Lil Wayne wows in Dallas

Tolu Agunbiade

Lil Wayne seen during one of his shows. Photo courtesy

“Sleeping at the top, nightmares of the bottom. Everybody wanna be fly until you swat ‘em.”

This is one of the many witty lines delivered by Lil Wayne at his show in Dallas last Saturday at the Gexa Energy Pavilion.

They are the opening lyrics to his ‘Nightmares from the Bottom’ track, off his new album ‘The Carter IV,’ which he is currently on tour promoting.

Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Lloyd and Far East movement performed prior to Lil Wayne.

The animation of the opening acts brought the crowd alive before Lil Wayne entered the stage.

I enjoyed the show, it was filled to the brim with energy.

There were dancers, pyrotechnics and Lil Wayne skating around the stage on his skateboard.

He rode up and down a quarter pipe clad in a camouflage shirt, shorts, knee high tube socks and vans.

He performed a multitude of his old hits as well as songs from his new album such as ‘She Will’ and ‘How to Love’.

Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.,  a.k.a. Lil Wayne was very personable and genuine on stage.

He thanked the crowd and expressed how much he appreciated them coming to the show.

He stated that his most recent time in jail helped him realize how much his fans support him.

Carter is no stranger to being on the wrong side of the law.

Back in 2007, Wayne and another man were arrested for smoking marijuana behind a tour bus.

In Oct. 2009, Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

He was due for sentencing in February 2010 and was expected to receive a one-year county jail sentence.

In February of the next year, Lil Wayne’s attorney announced that the sentencing was delayed until March 2 because of a dental surgery.

In March of 2010, Wayne was sentenced to a year in prison, which he served in Rikers Island jail complex.

His experiences were felt through the many songs he performed that night.

His lyrics paint a picture of his life and the struggles he has gone through.

He kicked off his performance by telling us three things about himself.

“One, I believe in God. The second thing about myself is I ain’t shit without you. And three, I ain’t shit without you,”  he said.

Lil Wayne was on his game Saturday. He had a flawless, high energy performance and showcased his comedic skills.

Dude is hilarious!