R&B star Ciara refused to say her ex-fiance Future's name while announcing the 2016 Billboard Music Awards nominations on Monday (11Apr16).
The Goodies star was previously engaged to the rapper, with whom she shares a young son, but they parted ways in 2014, consequently leading to an acrimonious split.
And when Ciara and rapper Ludacris appeared on live TV in the U.S. to announce the nominees for this year's (16) prizegiving, her silence proved there is still tension brewing between her and her ex.
The singer was in charge of revealing the shortlist for the Top Rap Artist category, and as the stars' photos flashed across the screen, she began by naming Drake and Fetty Wap, but took a long pause before Ludacris took over to say Future's name.
She picked her duties back up by listing Wiz Khalifa and Silento as the other nominees, and moved on to the next category.
While Ciara was not shown on screen during her unplanned silence, footage of her skipping over Future's name has since gone viral. Moreover, she might have a run-in with the hip-hop star when she and Ludacris return to co-host the prizegiving in May (16).
However, Ciara still has plenty to be happy about - last month (Mar16), her American football player boyfriend Russell Wilson proposed to her after a year of dating.
The marriage will be Ciara's first, while Russell was previously married to Ashton Meem from 2012 to 2014