“Who does Ciara think she is? Rihanna?”
“Who does Rihanna think she is? Beyonce?”
“Who does Beyonce think she is? Tina Turner?”
“Who does Tina Turner think she is? Tina Turner.”
At the top of the copycat food chain, you find an idol/legend. First you must wade through countless imitators and impersonators, who claim they were only ‘influenced’ by the originator. We know the truth.
When you become famous, let YOURSELF become famous, not someone else. We already have a Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Usher, etc. We already had an Elvis and Michael Jackson. We don’t have you, so show us what we’re missing.
What works for someone else will not necessarily work for you, so don’t waste your time. If you do copy someone else, the public WILL notice and WILL slam you for it, so don’t bother.