ATLANTA-born-and-raised Rapped FUTURE covers the new issue of ROLLING STONE Magazine!!!
Here are some interview interludes:
On his sense of determination:
"I want to keep doing what I'm doing and see how far I can go. See when it stops. See what the end is like. I want to make this moment last as long as I can make it. If I miss a day, I'm afraid I'll miss out on a smash record."
On his emotional state after separating from Singer CIARA shortly after the birth of their son:
"I was scared as shit," he 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."
On how he felt about this being his first interview since being sued by Ciara:
"I can't deal with it," he says, eyes hidden by reflector shades. "I can't even think about it. I never imagined my life would be like that: 'I'm going to sue you and take away from you.'" The studio, then, becomes a place to hide, too: "I don't know how to deal with something like that," he says. "All I know is record, record, record,
On his upbringing which was at times, very perilous:
"Some people are from rich families. I was from a drug family.The worst thing that happened was, I was in my grandma's house, and some robbers came in and kicked in the door." He was six or seven years old. The assailants tied everyone up during the robbery. "At the time," Future says, "it wasn't even traumatic. I come from that kind of family. I had to get over it."
On his past affinity for the narcotic beverage he termed "DIRTY SPRITE":
"At first, it wasn't something that I loved. It wasn't till I discovered what I loved about it. Some people take drugs and they don't understand the high. They take it just to be high. It started making me more relaxed. Sometimes you experience anxiety, and it did me some good for that. I don't feel like I ever abused it. I used it for what I felt was needed."
On his longterm goals, aspirations, and; that for which he asks when he prays:
"I'm just looking for stability and longevity. I'm really doing it for stability for my kids. Don't ask for a million dollars. Ask for the stuff that'll get you a million dollars – your health, your brain, your sanity, wisdom. Prepare me for when I do get that million. Make sure I don't go crazy, make sure I help my family. You don't want to ask for a big-ass house and you burn the b*tch down, and then you say, 'God, give it to me again.'"