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Ciara Responds To Future's Parenting Criticism

She calls it a 'double standard.'

Future and Ciara are co-parenting in the public eye, and it hasn't always gone smoothly. This was highlighted last month when Hendrix criticized the singer for allowing her new boyfriend, NFL star Russell Wilson, to be around their son.

Ciara was asked about her ex's critique during an interview on "CBS This Morning," and adamantly defended herself.

“It’s been very interesting to hear what a lot of guys have had to say,” she said. “And I feel like, in a sense, it’s a bit of a double standard because at one point in time when we were together, I took care of his kids as well at a very young time in our relationship... What's the difference here?"

Beyond that, the singer said she's focused on raising their child, Future Jr., and ultimately wants to keep his best interests at heart.

“Wouldn’t you want someone to love on the child? And more than anything, it is a child we’re talking about,” she explained. “That’s the thing people have to think about. Remove the adults from the situation. This is my child here and that’s serious."

Future's initial criticism was sparked after a photo surfaced of their 1-year-old hugging the NFL quarterback.

"You never do that in our community,” he said on “The Breakfast Club” in July. “You don’t even bring a man around your son. You only know this dude for a few months and you’re bringing him around your kid? Who does that? Nobody does that."