Ciara Can't Wait To Tour With Jay-Z

'When they reached out to us to be a part of it, I was like, 'Absolutely,' ' singer tells MTV News.

When Jay-Z hits the road this summer, he will be joined by "Love Sex Magic" singer [artist id="1801883"]Ciara[/artist]. The singer says she can't wait to tour with the rapper, starting July 3 in Las Vegas.

"When they reached out to us to be a part of it, I was like, 'Absolutely,' " she told MTV News at the Maxim Hot 100 party. "I know more details are coming, so I don't know exactly every little thing."

What she does know is that the duo have five confirmed dates, and she says she's looking forward to hanging with Jay. "It's [going to be] something fun, and I think it's gonna be cool. I've kind of been in the rap settings before, so those are environments I love, 'cause it's somewhat of a challenge — but a fun one."

The challenge, Ciara explains, is mixing rap music with her pop-savvy R&B. "I love mixing the worlds together," she said, adding that after her work with Jay-Z is done, she'll be overseas with Britney Spears on her Circus tour, which she says is "all about the range."

Before talking to MTV News about the tour, Ciara let the cat out of the bag Monday night on her Twitter: "I will say it because the information has been leaked. Me and Jay-Z will be doing a 10-city tour run together! More details coming soon!" (A rep for Jay-Z told MTV News that the tour would not include 10 cities.)

Jay-Z and Ciara's five confirmed dates:

» 7/3 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl at the Palms Casino

» 7/4 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl at the Palms Casino

» 7/7 - Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
» 7/10 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena

» 7/12 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre