Tyla Performs ‘Jump’ with Gunna and Skillibeng in Debut Performance at 2024 BET Awards

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Grammy award winning, South African artist Tyla made her debut performance at the 2024 BET Awards, joining forces with “Jump” featured artists, Gunna and Skillibeng. 

In this performance which was a grand spectacle, Tyla brought the continent to the BET Awards. At just 22 years old, she performed at Culture’s Biggest Night at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 30. She showcased her latest hit, “Jump,” featuring Gunna and Skillibeng.

She wore a brown two-piece bra and skirt set paired with black thigh-high boots, the “Water” singer captivated the audience from behind a cage filled with dancers painted as a giant tiger, a nod to her dedicated fanbase, the Tygers.


Get this, Gunna and Skillibeng later joined her onstage to deliver their verses. Tyla ended her set with her hit record “Water,” while paying homage to her Johannesburg roots.

ICYMI, Tyla earned four nominations at this year’s BET Awards, winning best new artist and best international act.

What interesting is her performance follows the cancellation of her debut concert tour, which was scheduled around the release of her self-titled debut album in March. At the time, she disclosed she was dealing with the lingering effects of an injury. Thankfully she looked A-okay on stage at the awards.

“As much as this is something I would rather have dealt with privately, it’s important that I share what I have to share with you today. For the past year, I’ve been silently suffering with an injury that has tragically worsened,” Tyla wrote. “I’ve seen doctors and specialists with high hopes, but the pain has only become more agonizing as has the severity of the situation.”

She added, “I am absolutely heartbroken to have to say this, but as of right now, I won’t be able to proceed with the tour. In consulting with medical professionals, it’s become increasingly clear that continuing any festival or tour dates would jeopardize my long-term health and safety.”

During a recent interview with PEOPLE, Tyla hinted at what fans could expect from her tour when she returns to the stage. “Obviously, what happened unfortunately happened, but the plans were there,” she said. “We were giving them an experience, not just a show, which I love. We always try to do things that are different and more interesting, or things that I feel people would want to see. That’s definitely going to be a part of the planning when we do get back to working on the tour. We have so many ideas, and it’s just going to be amazing.”

Back in February, Tyla won her first Grammy Award for best African music performance for “Water,” her breakthrough hit that reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Safe to say she’s hot and has the momentum.

Reflecting on the “surreal” moment, she told PEOPLE, “Hearing my name, being able to get on that stage and say a whole speech was crazy, especially considering my age and how early I am in my career. I didn’t expect that honestly, but I’m just so grateful that it happened. It’s history. It’s such a big moment for home. I couldn’t be happier, really.”

Keep killing it, Tyla. We see you!

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