Ciara celebrates black excellence in new music video, “Rooted”. Check out below her newest music video, parts of which were shot 2 weeks before giving birth.
Ciara Stays Rooted In Black Excellence
Multi-talented singer, dancer, and songwriter Ciara Princess Wilson drops new music and it is epic. “Rooted” is a celebration of blackness, a video that features Ester Dean.
With all that melanin on full display, parts of her music video was shot only a couple of weeks before she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. She and her husband, Russel Wilson, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, welcomed baby Win Harrison on July 23rd.
‘ROOTED’ IS A SONG THAT CELEBRATES BLACK JOY. IT CELEBRATES OUR UNIQUENESS AND STRENGTH,”
Still putting the final touches on this project, she was literally in labor with her son, Win Harrison Wilson.
As reported by People.com, in behind the scenes footage, the songstress shares her incredible excitement for this project with the following quotes –
“IT SPOKE TO ME IN SO MANY WAYS… THERE WAS A STRONG FEELING OF BEING EMPOWERED.”
“I WAS SO PROUD OF THE PROCESS BECAUSE I SHOT THE VIDEO TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM DELIVERY FOR ONE PART, AND THEN I SHOT THE OTHER PART JUST TWO DAYS OUT…”
“I PROBABLY COULD ONLY DO EACH TAKE FOR LIKE TWO MINUTES AND THEN I NEEDED TO TAKE A BREAK.”
“IT ALSO FELT GOOD WORKING ON IT WHILE KNOWING I WAS ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH TO MY NEWEST ANGEL, I WAS STILL GRINDING, AND MAKING IT ALL HAPPEN AT THE SAME TIME.”
“EVEN DOWN TO LITERALLY BEING IN LABOR HAVING TO GIVE APPROVALS FOR THE SONG TO MAKE THE DEADLINES — IT WAS JUST AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE THAT I WILL FOREVER CHERISH,”
“TO ALL MY BLACK BOYS AND BLACK GIRLS, MY BLACK KINGS AND BLACK QUEENS, THIS SONG IS FOR YOU, …STAY ROOTED.”
This truly happy woman shares her world with her husband, Russell Wilson, 6-year old son, Future Zahir, baby girl Sienna who is 3 and the newborn baby boy, Win Harrison, born July 23rd.
Check out the video above.