Future Confronted Jay-Z About the '4:44' Line Referencing the Custody Battle With Ciara

The lyric was from a line in 2017 off the song “Kill Jay Z.”

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In 2017 when JAY-Z released his excellent 4:44 album, the intro for the LP, “Kill Jay Z,” raised eyebrows when Hov rapped about Future‘s personal situation with Ciara and NFL star Russell Wilson. “In the future other ni***s playin’ football with your son,” rapped Jay-Z, referring to Future’s and Ciara’s custody battle of their son.

While at Hot 107.9 in Atlanta, Future addressed the lyric in question, criticizing Jay for not supporting the Freebandz boss and rapping about personal issues that’s not associated with Hov for a witty line.

“JAY-Z, when I talked to him, [he said] ‘Man, I didn’t mean to say that. I didn’t mean it like that,’” Future told The Durtty Boyz show. “I was just like, You supposed to be bigging up the rap community. You need to let the NFL deal with the NFL. You supposed to be bigging up me, anything. We come from the trenches. I come from the streets, you come from the streets. You’re supposed to be bigging me up. You’re not supposed to be giving no negative attention for a hot line for something that’s gon’ always be out.”

Future later said “it is what it is” and he’s not putting too much energy into the situation. “I ain’t even trippin’ off him,” he added. “I’m trying to get where I’m going and ain’t nobody gon’ stop me. Whatever going on: the talking, the captions or whatever, the memes. It can’t stop me because there’s a vision that I have and there are goals that I have done set out for myself that I gotta get done no matter what.”

Watch the interview above.

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