Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 22 (ANI): May be her intention was nothing bad, but her recent advice to single women to "level up" if they want to get married, was not taken well on the social media on Sunday.
The 32-year-old singer posted a clip from a sermon by John Gray on Saturday, with the quote, "Too many women want to be married but you're walking in the spirit of 'girlfriend.'"
"#LevelUp. Don't Settle," she captioned the post, sharing the same clip and hashtag on Twitter.
"Ciara's playing a dangerous game," one tweeted. "You should never, no matter how perfect your relationship/marriage appears to be, sit on a throne and tell people why they're not romantically successful. You can be the queen of the ball today and have cake in your face tomorrow!"
Another person tweeted, "The difference between the two is a ring and a piece of paper.this speech is a hot piece of garbage."
"Ciara telling women to 'Level up' and live 'like a wife' so they can b married is astounding to me," another tweeted. "Didn't you need grace, mercy & compassion when you were being dragged up and down the Internet for the Future situation? How quickly ppl forget when they reach a perch of privilege."
The 'I Bet' crooner however responded to the backlash, posting a message on Instagram on Sunday that read, "I was one that girl wanting to be loved a certain way bit was making the wrong choices. I found myself at my lowest moment. I was a single mom sitting at home, and then I realized that the perfect love I was looking for was how God loves me, how He wants me to be loved, and who He was calling me to be as a mom and a woman. That's when I realized married of not married. I needed to love myself. #LevelUp" (ANI)