Ciara Gimmie Dat Music Video: Janet Jackson Ripoff?

Melinda Tommy | October 10, 2010 | 21 Comments

Ciara Gimmie Dat Music Video: Janet Jackson Ripoff? – Ciara who was inspired by Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” music video has unveiled a teaser for her upcoming clip for the single called “Gimmie Dat” off her “Basic Instinct” album that will be out in the near future.

As stated above the black and white clip looks like an updated version of Rhythm Nation where CiCi goes raw with some raunchy dance moves under the rain in an abandoned warehouse.

The heavy dance clip which was directed by Melina will be premiering in full on Tuesday on VEVO and of course it will be posted here for fans and critics to discuss.

What do you think of the clip so far? An original piece or a Janet ripoff?

Update:Ciara did rip Janet Jackson off when you look at the clip for All Nite (Don’t Stop).

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  1. tete says:

    I Dont see it. Maybe she was inspired by it but I don’t remember Janet dancing in the rain, or on the street in front of a lambo or stepping also Gimme Dat video is in color. The video is as original as music videos have been in the past 20+ years. Everyone draws inspiration from somewhere nothing just pops out of thin air…I rather her get inspiration from Janet’s greatness than anyone else.

    • Carlos says:

      Of course janet is inspiring even at the level of ripoff… and Ciara is not the only one did you forget how Alejandro video by Tranny Gaga was made in the military mood just as Janets Rhythm Nation… Hello

    • tabloidjunkie says:

      ut mj did dance in the rain..almost exactly the same dance in the rain called black panther’s dance at the end of black or white

      • DAVE says:

        Well actually Michael got his concept for “Black and white” from Janet’s ‘The Knowledge video they are extremely similar that black panther scene you talked about. ‘The Knowleddge came out in 1989 Black and white came out in 1993, but that and RN happened to be MJ favorite song and video of his sister.
        In other note JJ been getting ripped off by many female entertainers its just not that many ppl know who and when they rip her off only her true fans can scope it out.

  2. jinny says:

    as a steady reader of this blog i think not only was it rude but very immature to simply say it was a ripoff of Janet, I’m not a big Ciara fan but I do know that her music videos are always on point, so to simply throw out all her hard work out the window and call this video a ripoff is sad on your part. give credit when its due, it won’t hurt you

  3. Shane says:

    You saw a 36 second teaser with stuff that might not even be in the final video and you are already calling it a ripoff. Janet did not have HBCU steppers in her video. Janet was surrounded by military men and women so that’s a difference in itself. Ciara is not in a warehouse, she’s outside with wood step ups another difference. Ciara is outside in rain…like wow i’m shocked at this blog because this isn’t like you.

  4. Emel says:

    YES it’s def a RIP OFF! But I will say one thinkg not only is RN Iconic and ground breaking it also had a meaning and a perpose.
    Just read the lyric’s to Rhythm Nation than compare them to Gimme dat. I mean Gimme dat isn’t worthy of being in the same sentense as RN.

    With music by our side
    to break the color lines
    let’s work together
    to improve our way of life
    join voices in protest
    to social injustice
    a generation full of courage
    come forth with me

    people of the world today
    are we looking for a better way of life
    we are apart of the rhythm nation
    people of the world unite
    strength in numbers we can get it right
    one time
    we are apart of the rhythm nation.

  5. U says:

    So that Janey Stan is mad ?

    I didn’t Know Janet had pink hair in RN

  6. StrangerInTx says:

    What are we gonna do about you shifty faggs?

    Anyway. No its not a rip off. Plus you apes haven’t even seen the full video. You’re just being shady with a 30sec clip and its not cute.

    And DEAD @ this emul monkey. Don’t act Janet hasn’t had any songs expressing herself in dance inspired lyrics. And don’t act like Ciara hasn’t given you lyrics with great substance.

    Y’all actin Janet was the 1st and only one to do a military style cheoro.
    Michael did it before her and after.

    DEAL.

    • JT says:

      Um sweetie what lyrics have Ciara given us that could EVER be anywhere near as strong as what that person posted? Goodies? Like a Boy? Promise?…..Ya how groundbreaking.

      WOW your REALLY steamed huh lol, actually Janet did the Military thing before MJ did, sorry, get it right boo.

  7. Will says:

    It doesnt look like Rhythm Nation at all….but it does look like Janet Jackson’s All Nite (Dont Stop) video from her 2004 album Damita Jo….I think thats the video youre referring to

  8. chris says:

    It’s not a ripoff…it does have a RN feel to it, but so what?!?! There are very few original ideas out today; but that’s only because there’s very little that hasn’t already been done. It’s obvious that Ciara is influence by Janet and I’m sure Janet doesn’t have a problem with Ciara using her as inspiration. I personally like Ciara and find her work commendable.

  9. BESTDANCER says:

    WELL IT IS DEFINATELY A RHYTHM NATION FEEL, BUT RHYTHM NATION WAS ICON & GROUND BREAKING; LIKE SOMEONE POSTED EARLY RHYTHM NATION HAD A MEANING BEHIND IT; A STORY TO TELL. GIMME DAT IS JUST SUMFIN OR NOTHING TO SAY. EVERYONE FROM CIARA, BEYONCE, LADY GAGA, RHIANNA ALL OF THEM COPIES JANET; THEY HAVE COPIED THE GODDESS IN SOME WAY FORM OR FASHION BUT I DON’T THINK THAT JANET MIND SO WHY SHOULD WE. I LIKE CIARA, BUT I LOVE JANET JACKSON.

  10. Armando says:

    I love how they are making Ciara’s new music video so intense and epic. Who cares?

  11. JT says:

    Im not at alll suprised, Ciara copies everything Janet does, the girls not original, its what we all expect. The only ones mad and pissed about it are her 13yr old and under fans who dont know better.

  12. Asolaine says:

    I think Ciara has finally come into her own. Almost every dance artist in the industry is inspired by Janet. She’s the epitome of dance and her image represent that. i think her fans are a little sensitive about this one. This video looks nothing like All nite or RN! Ciara’s stepping and the overall vibe is totally different. i know the compariosns between the two make Janet’s fans upcomfortable, but Ciara will always remind folks of how iconic Janet is. She’s someone Janet should embrace! I think Cici has made a name for herself once again! It’s so fierce!

    • Holdupmoose says:

      DEATH at this failed post!

      The ones steamed are the Ciara stans! they’re upset that EVERY single thing she does is compared to Janet Jackson. You guys needs to understand that

      1. Ciara lacks originality. She directly rips off of Janet Jackson hence why Janet NEVER gives her props.

      2. She’s BLAND and UNINSPIRED.

      3. She’s untalented.

      These are facts. Janet doesn’t embrace Ciara because of all these things.

      That’s all.

  13. charles says:

    Ciara is a diva! Give that woman some respect!

  14. LUV says:

    I DEFINATELY see the Janet influence but this really isnt a Rhythm Nation rip, Go Girl was a Rhythm Nation rip, it was a DIRECT rip. This has the influences of Jan moves and videos

  15. Jayjay says:

    Janet is a icon that no one can top because of her unique but always changing style in music and looks. However artist like Ciara, Beyonce, Rihanna, and even Nicki Minag posses some of her strengths like creativeness, sexuality and style. In my eyes Janet was the hip Diana Ross or Black Madonna but even better.

  16. jess says:

    doesn’t matter about posting a video of Janet back in the days its about now. the first thing comes to one mind when watching Ciara performs is Janet and MJ the girl is inspired by her she the first to admit it. its sad how ones carry on about pitty things to point this out is pointless the worlds knows this. Ciara video is awesome the step her and the guys kill it. similarity Ciara has to Janet is amazing its take a hella good artist to even come close. give her credit love both ladies Janet and Ciara.