Is Ciara's bold new song 'I Bet' a dig at Future?


Ciara is back, and she’s not messing around.

The Atlanta R&B songstress is previewing her upcoming sixth studio with the forthright new song, “I Bet.”

Given her recent breakup with fellow Atlantan Future after his alleged infidelity, it isn’t hard to imagine her target with lyrics such as, “I would stay if you could tell the truth, but you can’t…Is that your b**** over there, giving me the ugly stare?”

And then on the song’s chorus - "I bet you start loving me as soon as I start loving someone else, somebody better than you. I bet you start needing me as soon as you see me with someone else, somebody other than you."

The sumptuous R&B track, produced by Harmony Samuels, glides while throwing its lyrical punches and is one of Ciara’s most memorable songs in years.

The singer told Billboard, "I imagine this song ('I Bet') will be very meaningful for a lot of people. It is much bigger than any one person's experience.”

Ciara has been working on the new record since last summer while taking care of her 8-month-old son named after her ex, Future Zahir Wilburn. The album is due this spring.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.