Not even three months after being dragged on Twitter for saying he uses his voice to “empower men” like Beyonce empowers women (click here to read more on that), Future (born Nayvadius Wilburn) is courting controversy for comparing himself to yet another music star renown for community activism: the late Nipsey Hussle.
The 33-year-old, whose death to gun violence rocked headlines over the weekend, has been the subject of an outpouring of condolences from fans and celebrities alike (including the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Drake, and many more as we reported here). When Wilburn took to social media to offer his sympathies, however, he appears to have taken a wrong turn…
As our friends at TSR captured, Future wanted to remind fans that he – like Hussle – has been ‘teaching and preaching’ the people how to live better lives. Needless to say, the ‘Mask Off’ rapper’s comments turned off a few of his followers.
Their responses below:
Future: Me and Nipsey Hussle a lot alike with our positive messages and music pic.twitter.com/Wxs970b5X2
— Coochie Nectar (@BecauseItsSoft) April 3, 2019
Future in regards to losing Nipsey: “We need more like us”
— Stan (@stvnthemvn) April 3, 2019
Scooter: We need more dudes like Nipsey
Future: Facts We need more dudes like me and him
The rest of the world: pic.twitter.com/TWKUALfPC7
— Quirk Nowitzki (@GritzandGravy) April 3, 2019
Future has since deleted his remarks.