The grammy-nominated, Wale gave a happy-go-lucky performance last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. With the help of The Roots, Wale sang his new single “My P.Y.T.”
The performance promoted his new mixtape, Summer on Sunset dropping on Friday, and his upcoming album S.H.I.N.E to be released later this year.
Wale was relaxed and grinning, as he started his performance by casually filming himself on Snapchat. In his chain and Adidas shirt, Wale crooned the updated version of an iconic Michael Jackson number.
The comparison to Jackson stops pretty much after the title of the song and chorus. “My P.Y.T” is undeniably a product of the Caribbean influences in hip-hop today.
Between the Snapchat-ing and yells of “anotha one” mid-song, the DJ Khaled references point to the lighthearted nature of the song.
Wale was in his element, but performs as if he’s singing along with his friends. We’ll all be guilty of this the more and more the single is played on the radio.
While reviving Jackson, Wale’s song also seems reminiscent of Sean Kingston‘s “Beautiful Girls.” “My P.Y.T.” has that relaxed summer vibe that the charts are so fond of, and the chorus of “I want to love you/Pretty Young Thing” are already infamous.
Wale danced his way over to Fallon’s corner to the crowds’ delight. Then, Wale metaphorically dropped the mike with his final statement of “Hit me on the Snapchat.”
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