City Girls took the stage at the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday night (June 27) for the first live TV performance of their new single, the viral hit “Twerkulator.”
Introduced by host Taraji P. Henson with an extensive geographic history lesson that ended in the duo’s Miami hometown, the City Girls came out flanked by a variety of dancers to play the the much-anticipated new single. Towards the end of the energetic performance, the Kraftwerk-via-Afrika-Bambaataa-sampling single gave way to a quick snippet of Cajmere’s ’90s club classic “Percolator,” whose hook “Twerkulator” interpolates.
Earlier this month, “Twerkulator” debuted at No. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group was nominated for best group at this year’s BET Awards, but lost to Silk Sonic earlier in the evening.