In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Future opens up about his love for syrup, how he’s handled the lawsuit served by his ex/baby-mama Ciara and bouncing back after his album ‘Honest’ flopped. Check out a few excerpts below.
The lukewarm response to his album, ‘Honest’:
I was scared as shit. I was one step away from being married, and I feel like I failed publicly in relationships. Then you want to go back to doing music, to what you know. And if the people didn’t accept you again, the one thing you feel like you can fall back on, it walked away from you. You feel like it’s over.
Advice he received from Esco (his DJ) when his album didn’t do well:
I remember Esco going, ‘You need to spend time in the studio and get back to creating’. Block all that shit out. You going through a lot right now. Turn that shit into music, or it’s gonna get the best of you.’ Because everything’s popping up in the media. Every day, it’s something. It was getting bigger than my music.
The current lawsuit with Ciara:
I can’t deal with it. I can’t even think about it. I never imagined my life would be like that: ‘I’m going to sue you and take away from you.’ I don’t know how to deal with something like that. All I know is record, record, record, record.
Reports that he wishes failure upon Ciara:
I would never wish that. Her being successful, her being happy, helps me. I’m attached to you. If you’re happy, I’m happy. You’re connected for life. I don’t want you to go through this shit and for it to come back on my son, my kid. I want you to be in the best situation.
Why it upset him to see Russell Wilson, Ciara’s now fiance, with his son, and why it’s a topic he wants to avoid going forward:
It’s something that’ll take more time for me. It ain’t even about [him] playing daddy. I don’t even want to think about it. That’s my son forever. My son is going to be able to read this. He’s going to be able to look at those pictures. He’s going to be able to have a judgment for himself, and have a conversation with me man-to-man. That’s my blood. He is me. I am him. We is one.
Taking Syrup (codeine & sprite):
At first, it wasn’t something that I loved. It wasn’t till I discovered what I loved about it. Some people take drugs and they don’t understand the high. They take it just to be high. It started making me more relaxed. Sometimes you experience anxiety, and it did me some good for that. I don’t feel like I ever abused it. I used it for what I felt was needed.
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