From his hit album, Dirty Sprite 2, to multiples references of a plethora of drugs, including “56 Xans,” much has been made of Future’s drug-laced lyrical content over the past couple years.
The 32-year-old rapper wants fans to rest assured that just because he raps about it, it doesn’t mean he really indulges as excessively as his music portrays.
In a recent interview with French website Clique, Future Hendrix says he raps about it because that’s what fans want to hear.
“I feel like that’s the number one thing everybody likes to talk about. It’s a catch. I’m not like super drugged out or a drug addict. My music may portray a certain kind of image and I know it’s some people that might be super drugged out and they listen to the music like, ‘Ay thank you, you speaking for me’ and then some people that’s not that feel like, ‘Man I don’t have to do drugs, I can listen to Future and feel like I’m on something’ and don’t have to try it. I don’t do it for you to really have to live that type of life.”
Later on in the interview, the “Codeine Crazy” rapper goes on to share news of a couple big endorsement deals he’s landed recently and adds that if he were really strung out he wouldn’t be able to make such deals happen.
“I’m talking boss talk. I’m talking big endorsement deals. I’m talking about some of the big endorsement deals no matter what I am. I get the calls every day. I’m closing deals everyday that don’t have nothing to do with drugs. I didn’t have to be on drugs to go to these meetings. I didn’t have to close these deals to be on drugs. They just see what they get. They don’t see this Nike deal that I just did. They don’t know about this Rolex deal I just closed today.”
Future’s latest project is the DJ Esco and Metro Boomin’ hosted mixtape, Purple Reign.