Atlanta’s self-titled Princess of Crunk, Ciara, recently dished about doing exercises to shape up the donk.
“When I work out, I love to do my squats and my lunges because it’s all about the tush,” the singer born Ciara Princess Harris said in an interview with OK Magazine. “I need to get that sitting up pretty nicely. Lunges and squats are my favorite.”
And they are now the favorite to 20 million aspiring-singer teenagers, thanks, CiCi.
CiCi is known for her energetic stage performances and choreography, both of which take a pretty fit bod.
Ciara burst on the scene in 2004 with the deep-bass, synth-driven single “Goodies,” from her album of the same name. The song went on to sell 2.6 million copies and cemented Ciara as a new voice on the music scene and booster of “crunk,” a southern styled rap music popular in Atlanta and surrounding regions.
While people often think a celebrity’s life is filled with partying, it’s obvious Ciara puts an awful lot of time in in the gym.
“When I’m really, really focused, I’ll train five or six days a week for one hour,” she tells me. “I do light weight training.”
But don’t think CiCi is trying to keep up with the Beyonces and Keri Hilsons of the world, when it comes to how her body looks. She’s fine, thank you.
“I do what works for me. I decided that I have a certain goal I want to reach for. If anything, I create that pressure for myself. I try not to let other people affect the way that I look. Sometimes people will say ‘wow, she’s too muscular. She’s too this.’ I have to say, ‘wait a minute. Forget how everybody else feels. How do I feel?’ That’s always important for me to make sure that I’m happy with what I’m doing.”