Miguel introduced his 2010 single “Quickie” at BET Experience with a rap throwback: A cover of Tupac‘s 1993 single “I Get Around.” As the rap icon’s vocals blared from the speakers, Miguel broke into dance and alternated between hyping the crowd and reciting the cocksure lyrics. A minute later, the track slowed as the R&B wunderkind repeated a crucial line: “Don’t be picky, just be happy with a quickie.”
Turns out, the rap classic segued perfectly into Miguel’s own ballad to bachelordom. (“I don’t want to be loved, I don’t want to be loved / I just need a quick fix,” he sang.) Whether he imagines himself channeling Pac’s poolside and bathtub antics with a cordless phone handy, or positions himself behind the mic stand like the celebrated soul performer that he is, Miguel exudes charisma.
Watch the clip up top.