Lil Wayne stopped by The Tonight Show to perform his single “Dream” with the help of house band the Roots and three backup singers. The track, which comes off the rapper’s new album Funeral, sees Wayne reflecting on nightmare scenarios.
“I had a dream I was broke,” he raps in the high-energy performance. “No diamonds and no gold/Most saddest story ever told/And I had a dream I was a fool/No mansion or no pool/I woke up and I screamed/Thank God it was just a dream.”
The rapper announced Funeral, his 13th studio album, in January only a week ahead of its release. The album is a follow-up to Lil Wayne’s 2018 album, Tha Carter V, and Wayne has appeared on numerous collaborations over the past few years, including 2 Chainz’s “2 Dollar Bill,” Juvenile and Birdman’s “Ride Dat” and Travis Barker’s “Gimme Brain.”
Earlier this week, Lil Wayne performed on The Masked Singer as the robot, taking on a cover of Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way.” After taking off his robot mask during the post-Super Bowl premiere episode, Wayne said he picked the costume for his kids: “So when my kids watch the show with me I know they’re gonna like the robot costume.”