Future, Ciara and Russell Wilson. Someone who might just look up his old middle school bully, pay him a house call, ring his doorbell and kick him right in the nads. In other words, it's great hype-up music that'll be a staple in locker rooms and sports arenas across the land for probably the next, oh, forever. Too bad for the Seattle Seahawks — and especially for their stadium DJ, as he revealed in a recent interview. And like many of history's high-profile rivalries, this one revolves around a beautiful woman.
Future and Ciara were once engaged to be married; they have a son together. But then they broke up, and now Ciara is dating Wilson. Future and Wilson are essentially polar opposites; Picture a charismatic devil giving you bad advice on one shoulder, and a too-perfect choir boy giving you pedantic lectures on the other.
Ciara brought her and Future's son to Seahawks training camp last month. Wilson was photographed playing with Future's son. Future's son was seen wearing a shirt with Wilson's number 3 on it. Future was not happy. Players like to hear it, it definitely gets you pumped up — even though it's low-tempo, it's still stuff that you want to hear — and then you've got Ciara running up with little baby Future and she's dating Russell.
Future-Wilson isn't the typical beef between rapper and athlete. It's a clash of yin and yang, a battle of good vs. It's a Rorschach test designed to determine your soul's true nature.
He's the guy who says he and Ciara practice abstinence because God told him "I need you to lead her. He's the guy who claimed a fancy water he endorses can help heal head injuries. Then we have Future, a massively popular antihero who belongs right up there with Stringer Bell and early-days Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Their ostentatious, nihilistic themes were met with raucous acclaim by his fans, and gained him still many more supporters. The back-to-back-to-back releases even spawned a meme — playing off Beyonce's "BeyHive" fan legion — called the FutureHive. Here are some FutureHive greatest hits, which often pair his over-the-top lyrics with Photoshops: Im in Pluto I aint comin down. And im cookin Ami Winehouse. And its stankin up the whole house FutureHive pic. And the world of nihilism, boastfulness and being mega-high that Future's music creates is a fun one to indulge in.
That's why — whenever Wilson makes a mistake for Seattle this season — you might see tweets like this one, which was posted after the Seahawks lost their first game Sunday: Unfortunately — should the Seahawks win their division, or the NFC, or even the Super Bowl — they'll likely never get to experience a moment like the one embedded below. First, you have to feel sorry for the Seahawks players who just want to listen to some pre-game Future music but can't without likely offending their quarterback and team captain.
And — finally, thirdly, most importantly — Future vs. Russell Wilson just might be the best NFL rivalry this season.