Lil Wayne Performs And Admits He’s Still Memorizing The Lyrics For His Album
Following the release of what might be one of the world’s most highly-anticipated albums ever, Lil Wayne stopped by The Tonight Show for a chat with host Jimmy Fallon along with a performance of the track Dedicate.
Tha Carter V boasts some insane features from around the music industry including longtime collaborator and friend Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Travis Scott, Ashanti, and includes production credits from the likes of Swizz Beatz, Zaytoven, DJ Mustard, Metro Boomin, and more. The rapper talked to Fallon about the album, which is gearing up to take the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 by moving an estimated 475,000 to 525,000 units in its debut week.
Because Wayne is known for not writing down his raps–but simply flowing off the top of his head on almost every occasion–he explains to the host that he is still in the process of memorizing the lyrics to his latest project. Weezy reveals that he had to have somebody type up and print out his lyrics earlier that day in order to prepare for his appearance on the show. He also explains what took so long with releasing the project, along with how it feels to have something with 5 years of anticipation released into the world.
Following their conversation, Lil Wayne took to the Tonight Show stage–with some help from The Legendary Roots crew–to perform one of the tracks off of his new project, “Dedicate.” Luckily for both Weezy, the studio audience, and everybody watching at home, it seems like he remembers the lyrics to this song pretty damn well.
Peep the entire performance of “Dedicate” below after checking out the rapper’s conversation with Fallon above.