Watch: Kendrick Lamar Tributes Method Man During Energetic “i” Performance on SNL

This weekend Kendrick Lamar shared his message of self-love from the Saturday Night Live stage with a performance of his new single, i .”

Backed by a live band, the Top Dawg emcee also performed Pay For It ,” alongside labelmate Jay Rock .

During “i,” K-Dot busted out a few dance moves while donning black-out contacts and his hair half out in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Method Man ‘s 1994 debut, Tical .

Produced by Rahki , the Isley Brothers -sampling track was released on September 23, 2014 as the first single from Kendrick’s highly-anticipated third studio album.

The song’s official video, directed by Alexandre Moors and the Little Homies ( Dave Free and Kendrick), debuted last week, featuring a cameo from Ron Isley . Watch below.

“i” has so far charted in the U.S., Scotland, Belgium, New Zealand, Denmark, Canada, Australia and France.

In the U.S., it has peaked at #5 on US Rhythmic, #8 US Hot Rap Songs, #11 on US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, #31 on US Mainstream Top 40, and #39 on US Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Kendrick’s currently untitled project follows his acclaimed second studio album good kid, m.A.A.d city , which released on October 22, 2012 via Top Dawg Ent./Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records.

The LP debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and sold 1,226,000 copies as of March 30, 2014.

Kendrick says that his new album will include a lot of “aggression and emotion…” . He further stated , “There was a lot left out of ‘Good Kid…’. It could have been a 30-track album. There are a few new [tracks] that can tie in with what I was talking about.”

He has also admitted that no guest artists have been chosen for the project as yet because he has “so much to say.”