About an hour ago, a random tweet popped up on our Twitter.com timeline from singer Ciara’s Twitter account. It read, “Check out the hot new Kardashian Kollection from Sears! Clothing, accessories and more – see it all here” — and then she posted a link to the Kardashian Kollection “Look Book” at E! Online.

The tweet seemed innocent enough. Just a tweet from a friend in support of another friend. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary until we saw the hash tag that read “#ad” behind the link. This led some of us to congregate immediately in the Direct Message box in the back alleys of Twitter.com where figures of $5K to $10K per tweet were thrown around.

This led some of us to wonder if Ciara is so broke that she is now accepting cash to tweet ads for her friends.

Think of it: Ciara hasn’t had a hit since “Goodies”— and when was the last time she toured anywhere for a substantial amount of money?

If Ciara is broke, then tweeting ads for the Kardashian Clan’s clothing Kollection will certainly put some much needed cash in her pocket. Kim Kardashian alone has a net worth of around $35 million!

What do you kids think?

Ciara photo by Sandra Rose/Sandrarose.com