Rapper Future is easily one of the most polarizing artists in entertainment.
While his music is extremely popular, his antics and off-color comments tend to place him on the wrong end of social media shade. A perfect example of this would be Future’s comments regarding the passing of Nipsey Hussle.
Nipsey’s murder has left the music industry in a deep state of mourning. Artists who knew Nip, as well as those who were merely impacted by his presence, have taken to social media to express their condolences.
As a result, Atlanta staple Young Scooter took to Instagram, where he posted a screenshot of one of Nipsey’s old tweets that resonated with him, using the caption to pay homage to Nipsey.
“WE NEED MORE NIGGAS LIKE [Nipsey Hussle],” Scooter wrote. “#LEGENDSNEVERDIE IT’S TO MUCH GREED AND NIGGAS HATING ON THEY OWN PEOPLE JUST WAIT YA TURN PLAY YOUR POSITION.”
Future used Scooter’s post as an opportunity to try to verbalize his feelings about the situation. “Yeah we do need more like us,” Future commented. “I been teaching and preaching for a decade also showing and proving what hard work and dedication get you. #RIPNIP.”
The nature of Future’s music, in addition to him personalizing the post, meant the tribute did not sit well with a lot of fans.
They began to question what Future has done for the betterment of the community while also wondering why he would attach himself to the legacy of a person with a starkly different message than his.
Although it is unknown what Future was trying to convey with this comment, it should be taken into consideration that grieving is a personal process that affects different people in different ways.
Nipsey never lied to us in his music. Future told us he was gonna get his bitch back and a nigga who dress like this foiled his plans. pic.twitter.com/OigpHs29Op
— Haze (@DayHaze) April 3, 2019
Future cool & all but him & Nipsey wasn’t one in the same. They ain’t do the same shit. So idk why the hive getting so upset about it getting called out causeeeee… I mean, ok.
— Dash ⚡️ (@breannadache) April 3, 2019
I love Future but it really takes some balls to group yourself into a category with the likes of Nipsey when the only thing you taught people is to pop xans and drink lean
— Perk (@gregperkinss) April 3, 2019
Future really said “US” when talking about nipsey pic.twitter.com/av0zbsiG4q
— Raycon Global Ambassador (@TIMxMACK) April 3, 2019