Future's Impact Can't Be Denied
While living a very lavish lifestyle, platinum-selling rapper Future is surprisingly very private. So when he decided to open up in this latest interview with XXL Magazine, it caught everyone off guard. Fame has come with its upside for Future, obtaining him wealth and notoriety as one of the greatest rappers to ever touch a microphone. It's Dark side has come with many questioning if his influence on the culture is a safe one.
Twenty-One year old music artist Juice WRLD was very open about how Future's lyrics influenced him to try pill/lean. It would be that drug dependency that would eventually take Juice Wrld's life in 2019 click here. Here's some of the interview with XXL's Vanessa Satten and Future
You worked with Juice Wrld, who passed away this past December from a drug overdose. What were your feelings with everything that happened there?
It was heartbreaking about Juice. Still to this day, I’m heartbroke. Rest in peace to Juice Wrld. He’s a great artist. He had so much more to do.
Did you ever feel any certain kind of way about being influential to him with the drug references in your music? There is some sort of part of your music that he said influenced him.
Yeah, but it was so many people that came before me that talked about drugs from rock ’n’ roll stars to pop stars to people aware of other artists going to rehabs and aware of other artists’ overdose and there is so many other people that was a part of this world way before me. It’s just like, I probably shedded more light on it and brought more attention to it from my cadence or my charisma and the way people reacted to it, but everything I said was already talked about before me. Me having an influence on that, I just feel like...that is not my intentions. My intention was just to be me. I’m just being me and what you get from it is what you get from it, but at the same time, I wouldn’t want no one to go through anything to harm theyself or to bring death to theyself and Juice Wrld is a touchy situation. I’m heartbroken by the whole thing. My heart goes out to his family, his mom.
With the loss of Juice, Nipsey, XXXTentacion, Mac Miller and Pop Smoke and others, it feels like we have lost more rappers than ever—from murder or drug overdoses or illness. Do you feel like being a rapper is a crazy thing right now or like you’ve lost a lot of peers?
Nah, because it’s regular people that go to jail, I mean regular people that live their life and they go to work and if somebody walk in their job and just shoot them and they never thought they'd die from a gunshot. And it’s just randomly they happen to die from a gunshot. Rest in peace to anybody that ever caused or ever went through that tragedy or ever went through that problem. My heart goes out to them but at the same time, it’s like, everyone dies from a different reason. It just so happen to be a rapper or something and they just die from this way and they shed light on it and it’s just, Oh, this rapper doing this, is it an epidemic with rappers overdosing and getting murdered? It’s the streets. It's the new streets. It’s a new wave. It’s like the new theme.
It’s like, a lot more rappers than back 10 years ago. So, now a lot of things more are going to occur. It’s a lot of young rappers that's growing up super fast, that’s getting money super quick and don’t have classes on success. They don’t have a guideline on what you do when you get success or what you do when you get money. How much sleep you’re supposed to get. How much water you supposed to drink. How many drugs you don’t suppose to take. It’s like, it’s not a class, [there's no] guideline on that. You really got to maneuver on your own and become your own person or just gotta be like, your own boss, so, everything that happens, it comes from you. You got to know when to give and you got to know when to let up sometimes and detox. You got to know when enough is enough because you in control of your own destiny and you don’t want to self-destruct.
This interview is being conducted on a 125-foot, $15-million yacht named the Harley G. "I like being on Water" Future says “It’s so peaceful. You get a chance to see so far in the sea. I always envisioned that that’s how far you can go in life, as far as you can see. You can’t even see how far the sea stretches, but at the end of the day that’s how you want to think. You want to think beyond anyone’s furthest imagination.”
How do you keep yourself busy? What do you do for downtime? What’s just relaxing for Future?
Relax time is just going to the beach. I just eat by the beach. I like to have lunch by the beach and like to eat dinner by the beach, sometimes.
What beaches are we talking about? California beaches or Florida beaches? Where are we going?
Man, we go to the south of France sometimes. We go to Miami, which is always good, like right here, it’s super close, Cabo, you go to Jamaica beaches, you go to Italy, they have a good beach in the Amalfi Coast.
Lately you have been a bit public with your love life. What can you tell us about that?
Um, just taking my time with everything right now, life is good. I just want to take my time with everything.
Does it bother you, the public side of people wanting that information and people wanting to know that side of your life because you have been through celebrity relationships before?
It don’t bother me. It’s just, you know, what to give and you know what not to put out or whatever it is. You still try and find those different ways to keep it private but some way to give your fans little insights into what is going on in your life. You get the people in the world who want to know, so you open up a little bit, but you got to save majority for yourself and your partner.
For more on this interview check out XXL Magazine