R&B star Ciara would like to set the record straight about the photo spread she shot for the October issue of Vibe magazine: She was not nude.
EDITOR'S NOTE: It's fairly obvious that she is. See below.
Ciara says she is very upset by the magazine's depiction of her - rumors on the Internets have suggested that the singer was not nude during the photo shoot but instead wearing underwear, which Vibe allegedly airbrushed out.
"I walked into the Vibe photo shoot very excited about making an artistic expression," Ciara said. "And when I saw the photos, I was a little bothered because the photos appear as if I was nude, when in reality I wasn't nude."
EXHIBIT A: The non-nude Ciara nude picture in question.
Vibe Editor in Chief Danyel Smith responded that not only was Ciara nude, the entire idea behind the spread was the singer's, not the magazine's.
"Almost any photo you see on the cover of Vibe or any magazine is airbrushed [to some degree]," he said. "What I was thinking of doing, actually, was releasing the untouched photos online so people can see what the hullabaloo is about."