Rapper Future sold his entire music catalog for a reported $20 million, sparking rumors that he is in financial trouble.
The Atlanta-born rapper has eight children with multiple baby mamas, including a son with Ciara Wilson.
Influence Media Partners has acquired the Grammy-winning rapper's entire catalog from his Freebandz record label which is distributed by Epic Records.
The deal includes 612 songs, from 2004 to 2020, including hits like "Mask Off" and collaborations with Drake ("Life Is Good," "Jumpman"), Kendrick Lamar ("King's Dead"), Rihanna ("Selfish"), and The Weeknd ("Low Life").
"Future is a cultural icon," said Rene McLean, founding advisor for Influence Media Partners, in an interview with Variety.
"He continues to be a blueprint for impact and success in the music industry and has reinvented music in ways that no one has ever expected. It is rare to find someone who moves music and culture at the same speed with his distinct vocal and melodic style. His prolific career and continued popularity more than 15 years into the game is a testament to his undeniable influence on the contemporary music and culture landscape. We're honored to be partnered with him."
"I put everything into my music, and I wanted to make sure these were in good hands as I thought about the next chapter of these songs. I'm proud to partner up with Rene and the team at Influence Media and send a signal that this music has timeless value. My music is my art, and these songs represent some of the most precious artwork of my career."
Future Hendrix is one Atlanta rapper who doesn't get his mail delivered to the Fulton County Jail.
Instead, Future's mail is delivered to his home away from home — the world famous Magic City strip club in downtown Atlanta.
Apparently, Future spends so much time at Magic City that he picks up his mail there.
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Magic City's official Instagram page posted a photo of an envelope addressed to Nyvadius [sic] "Future" Wilburn.
The photo was captioned, "@future come pick up your mail Mr. Owner!"
Future commented that he would stop by later to pick up the letter.
"On my way soon," he wrote along with crying laughing and shoulder shrug emojis.
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Magic City - also known as the Premier Atlanta Gentleman's Club - is home to the hardest working strippers in the southeast.
Men travel from as far away as California to visit Atlanta's infamous gentleman's club.
Rappers frequently reference the establishment in their song lyrics.
Future celebrated his 35th birthday there in 2018. Rapper Drake gifted Future $100,000 delivered in an armored truck.
Future recently name-dropped his ex-girlfriend, Lori Harvey, and Magic City on 42 Dugg's "Maybach" single: "Pour a lotta dope in my soda/Magic City, I'm the owner/Tell Steve Harvey I don't want her," he rapped.
Future Hendrix cleared his busy schedule to attend his adopted son Jaiden's high school graduation recently.
Jaiden took to Instagram to share photos from his graduation on Tuesday. In one photo he holds his high school diploma while posing proudly with Future.
In another photo, Jaiden posed with his mother.
Even though Future has 7 or 8 other kids, he accepted the responsibility of raising another man's son.
Future also spoke at Jaiden's graduation party.
In 2017, Future posed with Jaiden (far left) and four of his biological children, including Future Zahir Wilburn, his then-3-year-old son by Ciara Wilson (2nd from right).
Black Twitter clowned rapper Future Hendrix for making dubious claims about his rival, rap icon Jay Z. The father-of-6 compared his success to Jay Z, saying he can get Ye, formerly Kanye West, to pull up at a moment's notice.
Future also bragged that he will earn a billion dollars before Jigga -- who needed his wife to reach that financial milestone.
The 32-year-old rapper tweeted: "I'm the only one can get YE [Kanye West] to pull up whenever wherever..tuh. Everything I do legendary or it want get done. Tuh."
In his last tweet, he wrote: "In the streets im bigger then jigga. Ima run me a B up easy [sic]."
Black Twitter disagreed with Future's boasts.
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Many grew up listening to 52-year-old Jay Z's classic songs that are as relevant today as the day they dropped.
Others noted that Jay is a good father to his children by Beyoncé.
One person asked Future: "But are you bigger than Russell Wilson in your son's life?" in reference to the son he fathered with retired singer Ciara Wilson, wife of the Seahawks quarterback.
Another person wrote: "Bro you fell off."
While a third user tweeted: "You were never on."
Questions: Do you agree with Future? Is he bigger in the streets than Jay Z? Can you name one Future Hendrix album?
Drake released the first visual off Certified Lover Boy for his track "Way 2 Sexy" featuring Atlanta rappers Young Thug and Future Hendrix.
In the video, directed by Dave Meyers, Drake portrays a plethora of "sexy" characters such as action hero Drambo (pictured above), a swashbuckler, a cologne spokesman, and a workout instructor.
Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard makes a cameo appearance in one scene with Drake, Thugga and Future wearing all white suits.
Drake released his 6th studio album, Certified Lover Boy, via OVO Sound/Republic Records on Friday, Sept. 3.
Fans immediately took to social media to share their reviews. The album drew comparisons to Kanye West's oft-delayed DONDA album, which dropped Sunday.
Check out the music video below.
Drake ft. Future & Young Thug - Way 2 Sexy
SR rated: 3 roses
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Future Hendrix's baby mama, Brittni Mealy took another swipe at the rapper after she accused him of sending a vulgar text to their minor son.
Brittni, 31, accused Future of sending a vulgar text to their son, Prince, during a text exchange about school clothes.
"HE TEXTS THIS TO A CHILD!" she wrote in all caps on Instagram last week.
READ ALSO: Rapper Future sends vulgar message about Brittni Mealy to their son
Over the weekend, Brittni, who is one of Future's 7 or 8 baby mamas, shared audio of someone who sounds like Future dissing his ex Joie Chavis.
Future and Joie, 32, share a three-year-old son named Hendrix.
In the audio, the person who sounds like Future tries to convince someone that he has no love for Joie.
"I don't look at Joie as somebody like I look at you. Me and Joie always been friends, super cool. Like you don't even know that me and her was just always been super cool to the point where we still could be cool right now."
"I don't look at her like someone I love, I never loved her like that. She know that. I never loved her, I never been like, told her 'I love you'. You know what I'm sayin'? I never told this girl, I never told Joie 'I love you' but we had a good a** friendship. You know what I mean? I ain't never tell her I love her like that there. I love you."
What do you think? Is Future the man begging for a booty call in the audio clip below?
In related news, there are reports that Future is expecting three more
child support checks children by three random women. He reportedly impregnated two of the women during a threesome.
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Aspiring rapper Dess Dior has tested positive for COVID-19, just days after performing at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami, Florida on July 23.
The 22-year-old, real name Destiny Bailey, was among the hip-hop artists performing at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium as part of the three-day weekend.
The "Stop Playin'" rapper told her fans on Twitter on Sunday: "I'm sick af (as f--k) in soooooo much pain rn (right now)."
Dior, who had performed on Saturday, later added: "??I don't think I have Covid but ima get tested to be safe."
On Monday, Dior returned to Twitter to update her fans and to urge boyfriend, rapper Future, and other friends to get tested.
"Update: I tested positive for Covid. Everybody who's been in contact with me should go get tested asap," she added.
It's unclear whether Dior received mRNA vaccinations ahead of her Rolling Loud performance, or if she had been required to take a Covid test before taking to the stage.
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Rapper Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens, looked stylish as he arrives to his star-studded 28th birthday celebration at The Highlight Room in Hollywood on Monday.
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The College Park, Georgia native (left) was discovered by rapper Young Thug (right), with whom he enjoys a closerthanthis relationship. The two rappers are inseparable.
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Rapper Drake attends pal Gunna's birthday bash in Hollywood on Monday. Other invited guests include Sean Combs, Future Hendrix, G Herbo, Doja Cat, music producer Scott Storch, and more.
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C- and D-list celebrities attended rapper Future Hendrix's #MaskOff party at The Highlight in Hollywood, California on Wednesday. The rapper was seen arriving to The Highlight room with a group of friends. He wore a white shirt, black pants, draped sweater, and a red ball cap as he made his way into the maskless party.
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Rapper Saweetie attended rapper Future's #MaskOff party at The Highlight in Hollywood, California on Wednesday.
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Karrueche Tran attended rapper Future's #MaskOff party at The Highlight in Hollywood, California on Wednesday.
Rapper Future Hendrix appears to shade his x-girlfriend, Lori Harvey, in a snippet from a new track.
On Wednesday, May 19, an audio clip leaked that hinted Future may not be over Lori.
In the snippet, featuring bite-size rapper 42 Dugg, Future raps: "Tell Steve Harvey I Don't Want Her."
Future and Lori met in 2018 shortly after she broke up with fiancé Memphis Depay.
Future and Lori dated until she caught him cheating with one of his baby mamas in 2020.
Future is currently dating rapper and IG model Dess Dior.
Lori's stepfather Steve Harvey is happily married to Lori's biological mother, Marjorie.
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Steve was not a fan of Future or any of Lori's ex-boyfriends. He told Ellen DeGeneres he got rid of "all of them" because they were disrespectful.
Steve later said he approved of Lori's millionaire actor boyfriend Michael B. Jordan, who is respectful and doesn't overstay his welcome at Steve's house.
Future hasn't responded to the frenzy caused by the leaked snippet. However, he did retweet a comment: "Respect to all women (I BOUGHT THAT B*TCH A PATEK).
Joie Chavis took to social media to clear the air about assumptions her fans may have about her baby daddies, Future Hendrix and Bow Wow.
Since the Covid peaked in 2020, courts stopped aggressively pursuing fathers who are behind in their child support payments.
Times are hard for everyone, including rappers who can't tour or book club gigs due to the lockdowns.
In a Q&A session on her Youtube channel, Joie Chavis asked her followers to reveal their uninformed assumptions about her.
At the 2:11 mark of the video [click here], Joie revealed she doesn't receive child support from either of her children's fathers.
"Um, I don't get any child support (imitates a record scratching) - repeat that -- I don't get any child support."
Joie was a background dancer for Bow Wow when he fathered her daughter, Shai Moss, 9.
She also welcomed a son named Hendrix with Future in 2018.
"I don't really need to ask for certain things for my kids 'cause I can do everything myself," she said confidently.
Watch the full video below.
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Rapper Future Hendrix allegedly stood by and watched as a woman was thrown to the floor by his security.
The woman made the mistake of trying to get close to the 37-year-old father of six. The "All Bad" rapper watched as his security grabbed the woman and threw her down to the floor.
A viral video shows the rapper watching as the fan argued with Future's security guard and got in his face.
The burly guard grabbed the woman by the throat with one hand and threw her down on the floor repeatedly in the crowded nightclub. At one point he threw her down and pinned her to the floor by her neck.
The camera then panned over to Future who looked on calmly as if he were watching a sporting event.
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An Instagram model claims promiscuous rapper Future Hendrix offered her $20,000 in cash to abort a fetus that would've been his 9th baby.
She accepted his offer.
The woman provided receipts in the form of text messages exchanged with the horny rapper and a video clip of the $20,000 cash -- still wrapped in bank bands.
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One text reportedly sent by Future reads: "Last thing u need to worry about is money. U showing you can't be trusted. Friday no excuses."
The IG model reportedly accepted the cash even though she would've been set for the next 18 years if she delivered the baby. Times are hard right now for sex workers and Instagram escorts amid the Covid-19 lockdowns.
Question: Would you take $20,000 to abort Future's baby?
A few months ago, Future's ex, Brittni Mealy, was singing "Reunited and it feels so good," now she's crying the blues.
The 31-year-old Virgo took to Instagram to claim Future said "f*** him" to their son, Prince Wilburn, at his 8th birthday party over the weekend.
Britnni and Prince are pictured last year at his Mario-themed 7th birthday party in Atlanta.
In now deleted posts, she wrote, "I don't even do this but @Future you a real p*ssy you knew to hide and run when I came cause you don't want this smoke b*tch boy you ran from my kids p*ssy ass how!! Run like yo scary ass always do b*tch!"
Brittni then added, "Who tf tell a 8 year old f**k him and he will shoot up his mom n***a a real b*tch. Don't come back begging like yo ass always do simp cause you dead to me after tonight."
Next to Ciara Wilson, Brittni is perhaps Future's 2nd most popular baby mama. She commanded blog headlines for fiercely defending her ex and she is well-known in the ATL as founder of the Pop of Junk clothing boutique.
She is also known for filling the gap when the promiscuous rapper is between groupies or on the hunt for his future baby mama.
Brittni is an attentive mom who is often seen around Atlanta with just her son -- no man or hangers ons looking for a come-up.
Among her accolades, Brittni was featured on Upscale magazine's Mommy and Mogul issue in July 2015.
Nowadays Future is sharing his bed with rapper and Instagram model Dess Dior, 22. Brittni is betting they won't last long, and she will soon be reunited with her man.
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