NEWSFLASH MTO: Ciara been badder than Beyonce since she hit the scene in 2004. I didn't like the greasy poorly-applied tracks during the days of her first album, but she was a cute girl, an unbelievable talent, was so original and different than anything we had seen on a female artist before. Yeah, Janet danced, Mya tried and Aaliyah is not here so I will be respectful, but no one had been a REAL dancer before Ciara except Paula and Janet. Well, neither one of them were ghetto, from the South and had the crunk style, so Ciara was a breath of fresh air. By 2004, most had grown tired of Beyonce, while I had always thought of her as tired!
@postmodernitst, I agree that it is very hard for people to give Ciara props. What I think is that people know that Ciara is phenomenal dancer and a very creative, innovative person in general. I think when she hit the scene, it made Beyonce fans very nervous that she was an artist who could outshine and dethrone Beyonce. It didn't happen, but I think that's what the concern was. So when she came out and people LOOOOOOOVED her, Beyonce fans wanted to pick her apart and focus on everything "bad" about her and magnify it. So I think people don't like Ciara because they think that it is somehow disloyal to Beyonce. They do Rihanna the same way, but like my mom said about Rihanna in 2007 "this girl is going to have longevity and be around a loooooooong time. I don't know what it is, but whatever it is, she has it". Rihanna's career is one that Beyonce has not been able to outshine or stop.
As far as baddest chicks in "the game", none of the mentions of MTO make my top 4 except Rihanna. You can say what you want about her personality, her inability to sing (???), her raunchiness, her forehead, Chris Brown beating her up, etc, etc, etc, but I do not believe people when they say they don't think she is pretty. I know everybody has an opinion and see beauty differently, but if you say that you think Beyonce is prettier than Ciara, you gotta be delusional. If you say Beyonce is prettier than Rihanna, you're just lying to yourself.
Top 4: #1 Zoe Saldana, #2 Rihanna, #3 Ciara, #4 Paula Patton
Honorable mention: Alicia Keys (homewrecking *** nonetheless), Kerry Washington, Thandie Newton
Untouchable queen: Janet Jackson
Lovely, by not hardly my top picks: Eva Marcille, Meagan Good, Kelly Rowland
Still have no idea why people think they are pretty because they are NOT: Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union, Beyonce