Ciara Reveals Her Kids Have To Approve All Of Her Songs — 'They’re Like My Little A&Rs'

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Oct. 26 2019, Updated 7:30 p.m. ET

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Ciara stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, October 25, and revealed that her kids Future Zahir and Sienna Princess have final say on all of her songs. 

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While speaking with guest host Justin Hartley, the 34-year-old "Level Up" singer admitted that her kids approve all of her music before it is released.

“They’re like my little A&Rs,” the Ciara said, referring to the Artists and Repertoire faction of record labels. A&Rs are responsible for talent scouting and connect the artist with the record label. Ciara shares Future Zahir, 5, with rapper Future and Sienna, 2, with husband Russell Wilson.

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“They let me know if something is right or if it’s not, and they are like 10 for 10 with their reaction,” she continued. “The way you kind of know, it’s like the songs have to have to ABC element. So when they hear songs, and then can sing it back, like within the next hours, or literally right after hearing it, you know you’re onto something right.”

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The Grammy winner added that her kids are big fans of her dance record, "Level Up." They ask her to play it “over and over again" for them. They also love her older 2000s' hits like "1, 2 Step." She said, “My older songs — ‘1, 2 Step,’ they love and react to that song like it’s a new song. But they are like my A&Rs, they sing in the car. I remember putting Future beside me in the car, in my Jeep, and he was like boppin, going crazy to one of my songs on the album, I’m like, this is it.”

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“That’s a hit!” Justin, 42, interjected. “That’s great, you bring it to them before you bring it to anyone else, that’s great.” Also on the episode, Ciara had a dance battle with frequent Ellen guest, Stephen "tWitch" Boss. The This Is Us star challenged the pair to a dance off.

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The game, called "Can tWitch And Ciara Dance...With What's Behind Them," had the two pro dancers mimicking dance moves that they see on a screen. Sounds easy enough? Maybe not! "Make sure we look good," Ciara quipped to Justin. "Let's go. We got this." Stephen and Ciara copied the moves from Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" and Britney Spears' hit "Oops, I Did It Again."

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