Doechii’s performance at the 2023 BET Awards of her songs “Booty Drop” and “What It Is” showed she was born to be a superstar. Before the Best New Artist nominee took that road with Doja Cat as her The Scarlet Tour part one, the self-proclaimed Swamp Princess was to give rap fans a taste of what they would experience live.
To open her medley set, Doechii performed her dance track “Booty Drop.” As she rapped, “Strip club, dance, dance, do it in a handstand
Get down, take groups, do nothing it will cost”, it was hard not to follow the movement.
Then she mixed in on her controversial track “What It Is,” which originally featured Kodak Black. To pay homage to the act behind the track’s sample, Southern legends Trillville joined Doechii on stage for a medley of their 2004 song “Some Cut.”
Despite the backlash from “What It Is”, the song earned Doechii her first Billboard #1 on the Rhythmic Airplay chart. In an attempt to appease his fans, Doechii uploaded a Kodak Black version of the track to his YouTube channel.
Watch Doechii’s BET Awards performance below: