In the weeks since Gucci's blackface sweater controversy, we've seen some passionate calls for an outright boycott of the iconic brand, most recently from T.I. and Soulja Boy. For Future, however, any Gucci pieces he already owned prior to the controversy and resulting public outcry are going to remain in his rotation.
"Man, I bought Gucci before it got canceled so I'm still gon' wear it because that's my money," Future, speaking with the Streetz 94.5 team in Atlanta, said. "If you wanna give my money back then we can talk, because I'm a businessman. So, you can buy my clothes back if you want me to not wear it, but you can't tell me. Because I don't feel like they did it out of ill intentions, but it ain't for me to judge, you know what I'm saying?"
From Future's perspective, it's all about engaging in "a real conversation" with the designer and their history. "Y'all haven't had no conversation with the designer," he said. "Y'all don’t know nothing about the background of the designer. The designer momma could be black, the designer daddy could be black, the designer could be black. Like, they don't even understand. They're just going off what somebody says in a comment. I can't go off a comment. I just don't know how to do that. That would be ignorant of me."
Elsewhere in the Streetz 94.5 discussion published Friday, Future was asked about the process behind his most recent studio album The Wizrd, revealing those songs are merely a small glimpse at what's ahead. "I feel like The Wizrd was just the warm-up for the next five or 10 years of what I'm about to do," he said around a minute into the video below. "It wasn't just, like, I'm trying to put all my eggs in one basket. I'm giving people a taste of what's to come."
As for the direction of the material he's working on now, Future said he's "comfortable" with where it's taking him.