With flames licking up behind him, Bryson Tiller, already the MVP of the BET Awards, came out to perform a pair of his biggest hits, “Exchange” and “Don’t,” during the ceremony.
Rocking an L.A. fitted, the Louisville, Kentucky native brought the smooth, midnight storm flavor to the stage, maintaining a relatively static stage presence as he ran through the cuts in front of an ambulance, while Ray J and “Black-ish” actress Marsai Martin sang along.
His BET performance came in the wake of Tiller already winning Best New Artist and Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, which he dedicated to his hometown.
Bryson Tiller: “This is for my hometown, Louisville, Kentucky. Rest in peace Muhammad Ali” #BETAwards
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) June 27, 2016
Tiller has had a banner year following the release of his debut T R A P S O U L. The album, which spawned numerous singles including the aforementioned cuts, debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 and was eventually certified platinum this past April.
Bryson is scheduled to perform at The Meadows Music and Arts Festival on Oct. 1-2 at Citi Field in Queens, New York.