Loyal reader Janet writes:

Sandra,

I am an ardent reader of your site. I go to your page twice a day! A few months ago you posted an article about Ciara (and I am paraphrasing) and how she has fallen off because she went Hollywood by firing those who helped build her career and with the influence of 50 in her life.

Her album is on track to sell a measly 75K copies in its first week? If she was going to be the next supermodel or Beyonce or whatever she is trying to be, what happened? Shouldn't she be at like 300K? I mean Ashanti and Kelly Rowland sold 90K their first week and we KNOW that they didn't have the budget she got for promoting her record! We liked her better when she was the girl next door with swag instead of this glamazon!! I hope Chrisette Michelle gets that #1 spot! She has real talent and deserves it!

Peace and blessings,

Godsjoy!

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  • musicluvher

    Ci Ci fire your stylist!!! I so hate that snake skin scarf. Its horrendous and it ages you.

  • mizzdallas

    I listen to Ciara whole cd and It's just ain't..lol!

  • mizzdallas

    and that lipstick is too dark makes her look more trannish she need to stick with soft colors

  • ReadTheBlog

    Messy... And she looks so old!

  • licia

    ^^ oh mizz you dashed my dreams. i haven't listened to it yet . so there isn't anything good on it ?

  • http://myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    She's looking really old in the face right now..

  • SunnyPA

    WTF?!?!? I can't believe this is a picture of the same girl who sang "Two Step" a couple of years ago. She looks like she's in her 40s.

  • Divinebrown

    Has that picture been tampered with? She looks old. And she doesnt usually.

    She was on Steve Harvey the other day and her personality is ridiculously phony to me. Her laugh made me cringe. I couldnt turn it off fast enough.

  • SunnyPA

    I love those eyebrows though. lol

  • Coo Coo Bananas

    @Divinebrown
    Ciara's been media trained.

  • kcicero

    Poor Ciara she should go back to the baggy jeans and take some new dance lessons. I can't take her seriously right now...

  • mizzdallas

    @licia

    go to imeem dot com and listen to the whole cd, there is only one song I like which is Never Ever and I like GO Girl but its not on her cd for some reason but whatever she is gonna sell double bricks, smdh What happend to the 1,2,3 step girl...?

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @Sandra, you are really trying to put me to sleep today.

    I give this post three z's and a middle finger. Who cares!!

  • LadyJustice

    yes her cd is... below par. "goodies" is way better IMO. yall should have seen those pants ciara had on in the pic sandra posted. gray ugly hammer pants... a hot mess. she knows better. not sure what made her want to change her style, but that was a big NO NO. maybe she got tired of people comparing her to aaliyah? but dag, she has fell off.... completely. poor poor child. I bet she wishes she wouldnt have fired those people now

  • Divinebrown

    Coo Coo....did you hear it? It was the worst...

    Her explaination of the Super C, alter ego thing was just...wack!!! She was stuttering...you could tell it was a gimmick they came up with. HORRIBLE!!!

    Does personality count for anything?

  • Divinebrown

    Coo Coo....did you hear it? It was the worst...

    Her explaination of the Super C, alter ego thing was just...wack!!! She was stuttering...you could tell it was a gimmick they came up with. HORRIBLE!!!

    Does personality count for anything?

  • licia

    i have the songs. i just haven't listened to them . now i'm scared . lol i could never get into go girl , but i love never ever .

  • Divinebrown

    sorry about the Double....

  • melinla

    Celebs, like us common folks (LOL) can make some wrong choices in life...CiCi has made a wrong choice...hopefully she can get it together with some new dance moves and a funky track...

  • LadyJustice

    oh yea she cant SING... so she just needs to stick to the dance stuff she was doing at first. everybody liked that. maybe she will read this and take notes. Ci Ci! nobody likes the "new" you. especially with you trying to be a superhero? come on *yawn*

  • Shauny

    Poor CiCi. I won't say anything, she's gotten it on here bad enough. Good luck girl.

  • ReadTheBlog

    I see Jackei Christie is up to it again. Colored girl dot com mess is just that. She really is crazy, isn't she?

  • iscream

    Attorneymom almost every post bores you.

    @ topic we talked about this yesterday which is probably what sparked this "letter".

    Ciara's album sat on the shelf while Christte CD was sold out yesterday. I don't think 75k is horrible (in this day) but I will be shocked if she sells that much. To think that she would sell 300k first week out with those weak singles she has been dropping is crazy thinking.

    If she sells less than Keri Hilson sold her first week out... smh at the slap in the face that would be.

  • starr

    What ashame, all that promoting gone to waist lol

    Cici changed quickly and dramatically from when she first came out. Nothign wrong with changing your style, your music, but she's not a singer, she's a dancer. I use to be a big big cici fan, but i don't recognize this chick. I wont' be purchasing the album, i probably wouldn't listen to it for free. I'm just genuinely disinterested in her all together

  • Krysi J

    Didn't I tell ya....."I TOLD YOU SO!"

    thats for being hard headed....and that soft azz will fall on 70-90k units the first week. You know better C! Get back to your roots!! You need a fresh start.

  • Dhoward1913

    I love the scarf. I am not a fan of this picture because she does look like a tranny. You guys can hate, but that girl can dance her ass off. I wish I could do all of thsoe things she does in those videos.

  • mizzdallas

    @starr

    Im a big fan of her first two cds, everybody know she is NOT a singer but a dancer and for that she found her lane, she was true to her art but like LadyJ said " bet she wishes she wouldnt have fired those people now" The same people that built her up is the same people she gonna see coming down!!

  • BayArea

    Chrisette Michele’s CD is FIRE! LOVES IT! LOVES IT! LOVES IT!

    I listened to Ciara's CD@AOL.com and it wasn't for me. I'm 33 and I am so over that bubble gum pop music. Ms. Ciara has to understand the youngsters are not buying music anymore they are STEALING IT!

  • Coo Coo Bananas

    @DivineBrown

    I didn't hear it. But when she was promoting her second album, a friend of mine sat in on an interview conference call type thing they were having & her answers were soooooo *rolls eyes* You could tell they trained her well with her "that's so funny because..." answers.

  • LadyJustice

    @BayArea
    Chrisette Michele’s cd is lovely! i got it for 2.99 at amazon. and have been bumping it nonstop in my ride since tuesday.

  • Coo Coo Bananas

    Oh and Sandra.. you no integrity having ho!! lmao. Look at you. Not a minute after that check cleared for that Ciara "premium ad" that was on here, you right back in that girl's *ss.

    I love it though lol.

  • Divinebrown

    Ya'll are about to make me go get that Chrisette...

  • Krysi J

    Yea she should've stayed in her lane instead of trying to compete with Rhianna and Beyonce...?? I mean why change anything about selling 2Mill units in singles alone, and 2-3Mill in album sales...shyt she was on her way to superstardom in my opinion by being Ci and standing out that way. Now, Im just disappointed...and the fact she was determined to drop that CD, when she knew we weren't feeling dat shyt URKS that hell outta me. Just damn ya fans huh?....people trying to save you from embarassment....and don't try to blame dat shyt on the recession either....blame it on the "goose, got you feeling loose..."....I mean LOL, blame it on ya GOT DAYUM SELF!

  • ReadTheBlog

    She ought to do a mini-dance movie like MJ did with Remember The Time and Smooth Criminal... I feel sorry for Ciara...she's never really crapped on anyone but Sandra Rose, but she gets no love from the public.

    I blame it on the Bow Wow break up.

  • brenden

    Shell be fine, her mother is making good money on the new adventures of old Christine...

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @ iscream, you're right. LOL.

    I still give this post 3 z's and a middle finger.

  • Daisy

    I like CiCis songs when she 1st came out and the girl can dance. Sometimes ppl try to hard to be something that they are not. I wish you the best CiCi.

    OFF TOPIC Anybody see where Irv said he was dropping Ashanti from murder Inc? I thought that already happened.

  • srv

    I agree with everyone..it's like she's just rrying way to hard to do way too much.. I don't like her anymore and I'm sad that she abandoned her old image for this one.. Remember when she did that Promise video? I thought she was on top of the world..not she's actually lost weight and looks a hot damn mess!!!

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    I just wish she would give weave ponytails a break...geesh!

  • SMALONE

    yes she changed since the "goodies" days!!! she should have stuck with that!

  • Charles

    She gawn sell less than brandy less than 75k floppppp and btw ashanti sold 80k and kelly didn't do that good at alll.... whoever wrote to sandra should get their facts straight(no shade)

  • cocoa49

    she looks old in the face. maybe her sales will increase once she starts touring. ciara is too much at one time. you have to succeed with one thing before you jump to another. when she is interview i am hearing 50. she uses the same exact words he does. she'll be around for a little longer. i'm not a fan of her music, just her raunchy dancing lol