After dropping her seventh album, Beauty Marks, Ciara has been working non-stop to let her fans, both stans and casual, know to go cop that new new. This includes appearances everywhere from The View to ELLE. But what about a true Ciara performance with where we can see CiCi go off? Well, we finally got just that last night. Ciara came to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and in the words of her sister in twerk, Big Freedia, she did not come to play.
Ciara started her set by performing her current single “Thinkin’ Bout You.” Decked out in a custom orange jumpsuit with “TBY” across the chest, Ciara dance her little heart out giving us some slight Michael Jackson hand movements mixed with some slight footwork and a tiny bit of twerk. She avoided a full-on dance performance to give us some live vocals instead. Our girl also had a whole set of songs to perform, so she had to save some energy for the rest of the show.
In addition to what was seen on TV, Ciara also did a few off-air performances, including the hustler's anthem “Set.” After plugging Beauty Marks, she encouraged the audience to download the album not now, but right now, before breaking into “Level Up.” We got a little bit of the choreography from the video, with an added dance break. The A-Town representer then took it back to her first hit “Goodies” followed by “1, 2 Step” to the shrieks and screams of fans in the crowd. She ended her set with her verse from Missy Elliott’s “Lose Control” and a few last minute eight counts.
While it wasn’t quite a s high energy as we’d like, you can’t say Cici can’t give it when she wants to, as she bopped across the stage performing new songs and old classics. You can check out her performance of "Thinkin' Bout You" and the rest of her set below.