Unfortunately for the Future Hive, that petition urging him to perform the national anthem at Saturday’s (Jan.14) Atlanta Falcons playoff game against the Russell Wilson-quarterbacked Seattle Seahawks team ended up holding no weight after all.
However, that doesn’t quite mean that fans won’t have their share of the Atlanta rapper’s vocals at the Georgia Dome anyways.
Despite the Falcons’ head coach, Dan Quinn, shutting down any game-day shenanigans of a Future performance, the team’s official DJ, Jay Envy, must have missed the memo. Revealing some of the rapper’s radio-smashing hits on the game-day playlist, he confirmed that Fewtch’s signature trap music will be played during the game.
According to the caption on the post, the Fewtch-saturated playlist was specially handcrafted for Wilson, the husband to Future’s ex-girlfriend Ciara, who is the mother of Future's son. Jay Envy said in the post’s caption that several people had already reached out to him about which tracks he would be spinning during the playoff game, and his proud Atlanta nativity would be reflected in the songs of choice.
“I was a Falcons fan since birth,” the caption reads. “It’s tatted on my neck and I rep this city to the fullest. So just in case you’re not sure what I’m playing… here’s my playlist I made for Russell.”
But as it may seem, the playlist isn’t anything to take personally after the DJ told Complex that Future is a staple at every home game anyway.
"This is Atlanta. I play Future at every home game," he said. "That’s like not playing [Kanye] in Chicago. It just doesn’t happen. I’m not not going to play Future because of a certain team or player. I’m going to play it and, to be honest, no one has hit me up directly saying I can’t play the records I normally play."
Most of the hype of the playlist came from the same fans who inked their name on Future’s national anthem performance petition, hoping that such a heavy presence from the rapper might throw Wilson off of his game a bit. Jay Envy, however, doesn’t necessarily agree with that correlation.
"Let’s be real here, I highly doubt me playing Future is going to affect the way Russell plays," Envy said. "He has probably seen and heard worse sh*t from players and other fans. He’s got bigger problems like Vic Beasley and Keanu Neal."
See the supposed playlist from DJ Jay Envy in the post below.
Blogs reporting that Future's music won't be played in the Dome, but the Dome DJ saying otherwise 😂 pic.twitter.com/08fVEibu7g— Stephen Dacres (@SRDtv) January 10, 2017
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