R+B beauty Ciara has laughed off cruel reports that she was once a man.

The GOODIES singer, 18, had heard the rumour was sparked on OPRAH WINFREY's hit US television chat show - but Ciara insists this is impossible.

She says, "You know what's funny? The rumour that I used to be a man.

"They said Oprah Winfrey said that on her show. I've never been on Oprah in my life."

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