Between DS2 and What a Time to Be Alive , Future will remember 2015 as one big winning streak. The Atlanta native covers XXL’s fall issue, where he talks co-parenting struggles, rebuilding trust with Drake after their fallout, Meek Mill and breaking out of his shell.
The admittedly shy rapper reveals that he was hesitant to share certain things. “I was shy talking about certain things and I was shy with being honest because I didn’t want people to judge me talking about fatherhood and how somebody should have my child around me,” he says. “It scared me because I know there’s millions of people who are going to have probably a different outlook on it or come at me a different way, but I gotta be like, ‘F**k what they think.'"
See more excerpts below.
On co-parenting with Ciara:
“I want to be able to judge him for myself. I want to judge the nannies that’s around my child. I don’t want to pay for a nanny that I never met, that I never got a chance to interview. That’s not the life I want for my child. I want to be involved 100 percent in all decisions made. This my flesh and blood. If I don’t want him to do something, there’s supposed to [be a] compromise or we supposed to talk about it. You not supposed to just go behind my back and do it. This is my son, too.”
On his son being around Russell Wilson:
“I’m cool with him being around him but certain situations, we all in the public eye, you can’t move around with my son a certain kind of way, you know what I’m saying? I feel like a lot of moves are just made out of just being evil, basically. Because, you know, the success of my album and you still want to make certain moves to take the spotlight off me a little bit and shed light on a negative situation. Why would you want to put light on a negative situation? Even if I didn’t care about it, the people have a way of looking at it. Why would you want to give these people an opinion on our kid? Why won’t we just let our child be a child?”
On his friendships with Drake and Meek:
“On some real s**t, I love Meek. And the Drake situation, I feel like genuinely we’ve been building a great relationship over these years. We got history together. We went on a few tours together, so it was like, publicly, some things was said and it was took out of context. And even with the situation coming out, we put it all behind us, went on a sold out tour and we built from that and I feel like it’s genuine, it’s authentic and we built trust between each other. So with trust, it’s just bringing us closer because in this industry, as you get bigger, I feel like you lose trust for everyone around you."
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(Photo: XXL Magazine)