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Pop star and music icon, Ciara is the cover star for InStyle magazine’s April issue. In the Givenchy-styled cover, tagged “Woman of ambition on a mission”, Ciara looks every inch the ambitious woman.

Ciara

In the sit-down interview with the magazine’s editor, the sensational singer talks about her family, staying celibate before her marriage to Russell Wilson, her music and the viral #LevelUpChallenge.

Read excerpts below:

On her music and launching a new label:

There are so many learning curves that I’m going through with having my own company, but it’s so fun. I feel like I’m growing, and I feel free.

Ciara

On reclaiming her pre-baby waistline:

I would wake up in the morning, breastfeed, eat a small meal, go train, come back home, pump, eat a small meal, breastfeed, eat lunch, and then go train again. I truly believe that self-love is key, and my definition of self-love is taking care of myself.

On abstaining while dating Russell:

If you want to get somewhere in life, you’ve got to have a compass. You’ve got to know where you really want to get to. And my heart, soul, spirit, and mind just desired to be loved. To be truly loved the right way. I knew I didn’t want to cry tears of hurt anymore. I didn’t want to keep going around in circles.

Ciara

On the viral #LevelUpChallenge:

I would be lying to you if I said I didn’t wonder what the fans would think, being that I hadn’t released new music in a while. I was told that it wasn’t going to be very successful. That people wouldn’t believe in it. I put it out, and as soon as I opened my eyes the next morning, people were re-creating the video. I get goosebumps just thinking about it.

Ciara

Read more on the feature on InStyle.com

By Sarah Oyedo

Read also: All Shades Of Ciara & Russell Wilson At Brazilian Festival

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