Future’s model is invariably linked to consuming lean, so it’s not shocking to study he needed to maintain his lack of use below wraps. In a brand new interview with Genius, the Freebandz chief mentioned he was hesitant to confess he stopped consuming the purple stuff as a result of he didn’t understand how followers would react.
The revelation occurred when Genius’ Rob Markman requested Future about what drives him as an artist after years of success. The hitmaker spoke in regards to the stress to stay as much as the expectations of his followers.
“That’s why I said what drives me is me from living every word and being that same way. And just being this person, being that rock star,” he said across the 12-minute mark. “So it drives you, you know what I’m saying, to keep continuing to make the music and continue to be in the music. The fans, what they love you for. And it’s hard, because it just be like, ‘Damn, I don’t want to stop it and the fans stop loving me.’”
Future defined how quitting lean tied into this stress of sustaining his established persona. The platinum-selling artist nervous about how this new actuality would have an effect on the notion of the person behind songs like “Codeine Crazy.”
“It’s like me taking chance on when I was… I didn’t want to tell nobody I stopped drinking lean,” he continued. “I didn’t want to tell because I felt then they gonna be like, ‘Oh, his music changed because he ain’t drinking lean no more. Oh, I can hear when he changed.’ And people are like, ‘Damn, you won’t even say it.’ It’d just be hard and your fans so used to you a certain kind of way with a certain persona, you be afraid to change. You’re afraid if they would not even accept me no more.”
Check out your complete interview with Future under. The rap famous person’s new album, The WIZRD, is scheduled to drop this Friday (January 18).