Some think Ciara's new photo spread is disrespectful to Future; others vehemently disagree.
Future's latest album, HNDRXX -- which we consider to be some of his finest work, didn't shy away from addressing his ex-fiancée, Ciara, reigniting the online interest in their breakup as well as Ciara's relationship with her new fiancé, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, with whom she's got a child on the way. Yesterday, Ciara proudly showcased her new family in a photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar, thus inspiring some heated reactions on social media.
One of the pictures shows a pregnant Ciara, wearing nothing but underwear, holding her naked son, two-year-old Future (named, of course, after his rapper daddy), close to her chest. His face obscured, Wilson kneels behind his wife-to-be. His hands can be seen holding the belly that holds his future son. "Just The 4 Of Us," Ciara wrote when she shared the photo on Instagram.
Some, perhaps members of the Future Hive, felt that the photo was disrespectful to Ciara's baby daddy, doubting that she asked permission for their son to be photographed naked. Outspoken comedian Lil Duval reposted the pic and wrote, "Only women support shit like this," before clowning Russell Wilson: "Ain't no real n*gga finna let u do a photoshoot with his head in yo ass."
Others rushed to Ciara's defense. Kelly Rowland, who had allegedly "liked" a comment that bashed the pic, made an Instagram post in order to clarify her feelings, writing, "This pic of my dear friend and her beautiful family makes my heart smile."
"I feel like Ciara triggers something in certain dudes who think they are irreplaceable," reads a popular tweet. "Very bizarre to watch."
See a round-up of notable reactions to Ciara's Harper's Bazaar appearance below.