As usual… a day before it was originally set to premiere on VEVO, Ciara’s video for “Gimmie Dat” has already hit the net.
In the Melina-directed clip, CiCi pops the hood on her black Lambo, and bumps & grinds her way to superstardom in an abandoned parking lot.
Rocking a “FLY” ensemble that includes a pair of daisy dukes, the singer heads inside a warehouse where she dons an Atlanta Braves fitted cap and busts some serious dance moves before the sky opens up and gets her all wet.
[Sidebar: Watch it quick! It may be gone in a minute…] **10/12/10 Updated with the official VEVO video **
Thursday (Oct. 7), Ciara visited East High School in Memphis, Tenn. to stress the importance of education to 900 high school students. CiCi is a part of the Get Schooled National Challenge along with Ludacris, Keri Hilson and more.
The multi-city tour engages students in an effort to help improve high school graduation rates and ultimately raise college completion rates.
“They can take away your house, they can take away your money, they can take away your clothes, they can take away all those fun materialistic things, but if you have knowledge, you can always get that back,” shared CiCi, who wore a pheasant-print T-shirt, sparkly pinstripe pants, and bejeweled heels. “Knowledge is the foundation to everything.”
Ciara surprised students with a brief impromptu performance of her ladies remix to Chris Brown’s “Deuces.” Watch video of CiCi’s speech & performance below: Continue Reading…
I’ve never even considered comparing Ciara to Keri Hilson. Besides the fact that they each rep the “A”, there’s really no comparison in my opinion.
Ciara obviously agrees with me. When asked recently if she feels that Keri jacked her swag, CiCi pretty much said don’t even go there!
There’s a very, very strong difference between myself and Keri. So I’m not even in that space to go there. I’m way past that mentally and creatively . . . It’s best that I give my fans what they want.
It would be crazy to say I haven’t heard that question before, but mentally I’m not even there . . .
I honestly don’t feel like my spot has ever been taken. If you place Rihanna and Beyoncé aside of each other, you would be able to see clearly that there’s a difference . . . I’m just pushing to be the best in my own world.
In the video, CiCi decides to perform her signature “matrix” move on the set but some manish (<~ remember that word?) photographer decided to shoot pics of her crotch and send it out to the masses.
Needless to say, Ciara’s not very happy about the pics:
First I have to say that the photos you saw… umm… I was honestly a little frustrated about the photos that you did get to see from the video shoot, only because they weren’t photos that I had taken by my photographer and someone decided they wanted to shoot me at bad and crazy angles…but other than that I’m excited about the video.
I didn’t even know about these pics until just now. They’re totally raunchy and not at all befitting of a lady like Ciara!
Ciara really shouldn’t have a problem securing a mate… especially after those BIKINI BUTT SHOTS hit the streets, but apparently she wants to ring the alarm and put out the requirements to apply for membership to her heart.