Ciara took it back to her Dirty South roots, and fans were here for the transformation.
The Atlanta-raised singer looked hood rich and happy in her Jean-Michel Basquiat tee, booty-length twists, layered chains, gold teeth, and acrylics for days in the image that received over 390,000 likes.
The 34-year-old mother of two (soon-to-be three) was born in Austin, Texas, but was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where she eventually met producer Jazzy Pha, who helped catapult her into stardom.
Fans loved seeing a glimpse of “bad girl Cici” and left more than 2,000 comments letting her know. Some were taken back to her early “Oh” days when her look was a bit more tomboyish, while others thought she resembled rapper Saweetie.
“This picture screamssssss “ATL SHAWTY” from hair style to the gold in the mouth,” wrote a fan.
” The bad girl cici coming back 🖤👀👀,” peeped a second.
“Oh hey C-Murda 😂😂😍😍😍,” a third joked.
“So Hood 😍😍,” said a fourth.
“Southside Ci😘”Giving me @saweetie vibes both baddies 😍,” a fifth noted.
“Thought this was Saweetie lol,” commented a sixth.
Although Cici’s baby bump is absent from the image, the “Like a Boy” singer and her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, are preparing to welcome a third child to the family, another son, amid self-isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“You start hearing these stories about moms not being able to give birth with their partner. They stopped that immediately to my understanding, but the amount of people that come to the hospital during the birth has been limited,” she told ET during an interview In May.
“So Russ is going to be not only dad but the videographer and the photographer. He is going to be everything online,” she continued. “But, you know, we are figuring it all out and I’m just really big on trying to find positivity in the mix of a moment that could be negative or feel heavy. I am always trying to find a way to get to that, so I have not been worried as much as I probably could have.”