Future lands the cover of Rolling Stone.
In case there was any doubt about just how big Future has become, the rapper lands the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone.
The feature story on Future finds Rolling Stone writer Brian Hiatt taking a trip to the ATL, specifically, Future's recording spot near the city's downtown and his mansion in the (gated) Atlanta suburbs. Hiatt takes us through a night in the studio with Future, where the rapper records four songs from start to finish, and later, gives zero fucks once he learns the hard drive holding those four songs is corrupted-- that's how much material he has, or can easily create.
During the interview, he avoids the subject of Desiigner, telling the journalist, "I never worried about anyone else ... I don't even want his name in the article." They also touch on Future's failed relationship with Ciara which followed the release of Future's debut album Honest in short succession (both considered underwhelming Future moments).
"I was scared as shit," the rapper says, "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." He added, "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."
Despite everything that's happened with Ciara (and her new boo Russell Wilson), Future says he just wants her to be happy. "Her being successful, her being happy, helps me," he says.