That awkward moment when your ex can’t let you go.
Ciara and Future have battled it out in the courts all year long. She sued him for defamation, he countered back claiming she has no real reputation to sue over and then eventually dropped it. It appears Future is ready to move on, but Ciara isn’t as forgiving. Now, the rap superstar is attempting to place nice through one of the biggest music outlets on the planet: a cover story with Rolling Stone.
“I was scared as shit,” Future tells the mag of their 2014 breakup. “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.”
“Her being successful, her being happy, helps me.”
Then, things get a bit weird. He speaks directly to her.
“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.”
One of Future’s closest collaborators, DJ Esco, encouraged the rapper to channel his heartbreak into music.
“I remember Esco going, ‘You need to spend time in the studio and get back to creating,'” Future says. “‘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.” Future was worried about being seen “like a fucking joke.”
Check out the full interview in Rolling Stone here.