff. If she wanted to be like Beyonce, she'd attend every red carpet event for the photo opp.(that's what Beyonce did in her prime) I mean those two things alone are not rocket science and the reason it's hard for me to believe that she wants to be "like Beyonce" or "bigger than Rihanna". I think she's doing a great job as far as her public image is concerned but if what you say is true then her people need to have a paparazzi photo agency on speed dial. Trust me, it wasn't no one checking for Rihanna or Kim Kardashian like that until they hired photogs to follow them, then they created that demand.

    Seems like the source is bitter... but confidentiality agreements are a mutha

  • Sharonda

    Maybe if homegirl stop pop lockin and dropping she would see Beyonce's success, but then again Beyonce' lace front shaking got her where she is today.If these allegations are true I wouldn't really care because I really wasn't fond of Ciara in the beginning even though some of her material was cool.I don't listen to music that I can't hear and I mean that whispering ish did not impress me one bit.At least Rihanna don't whisper I give her that much credit.

  • omina-homina

    Ciara needs to take a long sabbatical to some isolate place, an island, like Fiji or Tahiti; surround her self with everything and everyone organic (that's right, no deodorant) - to get her mind of the madness.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Bird Says:

    Sandra,

    If Ciara was Phillana’s only client then she outgrew her a loonnnng time ago and Ciara probably kept this apparent small fry on board as long as she did out of misplaced loyalty. Phillana should have parlayed Ciara’s success into getting more clients a long time ago and maybe she still can if she can get her hands on a new up and coming artist. She shouldn’t have put all her eggs in Ciara’s basket. That right there shows that she is not as business savvy a manager as Ciara needs.
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    @ Bird,
    Ciara was Phillana's first client. That "small fry" as you call her is now a millionaire. Label heads fly to Atlanta to meet with that "small fry". Tommy Mattola flies to Atlanta to meet with Phillana. Jimmy Iovine flies to Atlanta to meet with Phillana. I could go on, but you get the point. Let Google be your friend.

  • Brit

    @ Sandra then why wasn't she doing her job correctly with Ciara, and why did Flopany Evans' album do do bad?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Brit Says:

    @ Sandra then why wasn’t she doing her job correctly with Ciara,
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    How would YOU - a fan - know whether Phillana was doing her job correctly? Ciara went from a roster of one to a roster of many. Let's see if she gets the personal attention that she got with Phillana.

  • bubblez

    ciara has more talent than beyonce and rihalien? beyonce cant sing?

    ROTFLMAO!!!! I swear this site has some of the dumbest readers and I'm not talking about everyone, just 1 or 2 in particular.

    First off I dont believe this crap. Ciara can dance better than Rihalien but neither one of them can sing to save their lives and dont belong in the industry anyway. Neither one of them will ever be on Beyonce level, so she dont even need to be in the same sentence as those 2. Besides they were both influenced by Beyonce and look up to her. Basically I dont believe this story and could care less about Ciara or Rihalien or any other no talent Sandra stans for.

  • Brit

    @ Sandra if she was doing her job right she wouldn't have gotten fired.

  • Brit

    Oh and I forgot to add do you really think that top notch management like Johnny Wright doesn't have people to help him?

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Sandra Rose Says:

    @ Bird,
    Ciara was Phillana’s first client. That “small fry” as you call her is now a millionaire. Label heads fly to Atlanta to meet with that “small fry”. Tommy Mattola flies to Atlanta to meet with Phillana. Jimmy Iovine flies to Atlanta to meet with Phillana. I could go on, but you get the point. Let Google be your friend.
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    I Googled her and found an extremely ghetto biography that stated she was shaping up to be a successful music executive. Based on the many typos and even the mispelling of her sorority I don't totally trust the information the biography contained, but I imagine there is some truth to it. I was really hoping to find an official website for her.

    Anywho, as Ciara's manager I'm sure she's had meetings with important people and made lots of money. It would also seem that having high powered industry contacts more than likely gave her an inside track when it came time to shop Ciara's demo. But you still have not really addressed why I called her a small fry. She only had one client. Didn't she see 5 Heartbeats or hear how BoyzIIMen did Michael Bivens? Hell she was a music exec she had to run into artists who didn't renew contracts with the managers they started out with. She may have even been in on meetings where the label encouraged an artist to get a more experienced manager. She should have seen this coming and tried to build her own roster. That's all I was saying. You're all mad about it and Phillana might be upset, but she shouldn't be surprised. This is an everyday run of the mill business decision for artist no matter how painful it might be for the parties involved. There is no reason to hate the artist over it.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Brit Says:

    @ Sandra if she was doing her job right she wouldn’t have gotten fired.

    Oh and I forgot to add do you really think that top notch management like Johnny Wright doesn’t have people to help
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    Since I know that YOU know what's REALLY going on, I'll play along with your game of charades. Phillana was there for Ciara from the beginning. She treated Ciara like a sister - like family. Looked out for her like no other. If it wasn't for Phillana, Ciara's money would have been jacked! Phillana put her health on the line for Ciara. Now Phillana has a baby to look after - but Ciara is selfish - wanting every minute of that girl's time. Let's see if Johnny Wright or that other manager jumps on planes with Ciara everywhere she goes. Yeah, Johnny can send "staff" with her, but Phillana was RIGHT THERE every step of the way. Let's see if Ci still gets that personal attention. You don't hurt the ones you love who looked out for you from the beginning. Karma karma karma comes back to you hard.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Bird Says:

    But you still have not really addressed why I called her a small fry. She only had one client.
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    First of all, I do not hate Ciara. I admire Ciara for her overall talent and she is one of the few entertainers that I really like. There are many stars whose managers only have one client. Madonna and Monica are two stars I can think of off the bat. Managing a star of Ciara's caliber isn't easy. It's a job that requires a great deal of time and commitment.

    Before Phillana came on board, Ciara's manager was Noonie (of Noontime Records) who didn't do jack for her. He asked Phillana to help him out because he didn't have the time.

    Phillana did EVERYTHING for Ciara and when Ciara saw how Phillana gave her all for her, she let go of Noonie in a heartbeat. Phillana didn't have any management experience prior to that. But Phillana was so determined and so focused on making Ciara a star - success just came naturally.

    Phillana LOVED Ciara like family. I've known Phillana professionally for over 10 years. But when I approached Phillana last year for inside info on Ciara, Phillana protected Ci like a mama bear. Phillana threw me shade like she didn't even know me! That's how you know you're dealing with a TRUE professional. Anyway, Phillana is a very sought after manager in the biz now - and she is PAID. Trust that she is not hurting.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Sandra Rose Says:

    Now Phillana has a baby to look after...
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    Now that is the news I wanted to hear. When I Googled her I also ran into the post about her having lost her precious baby and I was wondering if her and hubby had their second baby yet. So CONGRATS TO HER. What a blessing. I get where you are coming from, but it still happens even when artist and manager are like family. The good thing about it is that there is no doubt Phillana will land on her feet. With her star client gone she will probably be more hungry than ever. I'd wish her luck, but I know she doesn't need it.

  • ggouch

    Hun!!!! Comment #12
    GIRL GIRL GIRL!!! I am so sorry I missed out on THIS one right here...GIRL!! I..who usually has alot to say....am completely and utterly speechless...I have no words!!! NONE!!!!! WHEW!! FUNNIEST SH*IT* written this week folks!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    I don't know ggouch. I'm still breaking out in random laughter over those glass chippettes. lol

    Hun was really on a roll yesterday.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    Hey! It was Friday! I wasn't doing much at work anyway! ;)

  • Charles

    Hahaha I loved this this is right before I joined sandra rose, this is why sandra ddragged ciaras manish hating ass