Future might be smiling on the cover of GQ Style with Giorgio Armani these days, but there was a time in his career when he wasn’t happy at all.
That’s what the “Wicked” MC reveals in a new MTV interview, “Future’s Reign,” in which he discusses his rise to superstardom and why he decided to move back to Atlanta.
“It’s a dream, to come from where I come from and say you have a house in Beverly Hills,” he said. “But I’m not happy. This is not who I am. I don’t like jogging. I still have people coming over, playing loud music in a quiet neighborhood. I still have my family coming around, going through my refrigerator, eating up all my food—but that’s what I love. That’s what keeps me grounded.
“Being around my friends that love me, they see things that I can’t see, because when you up, they can still see the bottom,” he added. “And I just had a talk with myself, like, I’m not happy doing this. I’m not happy in this expensive car, riding around, lonely. Having nobody to really talk to. I need to go back home. If it was a time like this, and I was riding around lonely, I could just pull up to my grandma’s house and have her fix me something to eat.”
Future emerged from that darkness to have a career resurgence, one catapulted by prolific output. Now, he’s co-headlining the “Summer Sixteen Tour” with Drake and appears in the pages of GQ.
The full interview, which was taped during his “Purple Reign” tour, is set to air this evening at 10 p.m. ET on MTV. Watch a teaser for the show below.