NEW YORK — Will Ciara's next video be able to live up to the stir she caused with the 50 Cent-featuring "Can't Leave 'Em Alone"?
That last risqué clip featured the Atlanta beauty topless, latching onto and hugging Fif. The scene started tons of gossip that the two were dating — despite the artists' claims to the contrary.
But if things in Ciara's life actually went in chronological order, we would have seen a video for "That's Right," featuring Lil Jon, first. The clip for the fourth single from her sophomore album, Ciara: The Evolution, was actually recorded the day before she filmed "Can't Leave 'Em Alone" with 50.
"You'll see this video, no matter what," the singer told MTV News last week on the VH1 Hip Hop Honors red carpet. "I shot this video a long time ago. ... And you'll probably see that video very soon. Something I do for my fans."
The high-energy track was also produced by Lil Jon, and although the video has a warm, summery tone, Ciara said the energy and meaning behind the song is still fitting for any time of the year.
"It's a summertime video, so it needs to come out right now!" she laughed. "The record talks about how tonight I'm doing me — as a woman, I'mma go out and have fun. I'm going to do my thing. And the record also says how guys sometimes get routine. They like to call you the same time every day; they want to see you the same time every day. No. Tonight, it's a different day. I'm doing me. I'm gonna have fun. I'm calling my girls up, we're riding out and having a good time."
Next, Ciara will be playing a preacher's daughter-turned-pop star in the movie "Mama, I Want to Sing!," directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Patti LaBelle and Lynn Whitfield co-star in the movie, which is due in theaters in early 2008.