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Future poses with a diamond ring in his mouth on the fall 2015 cover of XXL, in which he discusses co-parenting with ex-fiancée Ciara.
When it comes to raising their one-year-old son, Future Zahir, he’s pretty selective about who cares for his child. “I want to judge the nannies that’s around my child. I don’t want to pay for a nanny that I never met, that I never got a chance to interview. That’s not the life I want for my child,” he says.
Is Future implying Ciara doesn’t include him in those decisions? “I want to be involved 100 percent in all decisions made. This my flesh and blood. If I don’t want him to do something, there’s supposed to [be a] compromise or we supposed to talk about it,” the rapper says. “You not supposed to just go behind my back and do it. This is my son, too.”
It also seems Future has come to accept Ciara’s new relationship with her NFL boyfriend, Russell Wilson. “I’m cool with him being around him,” Future begins, then says, “But certain situations, we all in the public eye, you can’t move around with my son a certain kind of way, you know what I’m saying? I feel like a lot of moves are just made out of just being evil, basically.”
Future adds Ciara is attempting to dampen his success. “Because, you know, the success of my album and you still want to make certain moves to take the spotlight off me a little bit and shed light on a negative situation. Even if I didn’t care about it, the people have a way of looking at it,” he says. “Why would you want to give these people an opinion on our kid? Why won’t we just let our child be a child?”
The rapper also speaks candidly on his relationships with Meek Mill and Drake, missing his Gucci flip flops, his growing confidence and more. The issue drops September 28.
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