Ciara has been accused by her ex-fiancé Future of using their son in a ''publicity stunt''.

The 'Goodies' hitmaker and her new boyfriend, American football star Russell Wilson, has been blasted by the rapper for trying to increase their public profile by having their picture taken with Russell pushing Future - the musician's 14-month-old son - in a stroller.

Future said: ''Of course I wouldn't want anyone to push my son. That's like the number one rule.

''If I was a kid, and my mom had a dude pushing me, I would've jumped out the stroller and slapped the s**t out of him. You never do that in our community.

''You don't even bring a man around your son. You only know this dude for a few months and you're bringing him around your kid? Who does that? Nobody does that.''

According to Future, the image was staged just to increase the profile of the new couple.

He told US radio station Power 105.1: ''At the end of the day, I'm not for the publicity stunt.

''Leave my son out of all the publicity s**t. Just leave him out of your relationship, because we don't need your relationship for anything.

''I can take care of him on my own, without any help.''