Future Says “All These Women Were Toxic” While Addressing Previous Relationships, + Opens Up About Not Being Credited On Kanye Songs


Future Says “All These Women Were Toxic” While Addressing Previous Relationships, + Opens Up About Not Being Credited On Kanye Songs

According to Future, all the women he’s dated were toxic.

During a recent interview, the Atlanta rap artist said he doesn’t mind being synonymous with the term, as it means different things for different people. In his eyes, he claims, the women that he’s dated in the past were toxic to him, even if they don’t admit it.

After being asked if he’s bothered by the negative label, Future, 38, stated:

“People have their own definition of what toxic is….[These women] all were toxic to me. They just don’t want to admit it.”

The interviewer previously mentioned two of the “Mask Off” artists most high profile relationships. If you recall, Future had a brief 2013 engagement to R&B singer Ciara, 36, who he shares 7-year-old Future Jr. with. Additionally, the lyricist shortly dated Steve Harvey’s socialite daughter and model Lori Harvey, 25, in 2019. However, the pair eventually called it quits, declaring their single status by early 2020.

Ciara and Future at their baby shower

Future noted in the interview, that the toxicity is all part of his art, and helps him share his more vulnerable side. While discussing his upcoming project, the “March Madness” rapper admitted that despite the toxic perception, he’s a hard lover in real life. Referring to the new album, he stated:

“Putting this project together is just people understanding that I love hard….Probably love the hardest. I wanted to showcase my skills as far as melodies and topics and being vulnerable.”


One artist he attributes to helping him bring out his creatively skillful side, is his “What A Time To Be Alive” album collaborator Drake. Future opened up his partnership with the Canadian artist, commemorating how well the two work together. While speaking about Drake, he said:

“Anytime we work in the studio, the level, the energy—we’re trying to perfect this shit but still stay raw, still stay gritty, and still be moving at the speed of the universe….It’s something that you have to work at, but it’s something that you have to find too.”

Future also paid respects to Hip-Hop icon Kanye West, and revealed personal details about their relationship. The “Dirty Sprite” artist shared that he and Kanye West, 44, have a long history despite perception. Speaking on the “Donda” artist, he stated:

“Me and Kanye always had a relationship….It’s hard for people to understand, because I don’t put everything on Instagram. People don’t know I’ve been able to go to his house, and pull up right into the crib. We just never talked about it.”

Additionally, Future shared that he’s been writing on Kanye albums for some time now without always receiving credits. For him, it’s about the love of the art and the chance to show a great respect. He addressed the matter stating:

“Sometimes not getting credit when you write with him because the love of the art is…I want it to be right. Top tier. Just being able to create and put those textures over different music, and being involved with something like that.”

Then continued:

“And then later down the line in a priceless moment, him saying what he said on Drink Champs. The value of that statement. The value of the relationship as it continues to grow, the value of just treating people like they are priceless, instead of treating people like they got a dollar sign on them every time.”

“What he said on Drink Champs” referred to the moment Kanye called Future “the most influential artist of the past 10 years” during his Drink Champs interview earlier this year.

Future was enlisted to executive produce Kanye’s “Donda 2” album that dropped on his streaming service back in February. According to the interview, Future is now focused on living, growing, and being happy while working on his new album.


Do you agree with Future that toxicity is an ambiguous term? Tell us what you think in the comments! 

Authored by: Kay Johnson