"I totally respect her (Beyonce')....The actual song is real. As women we go through it. Both her and I have ran into each other at different times and every time there's love and respect and I just choose to keep it that way. I choose not to get into the craziness of it. It's definitely a different record and the same concept. I respect her and I think she's an amazing performer."--Ciara addresses comparisons between her hit 2007 Like A Boy and Beyonce's If I Were A Boy after admitting that she's heard different things from a lot of people regarding why Beyonce's chose to record If I Were A Boy. In related news, Ciara covers November's issue of Men's Health Magazine. Revealing her idea of the perfect gentleman Ciara says:
"I like for a guy to have his own thing going on, a strong drive and focus—because that motivates me. You can tell it's there when you talk to him, but it also shows in the way he carries himself—how he moves around a room. That confidence shows through. It's really intriguing to me, and I need to see this sort of great potential before I even talk to a guy....."I like to go out to dinner and the movies. These are things that give you the opportunity to learn about a person's tastes—what they laugh at. That says a lot."