One thing Ci has always done perfectly is create a vibe and her latest offering is definitely bringing it, with a positive and empowering message to boot.
Ciara has definitely been keeping ‘the girls’ talking lately (pun totally intended.) After setting the internet on fire with a snippet of her track “Da Girls,” Ciara has released the song in its entirety via her Beauty Marks Entertainment imprint. Timed perfectly for Women’s History Month, “Da Girls” is a vibe out, bass-heavy track filled with affirming lyrics meant to uplift and celebrate women, instead of denigrating them.
“Get that money, sis / Keep them on they tip / They be tryna press you but you ain’t pressed on it / I’m way too fine to be inside, I’m outside / Having my own sh*t, booking my own trips / Don’t ever let ‘еm disrespect you and call you out your name,” Ciara sings in the first verse, before going into the second continuing her affirmations while teasing a bit of rapping on the track.
Ciara accompanied the release with an official video directed by Sara Lacombe, with creative direction from her longtime collaborator Jamaica Craft, with a simple but effective clip that continues the girl power vibes of the track as she and her girls take over a mansion living their best life. “I wanted an all-female team for this video to capture the energy and joy of when girls come together and have a good time. This is how I am with MY girls,” explained Ciara.
Although the message of the “For Da Girls” anthem obviously resonates with many, some have trolled the mother-of-three for the lyrics. Ciara first teased “Da Girls” in February by posting a clip on social media of her singing along to it in the studio. It didn’t take long for it to stir up a debate online. Some critics questioned the authenticity of the one-minute snippet, claiming Ciara was trying to promote an independent woman lifestyle while married.
She addressed the trivial backlash in a recent interview with Essence. “The thing that I love about my husband is that he speaks life into my independence,” stated Ciara. “Before I came into his life, he knew who I was. And he’s always respected that from day one.”
— Ciara (@ciara) March 24, 2023
Ci also checked detractors of the song with a brief message shortly after it’s release this morning tweeting: “A woman’s independence is not dependent on their relationship. Keep rocking your crown Queens.” Take a look at the video for ‘Da Girls’ and let us know your feelings. ISSA BOP OR ISSA FLOP?