In a recent interview Ciara shares her feelings on the N-word controversy caused by celebrity chef Paula Deen...
Ciara tells Access Hollywood,
"As an entertainer you have fun and it's all about the context it's used in. I am anAfrican-American woman, so I can identify with that word in different ways."
"I know where I'm coming from... If we have fun with it and you can understand where it's coming from, then you can probably receive it in that way."
"I have the power to speak in a light-hearted way about it... (but) I cannot hear another person of another race saying, 'You this and you that'. It's all about how you say it... You know when you're using it one way."