Ciara Performs ‘Ride’ & ‘Gimmie Dat’ On Mo’Nique Show

Published: Wednesday 22nd Dec 2010 by Sam

R&B vixen Ciara continued along the promotional trail for her ‘Basic Instinct’ LP tonight, appearing on The Mo’Nique Show. Recorded last week (yet aired tonight), the dynamo performer turned in rousing showings of singles ‘Gimmie Dat’ and ‘Ride’. In the case of the latter, the performance served as her first televised rendition of the Urban smash.

Check out how she fared after the jump…

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Ride

Gimmie Dat

While I much preferred the more polished products that were her ‘Ellen’ and ‘Lopez Tonight’ performances, Ciara once again showed why she stands and head and shoulders above the pack. I’ve said it before and will continue to re-assert: Ms Harris is undeniably one of the best performers the industry has birthed for some time. What she lacks in vocal prowess, she more than negates with her raw energy and insane precision. She is, to put it simply, ‘that’ chick. And while record sales may say otherwise, performances such those she’s been offering as of late, indicate that she will be around for some time to come.

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  1. Brandy = DA TRUTH December 22, 2010

    Amennnnn! Ciara may not be snatching wigs of some of the female artists right now, but she is doing that in HER performances. Keri Hoeson will sell more than her, but I am sure Ciara will come out strong at the end!!!!!! YOU WATCH!

    CIARA SLAYED!

  2. ThePleasurePrincipal December 22, 2010

    This performance proves that there was no reason to ban her video from BET. I don’t understand how you can ban a video and not a live performance of the same choregraphy/content in the video… I know it’s considered ‘late night tv’ but still… I’m rooting for Ciara… first week sales don’t determine her future success. Both performances was incredible. Basic Instinct is one of the better album of 2010 as well… Love Ciara and her new album…

  3. Roab December 22, 2010

    Ok, Im not to going to go in on Ciara. Im not a fan…at all! But why did her label wait so long to start the promo for this album?

  4. KNUCK December 22, 2010

    I still love you ci. you and your team need to get it together! Get back to that evolution feel. The whole album had an amazing sound. Who has had a record like “Promise” anytime recently? you were doing your own thing and it was an Urban smash. Take a break and FOCUS.

    “Gimme Dat” isn’t really your audience’s cup of tea. And I loved “Speechless” but the video was p*** poor and there was no promotion. I just don’t know anymore.

  5. mina December 22, 2010

    Now that’s how you perform

  6. It’sCiaraHoes December 22, 2010

    She KILLED RIDE!!!!
    Her label waited until her album was released for her to have t.v promo, what kind of fuckery!
    She needs 2 release the track with Usher Now!!

  7. Jazz December 22, 2010

    great performance,

  8. Traci Summers December 22, 2010

    she is giving me 2010 aaliyah HANDS DOWN ..ride n the bandana n shades in the gimmie dat performance. GO HEAD CIARA!!!! KEEP UR HEAD WAY UP!

  9. Mari December 22, 2010

    She straight killed “Ride”! It was like watching the actual video but with back-up dancers!

  10. GangsterA December 22, 2010

    she killed it such a great peformer

  11. Stacy December 22, 2010

    Another great performance from Ciara. She leaves it all on stage unlike….

  12. MissImpartial December 22, 2010

    I don’t know how anyone can be happy for Ciara to flop. At least with her after watching her performances I am entertained. She is great performer. It seems people do not like to support talent any more. I would rather see her on these awards shows performing rather than Katy Perry, Kesha or Taylor Swift.

  13. Nana December 22, 2010

    The truth is that she can’t sing. I think she should stop singing and be a dancer

  14. The Truth December 22, 2010

    FLOP FLOP FLOP!!! 37,000

  15. anna December 22, 2010

    LOVE HERRRR

  16. edison dreams December 22, 2010

    SHE BEEN TAKING VOCAL LESSONS I SEE

  17. Jay1 December 22, 2010

    Best dancer of today’s generation.

  18. redbonechick22 December 22, 2010

    i luv it…..she’s still a go girl..keep workin hard babygurl…im sure u gonna make it..u deserve it…they can keep hatin n talkin s***..fact is every year u r steppin ur game up….f*** her management 4 not promotin the album..but it dont matter, keep movin on, u gettin better n better…luv ya babygirl

  19. Dave December 22, 2010

    Ciara. & she can sing, dance, & entertain. Watch her ustream acapella’s >>>>>>>>>>>>
    Idk y this blog never posted them. Ciara just has a soft, unique voice. But she knows her voice & how to play around with it.

  20. Lisa December 22, 2010

    Ciare – Ride has sold 680,000 copies :O

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  22. getmelolly December 22, 2010

    Great Performance!! She makes me wanna get up and break my hip with those moves 🙂

  23. Lostonez December 22, 2010

    she still murderin her performances after he weak ass album sales

  24. queenbeyonce10 December 22, 2010

    Saying she can;t sing is being delusional, she ain’t no Bey, but she sure can sing wayyyyyyyy better than Rihanna and most other “stage walkers”

    Ciara is on the Top 3 Best Female performers of this generation.

    1. Beyonce
    2. Ciara
    3. Lady Gaga

  25. CIARALOVER December 22, 2010

    @QUEENBEYONCE YEA I AGREE SHE CANT SING LIKE BEYONCE BUT SHE SURE IS WAY BETTER THAN RIHANNA LOL

  26. me December 22, 2010

    in the keri post someone talked about supporting tenacity. all praises to my girl cici. guess what haters she still ain’t gone stop. shes having label issues and lack of promo. tell me why your favs flopping with support from both?

  27. me December 22, 2010

    @queenbeyonce10 i will actually agree with a beyonce stan for once. beyonce queen ciara princess of rnb/hiphop. PERIOD. rihanna is a placement holder for when ciara gets her team straightened out

  28. me December 22, 2010

    i think beyonce needs to let ciara support her on tour. i would certainly go.

  29. lisa December 22, 2010

    CIARA IS ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMER EVER AND ONCE SHE GET WITH THE RIGHT LABEL WITH COMMON SENSE SHE WILL KEEP RISING TO THE TOP, THIS GIRL IS TO TALENTIVE NOBODY CAN TOUCH HER WITH DANCING AND HER SWEET UNIQUE VOICE!

  30. Wire December 22, 2010

    How can anybody say Ciara can sing when she never sings live.

    Most of her songs sounds like she is rapping so where’s the logic?

    Rihanna always sings live and sounds just like the studio version. Beyonce’s fat talentless ass wouldn’t know s*** about that.

  31. Tami December 22, 2010

    THIS B**** IS A F****** DANCER NOT A SINGER!WHO CARS IF SHE DANCES WELL BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY HER DANCING AINT HELPING HER SALES!B**** NEEDS TO COME OUT WITH A FITNESS DVD OR WII GAME!

  32. tae December 22, 2010

    lol i love ciara voice its so amazing and yes she has pleeentty reasons why she isnt doing weel rite now and majority of them arent her fault her label got her into some more illegal issues and sum other s*** her time will come soon enough she just gotta keep working hard.

  33. Traci Summers December 22, 2010

    the only people who should be losing sleep over ciara’s sales are her label as long as ciara comes out with hot music ITS ALL GOOD!! SO U LOW LIFE STANS WHO ARE SO BITTER AND FAIL AT LIFE THAT U WNA KEEP DROWNING OUT #teamciara ‘s positivity is a f****** loser. f*** off we love ciara her music is all im interested in her sales are doing nothing for life. only her music so sit down

  34. spunkypoop December 22, 2010

    Hello BEYONCE WHO!??? (lololol)

  35. MISHKA December 22, 2010

    Not impressed.

    I saw her dancing and all, but that’s it. That song is not great at all. The song has to be good no matter if you can’t sing or if you can’t dance. This song is meh.

  36. MISHKA December 22, 2010

    I’m talking about “Gimme dat” of course.

  37. d December 22, 2010

    it’s her music thats the problem It not classic , hate to bring it up but Janet created great music and went a diffrent directions on each album.Unlike Janet cici’s voice has no texture to it. but shes a great performer. if Janet is the apex of all forms of music genre . CICi only has one element and that’s the stage and she’s pretty. JAnet is prettier, better performer, musically and vocally better and a song writer. CICi needs to chanllenge her self its too early in her career to go back to basics and too early in her career to flop this hard. People think you can mimic janet and it would work but janet gave you so many sides that lined up musically. ride is just unacceptable.

  38. GROW UP PLEASE!!!!!!!!! December 22, 2010

    ONLY STUPID PEOPLE WANT HER TO FLOP. ANYBODY WITH EYES CAN SEE THAT DESERVES MUCH MORE CREDIT THAN SHE IS GETTING . PLEASE DON’T GIVE UP CICI

  39. DNATL December 22, 2010

    Yes, I agree she is giving that “Aaliyah 2010” vibe. her album is really good. I believe her album will do well, “slow and steady” wins the race. We are in a recession , so nobody’s going diamond ! She has her own lane and filled a necessary void. Go Ciara ! She must be doing something right !

  40. Brandy 4ever December 22, 2010

    lol it was a small stage sam.. she couldnt really do much… but sale dont mean a damn thing… if she goes on tour again ibet it will do better than rihanna’ Last goat on the farm tour..

  41. Carmen H December 22, 2010

    She did great as always. Ciara is talented and I believe she will go far. It’s obvious her label issues are the reason for the recent problems because when she is on stage you can’t deny her talent and drive.

  42. Jodys From Paris December 22, 2010

    She killed that performance. point blank. haters r so jealous, they sayin she cant sing; if she cant sing, what was she doin then??? she sings n sounds good for her vocal range. n she sings and dance at the same time..goood. in my opinion there should b a room 4 every artists, so i wont put shades on any artists. but cici is defietely talented n she’s a very positive person. despite all the hatred she keeps goin harder n harder, i admire her courage n that’s what life’s about. never give up, never pay attention to people who messup up with their own life n only wish other would do the same…so haters n losers u can keep tryin..u only wastin ur energy…

  43. Reina December 22, 2010

    i really liked the Ride performance,it makes me want to hear the song again.
    of course,the gimme that performance on George lopez is the best and all the rest will pail in comparison

  44. Nick December 22, 2010

    I love Ciara, she is a beast on the dancefloor., she needs a new team behind her tho, whoever. Is promoting sux-period! Email me CiCi

  45. Che’s_Beret December 22, 2010

    Damn that was a small stage for “Gimmie Dat”. Though, I prefer her Lopez Tonight perfomance she still killed the stage with both acts. Sidenote: How the hell does BET ban the video Ride but allow her to perform the song using the same (slighty censored) moves from the video? ……I’ll gladly pay to see Beyonce, Ciara, Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, and Usher in concert because each know how to perform and put on an excellent show.

  46. Jair December 22, 2010

    In terms of the “vocals’ that some people are talking about, I don’t think Ciara OR Rihanna can sing that well. However, Ciara’s voice is somewhat more pleasant on the ears. My opinion though. These artists don’t depend on vocal prowess, but on putting on a show. If they just stood there and sang, it wouldn’t be so great. Not saying they can’t sing, but they just aren’t the best. Regardless, Ciara KILLED these performances, and I’m sorry to hear she did terrible on sales, but she’s still relevant, and she’s not going anywhere!

  47. Miles December 22, 2010

    Some notes about these performances…

    -She is not singing live. She is miming to a re-recorded “live” vocal.
    -I actually like the sound of her voice and believe she can sing.
    -I’ve heard her sing live before and she actually sounded fine (but she wasn’t dancing).
    -Promo for this album was a HUGE fail since it started after the release of the album.
    -I believe there’s still time with future singles and better planning for the CD to be a success.
    -I look forward to hearing more and think she’s gonna be just fine.

  48. NICOLETTE December 23, 2010

    CIARA MURDERS HER PERFORMANCES … SHE JUST NEEDS BETTER WRITERS & PRODUCERS… HER MGT/ A&R TEAM NEEDS TO BE FIRED…. SHE’S SHOULD BE SELLING OUT ARENAS LIKE JANET, BRITNEY, BEYONCE & RIHANNA BY NOW… I MEAN EVEN RIHANNA’S NO TALENT SELF CAN SELL OUT ARENAS IN SOME CITIES… GET IT TOGETTHER CIARAa

  49. Rihanna Stan ( I Hate C-error) December 23, 2010

    I KNEW IT!!!!

    LMAO

    FAIL B**** FAAAAIIIIILLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Rihanna Stan ( I Hate C-error) December 23, 2010

    @C-ERROR STANS GURL YALL A HOTT MESS OF TOO FUNNY. c-RROR SINGLES WILL PROBABLY NEVER ENTER THE TOP 100 AGAIN.

    I WONDER WHERE BASICALLY EXTINCT WILL BE ON NEXT WEEK BILLBOARD. MAYBE 200 IF LUCKY LMFAO

    RIHANNA REMAINS IN TOP 5 ON ITUNES SINGLE CHARTS *HI HATERS

  51. TIPS 4 C-ERROR December 23, 2010

    WHY IS THIS GIRL SO UNCLASSY CHILD BYE..WHAT WOULD HE MOTHER THINK

  52. magilla gorilla December 23, 2010

    why is magilla gorilla not in a cage? take dis w**** back to the zoo asap

  53. MannyPacquiao October 19, 2011

    Thank goodness some bloggers can still write. Thanks for this piece

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