Ciara’s “I Bet”: Is New Song About Ex-Fiance Future?

Moving on. Five months after Ciara split from her then-fiancé and father of her child, Future, the singer released a song about heartbreak and betrayal. 

The "I'm Out" performer, 29, debuted her new track "I Bet" this week. The emotional single begins with Ciara crooning, "I bet you start loving me / Soon as I start loving someone else / Somebody better than you / I bet you start needing me / Soon as you see me with someone else / Somebody other than you."

Us Weekly exclusively revealed in August 2014 that the two musicians were parting ways. Ciara, 29, had accepted Future's proposal the year prior, and gave birth to the couple's first child, son Future, in May 2014, just months before their split. 

"He cheated on her," a source told Us at the time. "Game over."

Ciara coyly addressed the cheating rumors in the lyrics to "I Bet," hinting at other women, lying, and secrets. 

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Future and Ciara attend the 2013 BET Awards Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

"So I'm supposed to believe that it's Fellini's calling your phone?" she sings. "I'm s'posed to believe that they're asking you if you're home / I wasn't born yesterday, not me / Can't get that over me, not me / I love you but I won't be a fool for you / That is just something that I wouldn't do, babe / I mean I'mma stay if you could tell the truth / But you can't, no matter how much time I ask."

"Is that your bitch over there, giving' me the ugly stare," she continues. "The one with the silicone ass, and the Brazilian hair / You ain't gon' respect me no no no till I'm not there."

The vulnerable number is the first single off of Ciara's upcoming sixth studio album Jackie, which is named after her mother. "I imagine this song will be very meaningful for a lot of people," she told Billboard of "I Bet." "It is much bigger than any one person's experience." 

Take a listen in the video above!

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