Watch Playboi Carti bring ‘Slay3r’ to ‘The Tonight Show’

Performing in a fiery, strobe-lit warehouse

Playboi Carti performed ‘Slay3r’ on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night, his first late night appearance promoting ‘Whole Lotta Red’.

Carti played the track inside a strobe-lit warehouse with a full band set-up — the rapper hanging off a giant ladder, and the stage surrounded by a ring of fire.

Watch the clip below.

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The same episode of The Tonight Show also marked Fallon’s bandleader and drummer of The Roots, Questlove’s 50th birthday. Black Thought from the band gave him a heart-shaped ruby brooch with a yellow diamond, while Fallon gave him Morris Day’s mirror from Prince’s Purple Rain, signed by Day himself.

Carti released his long-awaited second album ‘Whole Lotta Red’ on Christmas Day last year. The 24-track album features appearances from Future (‘Teen X’), Kid Cudi (‘M3tamorphosis’), and Kanye West (‘Go2DaMoon’), who also executive produced the record.

It proved a divisive release — NME gave it three stars, writing “there’s no getting away from the fact that at 24 tracks long, there’s not a lot of variety on ‘Whole Lotta Red’, and the biggest take away here is perhaps that perennial rap fan favourite: less is most definitely more”.

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