Despite being lauded for his gritty radio-smashing singles and Auto-Tune specialties, the public has now requested that Atlanta rap star Future offer up his vocals for something that’s not quite up his hip-hop alley: the singing of the national anthem.
But not just any old performance — social media wants him to croon it out at the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks playoff game where Russell Wilson, husband of the mother of his child and former fiancée Ciara, will be among the star players.
And to prove how adamant they are about the performance, social media has created an official petition.
Over the weekend, an celebrity chef Edward Huang created the petition while expressing his contempt of the Seahawks quarterback as one of the premises behind his request for Future’s singing of the anthem. Apparently, nearly 2,000 people feel the same as Huang considering that the petition has already reached over 1,706 signatures of its 2,000 signee goal since being published.
“Russell Wilson is a chilly pimp,” Huang wrote for its description. “I don’t f**k with him because he reminds me of Eriq LaSalle’s character, Darryl Jenks, the heir to the Soul Glo empire, in Coming to America.”
He also made rather explicit mention of Ciara and Russell Wilson’s relationship as it pertains to her former coupledom with the “Stick Talk” rapper.
“Future coincidentally was engaged to and reportedly laced Russell’s current wife in Gucci flip flops,” he wrote. “I believe that if Future sings the national anthem, Russell Wilson, the Seahawks and Soul Glo will all take Ls. This would be great for humanity, but especially America, which we all know is going through a very tough time right now.”
Regardless of how many people ink their support on the petition, however, the Falcons head coach Dan Quinn has already called off all foul play or controversy during the game. The Falcons beat reporter Vaughn McClure tweeted Quinn’s response to a question regarding a possible national anthem performance from Fewtch.
“We will absolutely not go down that road,” he reportedly said.
Should Future actually decide to satisfy the fan’s request, we would definitely be able to affirm that America is the official home of the brave.
See how far the petition has come and what Quinn had to say about it all below.
Petition for Future to Sing the National Anthem at Falcons-Seahawks Playoff Game https://t.co/bNtB62bdo3— Eddie Huang (@MrEddieHuang) January 8, 2017
``We will absolutely not go down that road,'' Dan Quinn told @Bighugh53 about requesting Future songs to annoy Russell Wilson.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) January 10, 2017
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